Lake Wylie 3.9.08 - 3.15.08

Discussion in 'SOUTH CAROLINA LAKES / RESERVOIRS' started by WylieCat, Mar 16, 2008.

  1. WylieCat

    WylieCat Well-Known Member

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    The lake is at it target elevation for the first time in eight months. The water is stained with temps up the Catawba River around 59 degrees and around 68 in the South Fork River.

    The bite is off from what it was in mid to late February, but good catches of 15-25 fish are still occuring when the weather remains constant for a couple of days. Those 2-3 days before these fronts are awesome day to be fishing, but you may as well stay home the day after they pass through.

    Baits vary, and seem to change from one day to the next, but water depth has remained the same with most catches coming from 18-24 feet.
     
  2. Catfish_Commando

    Catfish_Commando TF Staff Member

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    Dieter,

    After the front passes through, what happens to the catfish which causes them to shut down so drastically?
     

  3. WylieCat

    WylieCat Well-Known Member

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    "...After the front passes through, what happens to the catfish which causes them to shut down so drastically?..."

    We like to blame the declining bite the day after a front on the rise in the barometer. Saturday the front came through and the barometer was at 1000.3 mb. Twenty-four hours later the barometer had climbed to 1022.1 mb. Thats a good rise in a short in twenty-four hours.

    Often these fronts usher in colder temperatures. These colder temps can lead to a rapid drop in the lake water temperatures, and this leads to a slow down in the bite until things stabilize.
     
  4. billfish76

    billfish76 Active Member

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    I cant wait to see how they bite at night. Hopefully we can find the big one Friday night...
     
  5. RiverratSC

    RiverratSC Active Member

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    Going and not doing great is better than not going. If the weather would just stablize it would help.
     
  6. WylieCat

    WylieCat Well-Known Member

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    FYI, the rains this weekend muddied up the back of the creeks really well, so the ol' "mud line" bite might be on!!