Mac Byrum

This past Wednesday produced 25 Ark. blues and a few channel cats in four plus hours of fishing. Bite was the best on humps in the main channel and long points. Also, early morning drifts around shoals adjacent to the main channel produced some good bite. We worked one hump and had six blues on at one time. Slow trolling means using your trolling motor to pull the boat at 0.5 MPH. Thursday produced some good quality fish, but not as many as Wednesdays trip. Sunday was overcast and produced some cats in the 15 pound class. Badin and Tillery Lakes continue to produce trophy cats (30 to 60 pounds), most of which are released alive for others to enjoy at a later time. I have a new web site and it is

Fish Species: Catfish
Bait Used: Fresh cut bream and white perch
Tackle Used: Abu Garcia 6500, Ugly stick and 30# Cajun Red line
Method Used: Slow trolling
Water Depth: 20
Water Temperature: 72 to 78
Wind Direction: East and south
Wind Speed: 2 to 12

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Mac Byrum

About The Author: Captain Mac Byrum

Company: Fishing with Mac

Area Reporting: Lake Norman, NC

Bio: Mac Byrum started fishing on Norman in the early eighties from his camper at Wildlife Woods campground. In 1986, he and his wife (Frankie) acquired a little piece of haven on the lake where they retired to in 1999. Mac has been fishing for catfish and stripers ever since, with a little time spent working at his part time job at Denver Sportsman (formally Rob and Don's Sportsman). In the mid eighties Mac joined the Lake Norman Striper Swipers and has been a member ever since. Also, Mac is a charter member of the Carolina's Catfish Club and a past president. His love of fishing and his willingness to share his knowledge of fishing is well known among his peers and those he comes in contact with. If you want to catch fish and also learn the latest techniques, Mac is your guide and teacher.

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