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AHQ Report - Lake Wylie

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

March 10

Lake Wylie is at 97.5% of full pool and morning surface water temperatures are in the low to mid-50s. From the rivers to the mid-lake is fairly clear, while the lower lake is still dirty.

There were finally some good bags of bass caught this weekend on Lake Wylie, but tournament angler Reid McGinn of Fort Mill reports

March 5

Lake Wylie is at 97.5% of full pool and morning surface water temperatures are in the lower 50s. The mid-lake and up has cleared but has a slight stain, while the lower lake is dirtier. 

The bass fishing should have gotten really good on Lake Wylie, but tournament angler Reid McGinn of Fort Mill reports

February 26

Lake Wylie is at 98.0% of full pool and morning surface water temperatures range from about 51-52 degrees on the main channel to 54 in the backs. The south end of the lake is muddy while the northern third of the lake is clear with a greenish tint. Some of the creeks are muddy in the backs. 

Earlier this week Captain Rodger Taylor (803-517-7828) reported

February 18

Lake Wylie is at 97.6% of full pool and surface water temperatures are in the mid- to upper 40s. The upper third of the lake is muddy and as fast as they are pulling water through the lake it will be to the lower end soon. The creeks vary, with the Big Allison muddy but some other creeks only stained. 

Nobody could accuse the tournament directors for the Saturday and Sunday morning open tournaments of not doing their jobs, but tournament bass angler Reid McGinn of Fort Mill reports

February 5

Lake Wylie is at 97.1% of full pool and surface water temperatures are in the mid-40s to lower 50s. With all the recent rains sections of the lake are muddy again. 

The bass fishing has been a little up-and-down on Lake Wylie, and tournament angler Reid McGinn of Fort Mill reports

January 20

Lake Wylie is up to 98.6% of full pool and surface water temperatures are about 49 degrees.  Water clarity has improved and the lake is slightly stained with a green hue. 

The bass fishing remains brutally tough on Lake Wylie, and tournament angler Reid McGinn of Fort Mill reports

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