Thats interesting. A guy named Cooper fishing on the Santee river. The Santee River comes from the Santee Lakes and also the Cooper river comes from the Santee Lakes. And all is in the South Carolina. Cooper, Santee rig and Carolina rig goes together. And thats where I catch catfish.
That is where the name came from. Dieter Melhorn has a you-tube catfish channel and that is where I seen it. Nice bunch of cats.