:Lake Monticello: Catfish: Fair to good. Captain Chris Simpson reports that the big fish bite remains very up and down, with slow to fair fishing one day and then the next day can be very good. The most consistent pattern seems to be anchoring on the deep side of points and humps and fan casting baits in 40-70 feet of water. Fishing around large schools of baitfish can sometimes pay off and watching the diving loons can help you cut the search for that down. Shad, herring and white perch are all working well. Small pieces are working better because the bulk of what the fish are feeding on is small 2-4 inch threadfin and gizzard shad.