Lake Wylie

Discussion in 'SOUTH CAROLINA LAKES / RESERVOIRS' started by Frostman, Aug 17, 2005.

  1. Frostman

    Frostman New Member

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    Son, nephew, and I went on Big Allison this morning from about 8 - 10:30. Caught a 7.1, 6.7, 5.1 and 4 smaller ones. My son, Michael, caught the biggest one which is his biggest one taken on Wylie.
     
  2. Cayman

    Cayman New Member

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    How'd ya catchem?
     

  3. FastenalFishing

    FastenalFishing New Member

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    We went two weeks ago and caught ten but not any big ones. Sounds like I need to come down the lake to Allison Creek.
     
  4. Frostman

    Frostman New Member

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    We were slow trolling bream parts in 15 to 25 feet of water.
     
  5. Cayman

    Cayman New Member

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    Thanks for the info Frostman. It's kinda funny, while you were catching cats on bream parts my friend Rango was in Allison catching bream on worms. I been fishin the crappies pretty heavy but gonna start on the cats.
     
  6. ToonCat

    ToonCat New Member

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    I've heard some word of small flathead being caught occasionally down closer to the dam. Has anyone caught a flathead in Wylie?
     
  7. Cayman

    Cayman New Member

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    I've caught a few flatheads while nitefishin for crappie. Also caught a few off my dock. None over 3 or 4 lbs tho.
     
  8. Frostman

    Frostman New Member

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    Flatheads may be there, but I've never seen one and I've fished Lake Wylie since I was a small boy. I've heard people say they've caught them and heard that people have released them.

    I wouldn't be surprized if they're in the lake.
     
  9. mudkip

    mudkip New Member

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    There are a few in Wylie. There are many in Norman and they are biting well according the the local fishing club. I caught a 16 pound Flattie in Mountain Island this past Wednesday, they are not as easy to catch as channels or Blues.
     
  10. Frostman

    Frostman New Member

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    After being off the lake a couple of weeks my son, nephew and I gave Wylie a try this morning. We fished in upper Big Allison from about 9am to 12pm. We caught two power drifting cut bream. One weighed 6 lbs. I also caught a few bait sized bream, couple of small cats, and one really large bream bouncing some redworms near the bottom.

    The weather was nice but the sun got pretty warm later on.
     
  11. Frostman

    Frostman New Member

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    I entered a local catfishing tournament this past Friday - my first tournament. I struggled and only caught 5 cats for a total weight of 20 lbs. The winner had a total of 108 lbs of catfish and second place had over ninety. Seems I got a lot to learn. It was a winner take all and the award was $800 (eight boats at $100 ea).

    The sponsor was Ted's Hunting & Fishing of Clover, SC. They plan to have a final tournament October 21st. The entry fee will be $50 per boat and $25 (optional) for big fish. Top 3 fish will be weighed. The payout will be 1st - 60%, 2nd - 25%, and 3rd - 15%. Start time is 8:00PM and weigh-in is at 6:00AM at Allison Creek Boat Landing.
     
  12. big "E"

    big "E" New Member

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    Frostman , how many fish were there for a total of 108 lbs.?If it was 5 then that was a great day on wylie.I've caught 20lbers here and there in wylie but never 5 in a day.I'm assuming they were all channels?I do well on cats while the brim are bedding by fishing live bluegills on the bottom right up in the spawning grounds.It seems the cats know about the bounty of bedding brim as well.If I was hunting bigguns there is a hump over in front of where Joslin park used to be that produces well , especially at dusk.That seems to be the magic time for me.Good luck.
     
  13. mudkip

    mudkip New Member

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    I bet they weighed a huge coolerful. Wylie is not a big fish lake yet--mostly channels 3-7 pounds. If you get on a good point at night you should be able to catch 50 pounds pretty quick. Many white cats too about 2 pounders. Not many Blues in Wylie but they are coming on.

