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AHQ Report - Lake Wylie

July 29

Lake Wylie is at 96.5% of full pool and morning surface water temperatures are in the mid-80s. The lake is clear with a relative absence of significant rain. 

As with most everywhere in South Carolina, bass fishing has really slowed down on Lake Wylie right now. Tournament angler Reid McGinn of Fort Mill reports

June 30

Lake Wylie has dropped to 96.8% of full pool and morning surface water temperatures are around 83 degrees. The water is fairly clear. A thermocline is starting to form around 34 feet on the south end. 

It wouldn’t take huge weights to win a bass tournament on Lake Wylie right now, but tournament angler Reid McGinn of Fort Mill reports

June 11

Lake Wylie is at 97.3% of full pool and water temperatures are in the upper 70s to low 80s. Because of all the current and wave action the water has a bit lower visibility than usual. 

Up and down water conditions have made for an unusual bite on Lake Wylie, and tournament bass angler Reid McGinn of Fort Mill reports

May 28

Lake Wylie is at 99.9% of full pool and water temperatures are in the lower 70s. With all the rain last week the water is very stained to muddy and there is ton of current.  

A very mild late spring is prolonging the shad spawn on Lake Wylie, and tournament bass angler Reid McGinn of Fort Mill reports

May 13

Lake Wylie is down to 97.2% of full pool and water temperatures remain stuck in the mid-60s. The water is still stained from the South Fork down. 

The bass spawn is essentially over on Lake Wylie, but angler Reid McGinn of Fort Mill reports

April 30

Lake Wylie is at 98.2% of full pool and water temperatures are in the mid to upper-60s. Most boat ramps are now open again.

The bass spawn is winding down on Lake Wylie, and angler Reid McGinn of Fort Mill reports

April 15

Lake Wylie is at 97.6% of full pool and water temperatures have dropped several degrees overnight to just under 67 degrees. The water is stained and getting muddier in the backs of creeks and up the rivers.   

For those who can get on the lake, spring bass fishing continues to be strong on Lake Wylie.  A recent “tournament” was one with 21 pounds, and angler Reid McGinn of Fort Mill reports

April 1

Lake Wylie is at 97.3% of full pool and water temperatures are in the lower 60s. Up the rivers the lake is stained but water color generally varies. 

Spring bass fishing continues to be strong on Lake Wylie, and tournament angler Reid McGinn of Fort Mill reports

March 27

Lake Wylie is up to 98.8% of full pool and water temperatures are in the lower 60s. Conditions are slightly stained after recent rains.

Spring bass fishing is officially no longer stalled on Lake Wylie, as tournament angler Reid McGinn of Fort Mill reports

March 12

Lake Wylie is down to 97.1% of full pool, and water temperatures are in the low to mid-50s. With little new rain the upper end of the lake is clearing, while the lower end is still stained. 

It’s not unusual for the fishing on Wylie to stall a little in early March before it starts to get good, but tournament bass angler Reid McGinn of Fort Mill reports

February 28

Lake Wylie is down to 98.5% of full pool, and water temperatures range from about 51-54 degrees.  Although the lake is still muddy the northern end is just starting to settle out.

Water conditions are beginning to improve on Lake Wylie, but tournament bass angler Reid McGinn of Fort Mill reports

February 17

Lake Wylie is at 99.6% of full pool, and water temperatures range from about 51-54 degrees.  Pretty much the whole lake is extremely muddy from top to bottom right now.  The lake went from very high with the rains ten days ago to very low when they pulled the water out a week ago, and as it has risen again there are logs, branches and other trash floating everywhere. 

It’s been a strange winter on Lake Wylie, and tournament angler Reid McGinn of Fort Mill reports

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