:Lake Monticello: Catfish: Fair to good. Captain Chris Simpson reports that fishing is fair most days, with some good days. Everything remains fairly deep, with most of the bait and catfish are holding tight in 60-70 feet of water. Both slow drifting and anchoring are working well, and ledges of gullies seem to be the most productive terrain. White perch and gizzard shad have been the best baits. As usual when pursuing big fish anglers need to be patient, particularly now when catfish have their choice of millions of slow-moving or even dying baitfish to feed on.