• Lake Norman Fishing Report - NC

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  • 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

    Hot Spots of the Week: Suspended hybrids, stripers, bass and white perch are along the edges of the main river channel and major creek runs on both sides of the Highway 150 Bridge. Best bets are from marker 17A south to marker 13 and from marker 7 to marker 2A. White perch fishing has been exceptional, with some reporting catches exceeding one hundred fish per boat. The bigger perch are suspended in deep water, so when in doubt, fish deeper. Anglers fishing for hybrids and stripers are trolling Alabama/Umbrella rigs, deep jigging with spoons or slow trolling live baits.

    The surface water temperature varies by location, but is mainly in the forties in open waters not affected by power generation. The lake level is about 2.5' below full pond on Lake Norman and 2.8' below full on Mountain Island Lake.

    Free Fishing Seminar - “Getting Ready for Spring” - Jake Bussolini will discuss the how’s and where’s of catching pre-spawn and early spring bass, hybrids, crappie and white perch. This ninety minute session will begin at 6:30 p.m. on February 17th at Gander Mountain, Exit 36, in Mooresville, NC. For additional information, call 704 658 0822.

    Tips from Capt. Gus: Small minnows not only tempt crappie, but are also great for taking white perch on a small hook and a light split shot weight. It’s hard to wait, but when a fish begins to nibble, give it plenty of time to swallow the bait before setting the hook.
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