Catch Monster Catfish (Lake Moultrie)

Catch Monster Catfish (Lake Moultrie)

Electric utility Santee Cooper built Lakes Marion and Moultrie in the 1940s to generate power, but sixty years later, they’re best known for that project’s welcome byproduct-fish. From bass to crappie, the lakes have historically produced national record catches. Catfish take the prize. Whomever you choose amongst the many guides at the fish camps, you’re virtually guaranteed a healthy catch, and you might just land a 30+ pounder (a 109-pound blue catfish was caught this spring).

Directions from Charleston: Take exit 199 off I-26 W to Hwy 17A N. At Moncks Corner, left on to SC Hwy 6. Follow for 15 miles around lake to Hwy 45 (Trojan Rd.). Turn right and head 2 miles until you cross the canal between the lakes.

Lake Moultrie Guide Listings:

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