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AHQ Report - Lake Wylie

July 21

Lake Wylie is at 97.0% of full pool. Morning surface water temperatures are in the mid-80s. The rivers became extremely muddy after recent rains but that water has now moved down the lake. 

After a lull, the catfish bite on Lake Wylie has really picked up and Captain Rodger Taylor (803-517-7828) reports

July 9

Lake Russell water levels are still very high at right around full (full pool is 475.00) and the lake remains clear except in the very backs.  Morning surface water temperatures are around 85-86 degrees.   

It’s been a pretty good bite on Lake Russell for the last week, andGuide Jerry Kotal (706-988-0860) reports

July 9

Lake Wylie is at 96.5% of full pool. Morning surface water temperatures are in the low to mid-80s. 

The most exciting development in the last few days on Lake Wylie has been the mayfly hatch, and as a result of the mayfly hatch the bream fishing

June 24

Lake Wylie is at 96.7% of full pool. Morning surface water temperatures are in the lower 80s. 

Early in the season the offshore bass bite can be really good on Lake Wylie, but after the fish have been heavily pressured in well-known community holes the action gets slower, the fish get smaller, and the presentations have to become more finesse-oriented. That’s where we are now.

From what he has seen tournament angler Reid McGinn of Fort Mill reports

June 10

Lake Wylie is at 97.0% of full pool but lake levels have generally been fluctuating up and down. Morning surface water temperatures are in the upper 70s to lower 80s.     

It’s been a tough couple of weeks for bass fishing on Lake Wylie, and tournament angler Reid McGinn of Fort Mill reports

May 26

Lake Wylie is at 96.6% of full pool and the lake is clear. Morning surface water temperatures are approaching 80 degrees.   

The pre-spawn feeding binge couldn’t last forever, and this week Captain Rodger Taylor (803-517-7828) reports

May 21

Lake Wylie is at 96.4% of full pool and the lake is fairly clear. Morning surface water temperatures are in the low to mid-70s. 

It took all spring, but in this post-spawn period the bass fishing on Lake Wylie seems to be improving. In recent tournaments plenty of bags in the teens have been weighed in, and tournament angler Reid McGinn of Fort Mill reports

May 6

Lake Wylie is at 97.0% of full pool and the lake is pretty clear. Morning surface water temperatures are in the mid to low-70s. 

Instead of talking about struggling bites first, it’s a good time to lead off with the catfish. 

The action is excellent, and Captain Rodger Taylor (803-517-7828) reports

April 29

Lake Wylie is at 96.6% of full pool and water temperatures are in the mid 60s. Clarity is good over most of the lake. 

It’s almost getting to be a joke how low the bass fishing weights are on Lake Wylie, and tournament angler Reid McGinn of Fort Mill reports

April 16

Lake Wylie is at 96.6% of full pool and water temperatures are in the mid to upper 60s. The lake has cleared up substantially this week.   

After some really good bags last weekend and earlier this week the bass fishing seems to have dropped off again on Lake Wylie, and tournament angler Reid McGinn of Fort Mill reports

April 2

Lake Wylie is at 98.1% of full pool and water temperatures were around 63-64 before the cold snap. The whole lake is muddy from one end to the other. 

Once again conditions have dealt a harsh below to the bass fishing on Lake Wylie, and tournament angler Reid McGinn of Fort Mill reports

March 19

Lake Wylie is at 97.8% of full pool and morning surface water temperatures are in the upper 50s. The water is pretty stained in the backs.

The bass fishing is finally getting better on Lake Wylie, and tournament angler Reid McGinn of Fort Mill reports

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