:Lake Monticello: Catfish: Good. The big fish bite on Monticello has been pretty consistent lately. Fish are in typical fall spots as a transition out of the summer pattern seems to be happening earlier than usual this year. This means that instead of fishing in the backs of coves focusing on main lake, deep water humps and points. Both anchoring and drifting have been effective, with the productive depth range from 40-65 feet although than can change from day to day. Cut gizzard shad, white perch and bream have all been effective baits for big fish, but if you are looking to catch numbers of smaller fish its hard to go wrong with small pieces of cut herring fished on the bottom or free line drifted.