Lake Conditions: The water level on Lake Norman is about 4.1 feet below full pond and is 3.4 feet below on Mountain Island Lake. The surface water temperature is in the high thirties and low forties in water not affected by power generation on Lake Norman.
While most Lake Norman anglers will target bass, hybrids and stripers this month, a few will fill their coolers with white perch that weigh up to a pound - surprising to those who fish for them during the summer months when average fish are half that size.
Even the casual observer will notice the tens of thousands of sea birds that take up residence on Lake Norman every fall. Terns and gulls begin arriving in November and return to their nesting sites in April. Where they spend the rest of the year is anybody’s guess. Some say
February is a month of transition. Fish yearn to move to shallower sections of the lake to prepare for the spring spawning ritual. Water temperatures, not the groundhog’s shadow, will be the determining factor as to how soon the fish on Lake Norman will make that move. That
Lake Conditions: The water level on Lake Norman is about 4.0 feet below full pond and 2.3 feet below full on Mountain Island Lake. The surface water temperature is in the mid to high forties in water not affected by power generation.
Fish stories, like fables and fairy tales, are based on a little bit of truth and then embellished to make for better reading and listening. In fact, the main difference between a fish story and a fairy tale is the way it begins. A fairy tale starts with, “Once upon a time”
Anglers who fish during the holidays can expect plenty of action while field-testing their new tackle. Fishing conditions should be ideal, with water temperatures in the 50s and an abundance of sunny days. As in years past, diving sea birds will show anglers
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
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