Wednesday, September 15, 2010

Big Santee Cooper Flathead Catfish

Capt. Wayne Vining guides for catfish on the Santee Cooper Lakes, and he knows where to find the big boys. The catfish change depths and their food preferences with every change in the weather, so if you're looking to catch a big catfish, you want a guide who spends a lot of time on the water and knows the little changes these fish are making.

Capt. Wayne recently caught the 56-lb flathead catfish in this picture on Lake Marion. Many people would assume he caught this fish in a deep hole, but he actually caught it in less than 3 feet of water. Capt. Wayne reports that fall is his favorite time to fish, and his clients get their next fishing trip free if anyone in their fishing party catches a catfish over 45-lbs.

Give Capt. Wayne a chance to put you on some catfish. He's got great rates, and he knows where the fish are and what they are eating. Check him out at

PhotoByWayneVining. This 56-lb flathead was caught in less than 3-feet of water on Lake Marion.


  1. AWESOME cat!! I'm going catfishing in the Santee on Sunday night!!