Overall Fishing: POOR Water conditions late this week turned bad with the 2"-3" of rain we had. Lots of debris in the water and very muddy. River temperatures were around 49-51 degrees, with little increase in the South Fork due to the influx of cold rain water. Lake Wylie was within 6" of being at full pond on 12/12/08, but they have been moving a lot of water through the system and the lake is back down about two feet below full pond now. The bite was tough later in the week, but not too bad before the rain. Small cats were being caught before the high water. Depth ranges have varied greatly, and there is no real depth range to target especially since the rains. Before the rains catches of 10-12 fish could be expected, but since the muddy and higher water has moved in catches of 3-5 are the norm. The good news is that the water is slowly clearing and warmer weather is on the way. This should bring about a brief but improved bite by mid week.