Craig Parks calls himself a reformed striper fisherman, and says its a matter of necessity.
Parks, who runs Fish On Lake Norman Guide Service, said that, on Lake Norman, the alternative is to be a frustrated striper fisherman, or an unsuccessful striper fisherman, or a retired striper fisherman.
The striper population is really low now, Parks said. Starting about seven years ago, weve been having a fish kill about every other summer, and we had a big one in 2009. Ive seen them floating this summer not in big numbers, but I dont doubt thered be more if there were more in the lake.