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  • Lake Norman October 2009

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    The striper bite is heating up as water temperatures continue to drop into the mid to low 60F range. I'm finding stripers, bass, and catfish from the mouths to midway back in major creeks. They are following the large & many schools of bait back into the creeks. This migration will continue into December as the forage and predators work all the way to the very backs of the creeks. There are also good schools of bass and stripers feeding on schools of bait up lake along the main channel edges around marker 19 to 21. These fish come out of the river section of the upper lake as the water cools in late Sept-early Oct. Live baits fished from the top to 35 ft deep will catch stripers, bass, and catfish. Match your artificial baits to the forage - shad colors in top waters early & late, crank baits, jigs and bucktails. Get out there & catch 'em up!

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