Fort Mill Times

What’s biting this week?



Very good.

The catfish bite on Lake Wylie remains strong, and even in windy conditions parties have been catching strong numbers, reliably catching fish in the 20-plus pound range.

Concentrate on 22-29 feet of water along the channels, both drifting and anchoring cut gizzard shad.

The catch rate has been 80 percent blues to 20 percent channels and other catfish species. A shallow pattern will be productive, but if there are several warm days look for fish to move up into 6-8 feet of water to feed.

Bending the barbs down on the Gamakatsu circle hook does not reduce the effectiveness, and makes it much easier to remove them.