The recent warmer days have turned on the bass on Lake Norman.
Anglers are reporting good catches of numbers of both spotted bass and largemouth as the fish are moving toward the spawning areas.
Jerkbaits and small crankbaits are catching lots of fish, with anglers targeting the boat ramps and the docks stationed on secondary points. If there is wind, the anglers are catching the bass on.... Read More
Bass fishing on Lake Norman in January is quickly becoming one of my favorites, especially when my son can join me again!
My son, was home from the Army over Christmas break and we never miss an opportunity to fish together. I put in at McCrary Creek access and rode into McCrary Creek I like this area in January, as well as the main lake pockets just south of the creek, because the warm water.... Read More
Winter has set in on central North Carolina but the bass can still be caught.
Anglers are reporting catches in Lake Norman and Lake Wylie by targeting ditches and creek channels with rattle type baits and jigs. These baits, worked along the edges of the channels, have been successful in boating many nice bass lately.
Anglers are also using jerkbaits on the points and when schooling fish.... Read More
The hot hole at the Marshall Steam Plant off of Highway 150 is starting to get a lot of attention from local anglers. The warm water discharge from the plant attracts schools of baitfish and in turn, attracts stripers, catfish and bass looking for an easy meal.
Anglers are catching the fish using a variety of baits including jerk baits, worms and crankbaits. Bloodworms are taking catfish and.... Read More
Try some of these to help light up your bass angler’s eyes…
Koppers LiveTarget Frogs
Kopper’s has redefined the frog as they carry the LiveTarget system to the top water market. The floating frog is more realistic and softer than other frogs in the category, making for more and better hooksets on hungry bass. The hard frogs are designed as top water walking baits with a super realistic.... Read More
Bass fishing in the fall is one of the best times to put numbers of bass in your boat because the bass tend to be fairly predictable. That predictability is dependent on the baitfish, and in most of the waters the bass inhabits, this means shad.
During the fall, the shad migrate to the backs of the creeks and pockets to feed on the algae that has grown through the warmer months and the bass.... Read More
The date for the Warriors On the Water tournament has been set for April 29, 2011 and will be held once again on Jordan Lake.
This event features tournament anglers from all across the region being paired with active duty military personnel for a great day of fishing and festivities. Military personnel from Ft Bragg and other bases are invited to be teamed with experienced tournament.... Read More
The North Carolina divisions of the Fishers of Men National Tournament Trail will be headed to Charleston, West Virginia to take on the Kanawha River for the Eastern Regional tournament.
The top 20 teams from each of the four divisions in NC have been invited to compete in the Eastern Regional for a chance to qualify to compete in the National Tournament scheduled for Lake Guntersville in.... Read More
Badin Lake is really on fire for bass fishing right now.
Anglers are reporting catches on almost anything tossed into the relatively clear waters. The recent Fishers Of Men tournament was won with buzzbaits and Tube-X tubes by casting them on main lake points.
The winners bagged 15.38 pounds and second was just over 13 pounds, confirming the large fish have become active with the cooler.... Read More
The fall season is one of the best times to fish for bass, if not the best time to chase the green fish!
With the shad moving into the creeks feeding on the algae, the bass follow. During this time of the year a number of baits can be used successfully, but one of the top producers is the simple jig and plastic trailer.
A bass jig is nothing more than a head molded around a stout hook with.... Read More
The two largest lakes on the Yadkin River system, located in central North Carolina, are running a bit on the low side, due to the summer season water fluctuations.
High Rock Lake and Badin Lake are about 4 feet below full pool and caution is advised for boaters cruising on the waters. While most hazards are marked, boaters should certainly be on the lookout for anything near the water.... Read More
With the end of summer in sight, many anglers are looking forward to fall bass fishing in the state of North Carolina. One of the signs that the fall bassing is ready to start is the movement of the shad.
As you read this, shad are moving in the lakes across the region in tightly packed schools on the surface and the bass are finding them.
For the past several weeks, shad schools have.... Read More