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Fishing for hybrid bass aka Bodie bass, at Lake Norman is not only rewarding in itself, but it could actually pay off in cash.

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February 15 at 7:00 am
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Norman’s striper fishery finally succumbed

The N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission put a great deal of effort into maintaining the put-and-take striped bass fishery in Lake Norman, but to no avail, finally giving up in 2012.

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February 15 at 7:00 am
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Fluoro vs. Mono. Who wins?

Bass fisherman Rusty Bowers is a proponent of fluorocarbon, a relatively new fishing line introduced in the 1970s. 

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February 15 at 7:00 am
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Hunt Norman’s hybrids - February is time to hunt hybrid bass on North Carolina’s Lake Norman

In 2012, when the N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission decided to quit stocking striped bass in Lake Norman, that probably wasn’t the best news for Bob Curan, who grew up fishing for striped bass in the Chesapeake Bay before moving to North Carolina in 1997 and putting in 15 years learning the 32,500-acre lake north of Charlotte.

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February 01 at 7:00 am
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J&J joy on Tillery - Double your bass-fishing joy by fishing the “J&J” baits on Lake Tillery this month

If February 2018 is anything like February 2017 — with its unseasonably warm weather — bass fishermen can expect to encounter a good number of trophy fish. The key is water temperature; once it climbs into the lower 50s, big female bass migrate in numbers into shallow staging areas before they even think about spawning.

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February 01 at 7:00 am
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Go slow for bass at High Rock Lake through February

February is an unpredictable month for bass fishing, but the fish that bite are usually big.

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January 31 at 3:06 pm
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Go light for chilled Lake Norman crappie

Guide Gus Gustafson of Lake Norman Ventures said winter crappie fishing at Lake Norman presents a good news,/bad news scenario.

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January 01 at 9:43 am
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High Rock’s forecast: better winters

With the arrival of winter, fishermen on North Carolina’s High Rock fishermen historically store their gear and lounge near the fireplace, awaiting the return of spring before they resume fishing.

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December 18, 2017 at 9:50 am
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