Rodger Taylor

USCG certified OUPV

Fish Lake Wylie starting at $125.00 with Catfish ON! Guide Service--learn to catch catfish 

Fishing report :  Lake Wylie January 6, 2021

Blue catfish very good.   Water temperatures have dipped into the upper 40's to low 50's in the past week and the fish have responded with a steady bite.  Blue cats bite better than channels and flatheads in the cold water period.  Catching blues to channels in 9 to 1 ratio.  Catching good numbers of blue cats from the anchored position on ledges and lake points.  Some anglers report the drift to be very slow with occasional large blue.  White perch seem to biting all over the lake especially in Little Allison Creek.  White perch size is mostly small but I have been able to catch larger white perch to 1/2 pound with live offerings.   Some guides report great success using cut chicken for catfish if you cannot obtain shad.  Gizzard shad make the best catfish bait in the cold water period but can be difficult to obtain.  Netting shad in Wylie produces lots of 1 to 2 inch threadfin shad.

Ebenezer Park fishing pier looking great.  No word yet on opening.

Type your paragraph here.

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

Your fishing guide


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.