Very good. The channel catfish bite has been outstanding on mid-depth flats with 10-17 feet of water. Fish are scattered but taking a variety of cut baits very well. On some days the head portion of the bait has produced larger fish, and drifting has been a strong technique. It’s flathead catfish season, and flatheads will take live baits fished around brush piles.
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• Largemouth Bass: Slow to fair. A typical summer pattern has set on Lake Wylie. One productive pattern is fishing offshore around humps, bridges and points with DD-22s, Hopkins spoons, football jigs and big plastic worms.