Overall Bite: GOOD Lake temperatures remained around 51-53 degrees over much of the lake including the South Fork River. Apparently the discharge of hot water into the South Fork River was halted this week lowering the "hot hole" temperature, of course that could change at any time. The lake is as clear as it gets right now. Be prepared to change your technique and location. That sums up fishing on Lake Wylie right now. The bite has varied from day to day. Patterning fish from week to week has been difficult due to swings in temperature. Anglers that are willing to spend time fishing different depth ranges can find success, but what works today may not work a few days from now if it warms up or cools off significantly. To guarantee success right now be sure to come prepared with several cut baits and be prepared to anchor and drift. Some days the anchor bite is the only way to go, and some days the fish are caught drifting. I wish I had a good explanation of why this is, but I don't. Perhaps as our weather stabilizes into spring conditions in a few weeks things will be a bit easier. Fish are not super shallow, but don't hesitate to fish 10-12 feet of water. The deep river channels hold fish at certain times, but most fish are being caught in the mid ranges of 15-20 feet. Right now the dedicated angler can expect to catch 15-20 fish on a typical outing on Lake Wylie.