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Rodger Taylor

USCG certified OUPV

Catfish ON! Guide Service featured on the cover of NC Sportsman January 2013 with feature on "Catch Winter Cats!"


Capt Taylor will take up to 4 anglers on his 21 foot Voyager pontoon specifically outfitted for catfish angling.  The boat is adequately powered by a dependable Yamaha 90 HP 4 stroke outboard and Minn Kota Co Pilot trolling motor for controlled drift fishing/trolling.  We will be able to fish shallow or deep, wherever the bite is happening.   Latest electronics:  Lowrance HDS 9 Live with GPS mapping.  Stout Driftmaster rodholders make bite detection very easy.   There is a Sunbrella bimini top for comfort in the sun or rain.

Fishing report :  Lake Wylie February 3, 2021

Blue catfish good.  Water temperatures have dipped into the mid 40's to low 50's depending on if you are deep or shallow.  Main channel temperatures remain pretty constant.  Big infusions of fresh water from recent rainfall has muddied up some creeks.  This affects the crappie bite more than the catfish--they keep on eating and eating.  Recent catch rates averaging 2 cats per hour, sometimes more and sometimes less.  The average fish are of nice size 30 to 32 inches and about 12 to 19 pounds.  In January 2021 a total of 109 blue cats and 8 channel catfish were caught.  5 blue catfish were selectively harvested by guide party members.  The drift and the anchor up bite are relatively equally producing fish.  During windy days it seems more productive to drift.  Look for catfish to start moving northward in Wylie with additional rains and increasing day length as spring approaches.

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