LAKE WYLIE — Four dates on Lake Wylie, including the season-ender, highlight the 2014-15 Catawba Catfish Club tournament season.
The club recently announced its upcoming season schedule spanning September to May. The monthly tournaments come to Wylie, Lake Wateree and Fishing Creek Reservoir.
“We have dropped (Lake) Monticello from the schedule for now,” said tournament organizer Marty Green. “May add it back in down the road but for now we are going to stick with our three main lakes.”
Entry fees, rules, payouts and point structures won’t change from the past season.
“We had a great season this past season, and we see no need for change,” Green said.
Lake Wylie hosts events Oct. 18 and Dec. 13, then Feb. 21 and May 9 of next year. All are at Buster Boyd Access Area. Weigh-ins are at 3:30 p.m. each day, and open to spectators.
Catawba Catfish Club held its first tournament series in 2010. Records for largest flathead and channel catfish still come from Wylie. Several local anglers annually rank among the best in the field. Last season brought out 77 teams for at least one tournament. The finale brought out 84 anglers.
The 2014-15 season includes the following dates:
• Sept. 13, Lake Wateree, Lake Wateree State Park, 7 a.m.-3 p.m.
• Oct. 18, Lake Wylie, Buster Boyd Access Area, 7 a.m.-3 p.m.
• Nov. 22, Fishing Creek Reservoir, U.S. 21 Access, 7 a.m.-3 p.m.
• Dec. 13, Lake Wylie, Buster Boyd Access Area, 7 a.m.-3 p.m.
• Jan. 10, Lake Wateree, Lake Wateree State Park, 7 a.m.-3 p.m.
• Feb. 21, Lake Wylie, Buster Boyd Access Area, 7 a.m.-3 p.m.
• March 14, Fishing Creek Reservoir, U.S. 21 Access, 7 a.m.-3 p.m.
• April 11, Lake Wateree, Lake Wateree State Park, 6:30 a.m.-3 p.m.
• May 9, Lake Wylie, Buster Boyd Access Area, 6 a.m.-3 p.m.
For more information, visit catawbacatfishclub.com/.
John Marks • 803-831-8166