The upcoming Christmas/New Year holidays are a great time to take advantage of Lake Norman’s fabulous freshwater fishing. Not only is the fishing excellent, but there are usually several mild days between Christmas and New Year’s Day.
Lake Conditions: Lake Norman is mostly clear with surface water temperatures mainly in the fifties in open waters not affected by power generation. The water level is about 2.7’ below full pond on Lake Norman and 2.9' below full on Mountain Island Lake.
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 the winter rolls in and the lake changes from one of grass every where it is very evident that you need to become trained at finding different types of structure; Guntersville is so full of grass that it is all many of us look for. The truth is that the lake is full of a... read more
Some lures on the market have stood the test of time, catching fish decade after decade. The Dardevle spoon, the Panther Martin and Rooster Tail in-line spinners, the Jitterbug and the Hula Popper still catch fish today like they did when swing music topped the charts. ... read more
There is without a doubt a different mindset that you take with you into winter fishing, the aggressive days of the fall are over and thinking and acting with patience is very important. The change though doesn’t necessarily eliminate power fishing like a big Zara Spook or a... read more
I was asked by a Facebook follower to create a video for rigging up Billy Bay Lowcountry Lightning popping corks. These corks are rigged the same as you would rig any adjustable cork such as a Thill or an old school Float Hi. Even if you have been fishing with adjustable depth... read more
There is probably no time of year where fishing becomes more difficult than the transition time from fall fishing to winter fishing. Most fisherman struggle because they seemingly cannot find the fish, they are not in the backs of the creeks nor are they located in their deep... read more
I f you have ever been to the display at one of the Bass Master Classic events the thing that sticks out is the fact that there is a ton of fishing rod manufactures; understanding their differences is paramount!
That old saying you get what you pay for is also somewhat... read more