Fort Mill Times

Lake Wylie fishing tips - July 1, 2008

• Largemouth Bass: Fair. First thing in the morning fish topwater Pop-Rs over main channel points in about 8 feet of water. After 10 a.m. or so move deeper and fish the drops using Carolina rigs with an extra long leader -- a strong color is watermelon seed dipped in chartreuse glow dye.

• White Perch: Good. Fish in 18-24 feet of water next to river channels and look for sandy bottoms. Use a minnow or small spoon lowered to the bottom and then bumped slowly; crickets will also work.

• Shellcracker: Very good. Fish deep drops using red worms fished on a dead line.

• Catfish: Good. Use mussels, shrimp, and stinkbaits.