Overall Bite: GOOD Well, just when I thought things were going to slow to the usual January crawl on Lake Wylie, the oldest of the Catawba chain of lakes surprised me with an excellent bite this past week. Water conditions on Lake Wylie are good right now. The clarity is as good as it gets on the lake, and temperatures are 49-51 degrees throughout the lake with some 45-47 degree temps far up in the rivers. The South Fork River is not its traditional 10 degrees warmer this week. Power production at Plant Allen has been shut down for some reason. It appeared Sunday that the stacks are again smoking, so there will probably be hot water in the South Fork River this week.. The bite has been as good as it gets in the winter on Lake Wylie with catches of 15-20 catfish possible. The fish are in and around deep water and anchoring or very slow drifting will produce fish. You will have to cover some water to find fish since they seem to be following bait, but once you find a productive area you can work it a good while.