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Belews’ drop-shot bass don’t know it’s really winter

While fishermen may shiver because of winter weather, the largemouth and spotted bass in Belews Lake think it’s spring. The hot-water discharge from the Belews Creek Steam Station keeps the water temperature in the 60s and 70s, which makes the bass bite better.

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December 21, 2016 at 4:22 pm
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Lake Norman slabs are deep

Quality crappie can be caught in bitter, cold weather at Lake Norman with the use of visual aids.

“The fish will be in 25 feet of water or deeper,” said guide Gus Gustafson. “The most-effective way to find them and catch them is with side-scan and down-scan electronic units. Without these visual aids, opportunities are limited.”

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December 21, 2016 at 2:43 pm
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Jordan Lake slabs are on

Guide Freddie Sinclair won’t be hard to spot this month when he’s prowling Jordan Lake for crappie. 

Sinclair’s boat feature 10 to 12 fishing rods, 14 to 16 feet long, mounted along both sides of the vessel leading to the bow of the boat where other rods are mounted.

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November 30, 2016 at 3:45 pm
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Catch more striped bass with the right bait at the right depth

November can stack up to be one of the best months for stripers at North Carolina’s Lake Hickory, according to guide Colt Bass of Colt Bass Fishing. 

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October 31, 2016 at 11:51 am
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How to catch more stripers and largemouth at Buggs Island

Guide Joel Richardson of Kernersville, N.C., said he’d rather fish Kerr Reservoir, aka Buggs Island, for largemouth bass and stripers in November than just about any other body of water. Not only are the two species active, but they can often be found feeding together in shallow water.

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October 31, 2016 at 10:03 am
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Fontana Lake points will hold plenty of fall smallmouth bass

Ronnie Parris of Smoky Mountain Outdoors Unlimited targets rocky points in October for smallmouth bass at Fontana Lake.

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September 27, 2016 at 11:39 am
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Top tips for catching more Lake Norman spotted bass

Fishing for spotted bass on Lake Norman greatly improves in October as the water temperature gradually declines from the 80s into the lower 70s, according to Bob Curan of Bob’s Professional Fishing Guide Service.

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September 27, 2016 at 10:43 am
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Special restrictions govern buoy area

Anglers fishing Lake Thom-A-Lex must observe the restrictions on fishing within the buoyed off area of 100 acres near the water-source intake structure on the lower end of the lake. The use of gas-powered engines is prohibited within the area, which is  designated by eight buoys. Fishermen may fish the area with electric trolling motors.

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September 15, 2016 at 7:00 am
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