    I wonder why they are having the tournaments at night. Everybody knows the fall bite is best during the day!!!
     
  14. Frostman

    Frostman New Member

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    It was a cooler full. Ranged in size from a minimum ob 12 inches on up to the largest which was close to 7 lbs. Too bad they didn't have a big fish contest that night; I believe we could have taken that prize ( close though) with the one 7 pounder we had.

    What kind of bait do you use on the points?

    Where specifically is the hump you're talking about. I fish one that's between Joslin Pointe and the point where the 2 power line towers are.
     
  15. mudkip

    mudkip New Member

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    No big secret that the very best bait on Lake Wylie in the summer is the freshwater clam. Sometimes you see them floating on top. A good point to fish (hint hint) is a main channel point that gets a lot of drift or wind/boat driven current. Look about the shore for washed up mussell shells. Some points are better than others. Fish shallow at night 1-3 feet. The cats will literally jerk your rod out of the boat if you are not careful. The bite is real good right before dark until about midnight than it gets a little hit and miss until about daulight when they crank up good again. You will catch a mixture of channel and white cats.
     
  16. roundhill

    roundhill New Member

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    mudkip do you ever fish mohticello if so do you drift thanks for any advice
     
  17. mudkip

    mudkip New Member

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    roundhill

    I went to Monticello once and had a lot of trouble, probably due to not being real familiar with the lake. Went I got there the water was very low, but enough to launch. I didn't get to fishing real good when a big storm came up and the lake turned into a beast. I was real surprised how rough it was. To make matters worse the water level had dropped even more and I literally had to winch my boat on the trailer. Come to find out they routinely adjust the level of the lake. I wish i could help you but honestly don't know enough about that lake. I know reputable folks who have caught 50 plus pound Blues from Monticello.
     
  18. WylieCat

    WylieCat Well-Known Member

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    Glad to find some Wylie fishermen here. I fish the lake several times a week for cats, mainly the upper end of the lake.

    Yes, there are Flatheads in the lake. I have only caught one and it was in the Catawba arm of the upper lake. It was 7 1/2 pounds on a bream head.

    Drop me an e-mail about the tournament. I have never fished one but it sounds like fun. You can e-mail me at: dmelhorn@carolina.rr.com
     
  19. big "E"

    big "E" New Member

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    The hump is right out in front of the old swimming area at joslin park.I dont have gps coordinates or anything like that but it is pretty easy to mark if you roll over it enough.I would say about 50-75 yards off shore maybe more.I always do better on the downlake side of the hump especially if they are pulling water.I use bluegills for bait almost exclusively , sometimes live and scaled on one side sometimes cut in half.The truly big cats (if there are any that live up to that title ) are below the dam but you have to bank fish for them and have long distance casting ability.You also have to put up with the crowds that often are there at night.I have seen 30+ pounders caught down there but have never got one that big myself.Better chance of hooking a flat down there also.I use 4-5 ounce weights and get the bait presented on bottom with a lift bobber as close to the dam as I can get.If the water is running hard put on more weight as thats the best time to hook one.
     
  20. wylie catter

    wylie catter New Member

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    I wanted to let yall know that the tournements are about to start back up. I know that Ted at Teds Hunting and Fishing in Clover has a schedule made. As soon as I get a copy I'll post it on here. Or you can call him at 803-222-4647. Frostman you might not remember me but I fished that last tournement also. I've met you a few times, I came 4th in that last one. That was a rough night. Up until about 3:30 in the morning I had only caught 2, 2.5lb fish. Once I found them I got up to almost 40 lbs before I had to go. I was way up in the northern part of the lake and had to make it back to the landing in time. Last summer I didn't know there was a BOC. I'm glad to be a member. And I hope a bunch of you guys jump in these tounements with us. It's a lot of fun. This year there is all so going to be a points system with a cash prize and trophy going to the winner at the end of the year. If I can answer any questions for yall let me know.