• Lake Norman Fishing Report - NC

    Fishin' With Gus
    (704) 617-6812 http://www.fishingwithgus.com/index.php Gus@LakeNorman.com
  • With Capt. Gus you will learn fishing techniques that will improve your fishing and allow you to catch more fish on you own boat. Light tackle is used to maximize the excitement of lake fishing. Guide boats can accommodate from one to six anglers. Fishing guides are available year round. They fish daily, including weekends and holidays.

  • Lake Norman Fishing Report - NC

    What difference a few days make. The weather has changed dramatically and so has the fishing. Striper and hybrid fishing is improving, while bass and crappie have retreated to deeper water. The good news is that colder weather has increased the persistence of sea birds, making it easier to locate surface feeding schools of fish.

    In the coming weeks, expect to find schooling bass, perch, hybrids and stripers suspended in water to depths to seventy feet. Best bets are Hicks and Stumpy Creeks and in the main river channel south of the Highway 150 Bridge to channel marker 15. Further downstream, fish will be active in deeper sections of Mountain Creek and its tributaries, as well as in Reed and Davison Creeks.

    Not all fish will be taken from super deep water. Bass, in particular, can be taken on soft plastics and on slow moving jerk and/or crank baits, when fished around deep docks or river and creek channel points.

    Upcoming Events: Free Fishing Seminar - “Using Sonar, Down Scan, Structure Scan and GPS to Catch More Fish in 2016” - Jake Bussolini and I will discuss the theory and practical application of locating and landing fish with the aid of electronics. This ninety-minute session will begin at 6:30 p.m. on January 20th at Gander Mountain, Exit 36, in Mooresville, NC. For additional information, call 704 658 0822.

    Lake Norman is about 2.9’ below full pond and is 3.0’ below at Mountain Island Lake. The water surface temperature is in the low to mid-fifties.

    Todd Probst of Concord, NC holds a Lake Norman striped bass.
    Photo courtesy of Capt. Gus



    Capt. Gus Gustafson of Lake Norman Ventures, Inc. is an Outdoor Columnist and a full time Professional Fishing Guide on Lake Norman, NC. Visit his website, www.fishingwithgus.com or call 704-617-6812. For additional information, e-mail Gus@LakeNorman.com.
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