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LAKE WYLIE --
The final King of the Lake event was Saturday, Oct. 6, before the championship Oct. 20. Launch and weigh-in are held at Buster Boyd Access Area.
The series is designed to test local anglers at different seasons and times of day, determining an overall top angler for the lake in 2012. The events are sponsored by Lake Wylie Bait & Tackle.
For more information, visit lakewyliebaitandtackle.com.
Catfish Club series under way
The Catawba Catfish Club announces events in its 2012-13 tournaments schedule, including two regular season and one championship event on Lake Wylie. Dates and location are as follows:
• Oct. 6, Fishing Creek Reservoir, Hwy. 21 Access
• Nov. 3, Lake Wylie, Buster Boyd Access Area
• Dec. 8, Lake Wateree, Lake Wateree State Park
• Jan. 5, Lake Wylie, Buster Boyd Access Area
• Feb. 2, Lake Wateree, Lake Wateree State Park
• March 2, Fishing Creek Reservoir, Hwy. 21 Access
• April 13, Lake Monticello, Hwy. 99 Access
• Championship Event for Catawba Catfish Club, May 4-5, 2013, Lake Wylie, Ebenezer Park
For more information, visit catawbacatfishclub.com.
E15 warning stickers available
The National Marine Manufacturers Association is distributing 100,000 E15 warning labels to NMMA member boat manufacturers across the country to place on their boats in hopes of alerting boaters to the potential dangers of fuel with a high volume of ethanol. The labels will help educate boaters that E15 should not be used in their boat.
Contrary to studies showing ethanol is hazardous to marine engines, the Environmental Protection Agency recently approved a plan submitted by the ethanol industry that allows E15 to enter the marketplace.
There are serious and documented human safety, environmental and technological concerns associated with ethanol blends more than over 10 percent in recreational boat fuel tanks and engines. That means that anything above E10 can pose serious problems, including performance issues such as stalling, corrosion leading to oil or fuel leaks, increased emissions and damaged valves, rubber fuel lines and gaskets.
It is important for consumers to stay aware at their local gas pumps, checking for high ethanol fuels and to use only E10 or lower in their vessels.
In Lake Wylie, Kangaroo Express at 4044 Charlotte Hwy. and BP at 5075 Charlotte Hwy. sell ethanol-free fuel.