Lake Conditions: Lake Norman is mostly clear with surface water temperatures in the high fifties and low sixties in open waters not affected by power generation. The water level is about 3.0’ below full pond on Lake Norman and 3.1' below full on Mountain Island Lake.
Lake Conditions: Lake Norman is mostly clear with surface water temperatures mainly in the sixties in open waters not affected by power generation. The water level is about 2.4’ below full pond on Lake Norman and 3.0' below full on Mountain Island Lake.
Lake Norman anglers will experience some of the best fishing of the fall season during the cool weather and clear skies of November. Sixty degree water temperatures have already caused a feeding binge among bass, crappie and hybrids. That trend should continue throughout the
The hybrid striped bass caught from Lake Norman in recent weeks are larger than the average spotted bass and fight harder than a striped bass of equal size. While most are fourteen to eighteen inches, a few over twenty inches are being registered. It is surmised that the hybrids
Fishing is different from other sports in that the angler rarely gets a good look at his opponent (the fish) before he catches it. Worse yet, are the times when a fish takes the bait without getting hooked or swims away without ever being seen. No wonder there is a lot of talk
Each year about this time, bull red drum come to spawn in the sounds along the North Carolina coast. They particularly like the long points and shallow waters of the Pamlico Sound, a salt water lagoon separated from the Atlantic Ocean by the Outer Banks.
It has taken a few years, but hybrid striped bass are now being caught with some regularity by Lake Norman fishermen. Recent weeks have brought nice catches by anglers fishing the main river channel from Marker 18 north to the Buffalo Shoals Road Bridge. Other reports are coming
According to a report compiled and published by the North Carolina Wildlife Resources Commission in May 2014, there were 143 boating accidents statewide during 2013. The majorities (126) were classified as non-fatal, but sadly, 17 accidents resulted in 19 deaths. Furthermore,
Hot Spots of the Week:
Blue catfish are hitting near the dam at the lower end of the lake. Soft plastic lures are catching bass under deep-water docks and boat houses. Jigging spoons and buck tail jigs are catching spotted bass, hybrid striped bass, white perch and flathead
Most bass fishermen have heard the expression, “Find the bait, and the bass will be close by.” When Lake Norman anglers think of bait, they think of the large schools of shad and herring that roam its waters. While it’s true that shad and herring are the preferred bait fish
As we transition from the fall bite to the winter bite there are some key beliefs that I have about catching fish on crank baits in the winter; here are my keys to winter cranking. First and foremost I believe that the slower the metabolism of the bass the more they like a tight-wobble... read more
It’s that time again! The winter fishing season on Lake Norman has begun. Some might be surprised to learn that cold weather affords some of the best fishing of the year. The reason is simple. As temperatures cool, the metabolism of fish slows, and causes them to hole up in... read more
A look at the surface of Lake Cumberland right after dawn reveals a big, calm lake. Although the old Cumberland River now lies under at least 100 feet of water throughout most of the lake, the old river is still churning.
Water quickly finds weakness as anyone... read more
It’s difficult to find gifts for a person who has everything, especially if that person is a fisherman! So to make this task a little easier, here are a few thoughts that might help you to decide on the perfect holiday gift.
It’s helpful to ask a friend or fishing... read more
As the fishing industry continues to mature it is fact that leadership in the fishing industry continues to overcome down times, change and constant attack on its existence. We as most spectators do, look at the industry as a booming money making empire that profits all that... read more
Who knows if Fellsmere Reservoir is going to be the Best Bass Fishing Lake? The probability is awesome that Fellsmere Reservoir will be the Best Fishing Lake- bar none! The lake is set to be on 10,000 acres of previously farm land in Central Florida right next door (levy)... read more
A year of change and old traditions gone new ones are evolving and what once was the standard is no longer in play. Every year we see change in the fishing industry is it really accomplishing anything or are the change monsters just working to keep the industry refreshed with... read more
As the migration of fishing continues to be a fluid and ever changing and money becomes tighter and tighter, changes in the FLW Tour were imminent. You could feel the writing on the wall, sponsors becoming harder and harder to acquire, opinions were rapid and change was on the... read more