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 Post subject: Catawba below Lake Wylie?
PostPosted: Sat Nov 20, 2010 6:54 pm 
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Has anyone ever fished the Catawba River below Lake Wylie, in the area where it crosses I-77 (a few miles over the SC border)? I can't find any meaningful fishing references by using the Google.


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 Post subject: Re: Catawba below Lake Wylie?
PostPosted: Sun Nov 21, 2010 9:37 am 
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Christensen wrote:
Has anyone ever fished the Catawba River below Lake Wylie, in the area where it crosses I-77 (a few miles over the SC border)? I can't find any meaningful fishing references by using the Google.


I tried googling catawba river access too and found nothing....we need to figure it out before spring! :D

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 Post subject: Re: Catawba below Lake Wylie?
PostPosted: Sun Nov 21, 2010 10:15 am 
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Yes,
I have fished it many times.

Best access for wading is at the Lansford canal.
Almost zero fishing pressure equals a ton of fish. It is much like streamer fishing for trout except that you are catching long earred sunfish.

Plus other fish such as white bass (in the spring) , largemouth,bluegill,cats,etc.

A few folks canoe or kayak it. From a put -in up towards Wylie dam and take out at Lansford.

Very few places within 50 miles of Charlotte that I have not fished :mrgreen:

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 Post subject: Re: Catawba below Lake Wylie?
PostPosted: Sun Nov 21, 2010 3:56 pm 
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JT, THANKS! Tom and I have talked about it several times -- we almost went this past weekend. We both found info on access but couldn't get any info about fishing. Looks like the place to be this Spring.


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 Post subject: Re: Catawba below Lake Wylie?
PostPosted: Sun Nov 21, 2010 4:29 pm 
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The water will be too cold now for there to be many shallow water fish.
All the fish will be in the deeper holes primarily now which will require a boat.

We have always fished it during the summer. Wade wet with some small streamers, a few Bullys and large nymphs such as stone fly patterns in about size #8. Lake fish from March thru May and then hit it in June.

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