Fish cut bait on lower-lake ledges for Lake Norman catfish. […]
During the summer, Lake Norman’s flathead catfish like to hang out in deeper holes, and anglers can catch them under schools of white perch. […]
Lake Norman is a trophy catfish hotspot, and it is especially good during the winter months. […]
In 2012, when the N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission decided to quit stocking striped bass in Lake Norman, that probably wasn’t the best news for Bob Curan, who grew up fishing for striped bass in the Chesapeake Bay before moving to North Carolina in 1997 and putting in 15 years learning the 32,500-acre lake north of Charlotte. […]
Hybrid striped bass are a popular gamefish in a number of lakes in the Carolinas. They are fun to catch, and they’re also tasty, but anglers shouldn’t be too eager to eat them out of at least one North Carolina lake. […]
Quality crappie can be caught in bitter, cold weather at Lake Norman with the use of visual aids.
“The fish will be in 25 feet of water or deeper,” said guide Gus Gustafson. “The most-effective way to find them and catch them is with side-scan and down-scan electronic units. Without these visual aids, opportunities are limited.”
One morning last December, a bass tournament was blasting off out of the McCrary Creek boating ramp, aka Queens Landing, but Carson Orellana of Mooresville, N.C., was perfectly content to let the traffic clear before he backed his Nitro down the ramp and pushed off into Lake Norman.
Fishing for spotted bass on Lake Norman greatly improves in October as the water temperature gradually declines from the 80s into the lower 70s, according to Bob Curan of Bob’s Professional Fishing Guide Service.
North Carolina native Bryan Thrift won the Walmart FLW Invitational on Lake Norman this past weekend, narrowly beating fellow North Carolinian Scott Beattie by less than half a pound. In all, 9 anglers from the Carolinas placed in the top 20 of the event.