I fished Wylie alone today out of Buster Boyd access area. After being closed for months, it was nice to lauch out of there and fish the upper lake. Two of the four ramps were reopened last week. The ramps are not steep, so if you plan to launch your boat alone you will need some rubber boots if you do not want to get you feet wet!! :wink: Air temps were in the low 50’s with a 7-10mph wind out of the NW with clear skies. Water temps on the main lake were around 50-53 and 60-63 on the South Fork. The lake is currently 94.6 and the target level is 97. Bait was very thick and heavy on the main channel in the deeper waters. The cooler surface water temps are dirving the shad deeper to more stable water temps and the fish are following them to the deeper water. I landed some nice channels in the 5-8 pound range and also a couple of small blues. The upper South Fork only produced one fish and showed no where near the bait of the Catawba. The upper Catawba waters were very cold and held virtually no bait compared to the sections near the Buster Boyd bridge, so I did some looking around and headed south. While at the upper end I took a look at the ramps at South Point access area. Currently they are closed, but four of the six could be opened now without a problem. I ended the day with eight cats and fished from 1:30pm-5:30pm. All fishing was done drifting .25-.50mph.