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  • Lakes Norman & James

    Winter fishing is going very well at both Norman & James. On Norman, spotted bass, stripers, hybrids & cats are feeding aggressively on large schools of small shad & herring midway to the backs of major creeks in 20-50 ft of water. Match the hatch with live shad, herring or shiners fished throughout the water column as needed. Numerous artificials are effective - jigs, Alabama rigs, crankbaits, roadrunners and bucktails all work. Water temps are in the upper 40F range.
    On James, the smallmouth bite is very good most days when the water isn't too cold(