Lake Wylie Fishing Report
Lake Wylie is at 97.5% of full pool.
Catfish: Good. Captain Rodger Taylor (803-517-7828) reports that the bite has stabilized on Lake Wylie and the fishing has gotten pretty consistent. Channel catfish are easily taken with cut bait drifted shallow in 4-10 feet of water in the early morning hours until about 10 a.m. Blues can be mixed in, but the majority of the catch will be channels in the 3-5 pound range. Blues can be found in the big water near the river drop or near under water humps, islands, and inundated small creek beds or any subtle break in the bottom floor in the 20- 33 foot range. As the water continues to warm the fish will move more shallow in the southern end of the lake.
Largemouth Bass: Good. FLW Professional and Guide Matt Arey (704-484-7715) reports that the best bite has been offshore, and there are some very large schools of 100 or more fish where anglers can really get into hot action. Offshore fish can be caught around humps, bridges and underwater points with swimbaits, drop shot rigs, DD-22s, and football head jigs. There is also a decent bream bed bite, and hatching mayflies can also contribute to this action. Look for bass cruising in packs and targeting spawning bream around docks and in the backs of sandy coves. Prop baits, swimbaits and weightless Senkos will all catch fish.
DHEC Fish Advisories: Due to PCB advisories visit http://www.scdhec.gov/environment/water/fish/Advisories/hartwell.htm before consuming any Lake Wylie fish.