Wylie and Mountain Island...

Discussion in 'NORTH CAROLINA LAKES / RESERVOIRS' started by mintaka, Dec 7, 2009.

  1. mintaka

    mintaka Well-Known Member

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    Thursday morning following work , I decided to ride down to Copperhead and try my luck. After a 2 week skunking , I was at least hoping for some positive bites. I arrived at 8:15 to a temp of 51 degrees and and rather blustery winds from the west. Using shad and livers , I was down there for about 5 minutes when the first bite was on the livers. It felt like a decent size , but threw the hook. 20 minutes later , my largest rod started to bow and curtsy before falling and nearly going for a swim. When I grabbed it , the line went slack. I said to myself , 'It seems these fish know when the rod is picked up' , only to be on the recieving end of the biggest battle I've endured from that lake. 5 minutes later , I pulled a 7 pound blue!!

    Friday morning after work , I headed to Riverbend at the water outlet. Using the same combo , no bites came on anything. Following the 15 minute rule , I headed to a different spot. 15 minutes later , the big rod bows again and when I picked it up , it went slack. About 30 yards out , I noticed something floating in the water. I thought momentarily that it was a small bull shark. When it rolled over sluggishly that's when I knew what it was. I began to reel it in , with absolutely no resistance from the fish. However , when the fish got close enough to see me , it went insane!! Standing on a high bank , I was being pulled by the fish , then trying to steer the fish where I would be able to lip it. 10 minutes later , I pulled a 15 pound channel out!! I always had a feeling my next PB would come from MIL , but to land 2 of equal size 2 weeks apart was phenomenal , at least for me.

    Both big bites came on cut shad.
    This sequence of events has entrenched a deep and firm belief in the benefits of good shad!!

    I'll post the pics to these trips as well as the initial new PB caught 2 weeks ago when I get a data cord for my phone.
     
    Last edited: Dec 7, 2009
  2. FATFLATTIE

    FATFLATTIE New Member

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    Congrats on the PB Mason! Glad you got on some fish:wink:
     

  3. BigBird

    BigBird New Member

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    congrats mason-just txt the pic to your email. should be no charges to do this. i just learned how a couple months ago. pm me if you need more details.
     
  4. catamount311

    catamount311 New Member

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    Congrats man sounds like a blast.
     
  5. WylieCat

    WylieCat Well-Known Member

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    Good story Mason!!

    Congrats on two nice fish! Lots of people give up on catfish this time of the year, but winter is when you have a good shot at a whopper blue on the Catawba.

    :wink:

    Keep it up, and post us some pics!
     
  6. holliswood

    holliswood Well-Known Member

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    Is there any campground there with decent shoreline fishing? I've never been there. Would a cut bass minnow work? Thanks. Good catch bud!
     
  7. Salthart

    Salthart New Member

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    Couldn't have happened to a nicer guy. Congratulations sir !
     
  8. BigBird

    BigBird New Member

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    Mecklenburg county has many parks on wylie. you can find them online on their website. Ebenezer is a nice one too that has a campground. I am assuming that is York county SC.
    For info on MIL, shoot Shrewboy Rob a pm. He works with the wildlfe at the parks. He can give lots of info over there.
     
  9. billfish76

    billfish76 Active Member

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    Wylie has McDowell Park which has a camping area and plenty of shoreline to fish from.
     
  10. catfishhunter2009

    catfishhunter2009 New Member

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    Congrats on the new pb , Mason .:wink::big_smile: