What’s biting this week?

May 2, 2014 

•  Catfish: Good. By May the channel catfish bite should be as good as it gets on Lake Wylie, but for now his boat has been having some nice catches of blues ranging up to about 30 pounds. The best pattern has been fishing shallow flat areas where bait has moved up for warm water temperatures, and when there has been current generated either by wind or because of water being pulled through the dam it has really turned the fish on to feed. The best bait by far has been shad.

•  Largemouth Bass: Good. For a week or two now the bass have been spawning hard on Lake Wylie, and they should continue to bed for at least a couple more weeks. Pre-spawn fish can also be found around the banks as well as bucks guarding fry. Fishing floating worms, weightless senkos, swimbaits, shakey head worms and Texas-rigged lizards around the banks and spawning pockets will catch fish, and there have also been fish caught on buzzbaits and chatterbaits. Once water temperatures rise a couple more degrees the shad will move up to spawn and then the bite for bass feeding on them will be wide open.

Source: dnr.sc.gov/news/freshwater.html

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