August 6th Lake Wylie Fishing Report
Lake Wylie is at 97.5% of full pool.
Captain Rodger Taylor (803-517-7828) reports that he is catching a mix of blues and channels, with the best fishing on the north side of offshore humps.
Fish are holding deep, sometimes in the riverbed itself, and the 30-40 foot range has been productive mid-lake.
The bite for very large fish is hit or miss but there is always the chance to catch a giant under the cover darkness.
Largemouth Bass: Fair.
FLW Professional and Guide Matt Arey (704-484-7715) reports that the best bite remains offshore, but as the summer wears on Lake Wylie is small enough that the offshore bite gets tougher as fish get hammered repeatedly.
Offshore fish can be caught around humps, bridges and underwater points with swimbaits, drop shot rigs, DD-22s, and football head jigs.
There is also a decent bream bed bite around the new and full moons, and at times bass can be found cruising in packs and targeting spawning bream around docks and in the backs of sandy coves. Prop baits, swimbaits and weightless Senkos will all catch fish.
Right now the shallow bite is above average due to high water levels which scatter the deep fish and bring more fish shallow. The river, often too shallow to fish in the summer, can be strong with good water levels. Try throwing frogs around undercut banks.