Commission will hold meeting on Lake Norman striped bass

The N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission has invited Lake Norman fishermen to discuss the striped bass fishery at a meeting next week.

North Carolina biologists will discuss fishery’s past problems, potential changes

The N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission will hold a public input meeting at Lake Norman High School in Mooresville on Oct. 16 to discuss the Lake Norman striped bass fishery.

Commission biologists will present an overview of the lake’s striped bass fishery, provide information on the status of the population, and discuss the current management of the fishery, as well as potential future strategies to improve the fishery.

They also will review the striped bass kills that have occurred over the last few summers and outline options that can be implemented to reduce the frequency and magnitude of fish kills.

During the meeting, anglers will be encouraged to ask questions and provide comments.

“While the meeting will focus on the lake’s striped bass fishery, we encourage all anglers who fish on Lake Norman to attend the meeting and provide input,” said Brian McRae, Piedmont fisheries supervisor for the Commission. “We want this meeting to be an open forum where anglers and Commission staff can share information about striped bass management.”

The meeting will be held at 7 p.m. in the school’s auditorium.