Mudkip and myself teamed up to fish Lake Wylie Friday night / Saturday morning. Wylie is loaded with channel cats, but most are in the 4-5 pound range with a few good kickers in the 8-10 pound range. Of course there are the occasional blues that can really pack out a stringer if you can find one. My 55 pound all time personal best blue catfish came from the lake last year. A typical day on Wylie with a five fish limit will be around 28-35 pounds and a three fish tournament will be 18-22 pounds. We were on fish fairly quickly. Water temps on the South Fork were around 78 degrees, so this made for some active fish. The bad part was that they were smaller fish in the four pound range. Around 12:25am the “Miracle on Wylie” happened. We hooked into a NICE whopper blue. We guessed it to weigh 25 pounds. We knew we had gotten really lucky on finding that fish. Rodger and I have both taken nice blues on Wylie, but they are usually few and far between. We felt after getting skunked at Badin, whipped at Monticello, and spanked at Mt. Island, it was finally our day to shine. The fish Gods were not done smiling upon us. About an hour later we hooked into an 18 pounder! Now this was totally amazing at this point. We had a 25, 18, and a several 4-6 pound channels in the boat. Well, it got better. Around 3:00am I am taking care of some chores on the boat and the rod on my side folds over. I tell Rodger to grab it and he winches in a 32 pound blue catfish! At this point I am stunned. Speachless. In awe. All of these fish on game day left me humbled. In the end I think we had around 80 pounds between the three biggest fish. The 25 pounder turned out to be around 30 once we got it on the scales, so we ended up with a 32, 30, and an 18 pounder and another one in the teens and a total of 28 fish for the evening. All of the fish were released alive back into the Lake Wylie, so everyone has a chance to catch them again!!