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​​Capt Steve's Story

Captain Steve S Shipley, originally from the Cincinnati, Ohio area, has fished the Ohio River since the 1970's for big cats. Moving to Santee, SC he became a full time guide at 26 years old​. As a Santee Cooper Lakes Fishing Guide in South Carolina for 20 years, he  has been featured in "In-Fisherman" Magazine, Bob Redfern Outdoors Magazine Show, and many other articles and videos.


​Steve then moved to Watts Bar Lake in Tennesee for two years, ambushing cats on the Tennesee River. Still at it, now living in Alabama, Capt Steve is ambushing catfish in Wheeler Lake, Wilson Lake, and Pickwick Lake on the Tennessee River. These three lakes possibly hold a world record catfish. We can fish for numbers but my main goal is catching the "RECORDCAT"!


USCG and AL Guide Licensed.