Lake Norman

Current Temperature:
41°

Est Water Temperature:
55° (What's This)

Barometric Pressure:
30.07 (Falling)

Wind Speed:
South-West at 06 Knots (7 MPH)

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Lake Norman
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North Carolina Reports

Lake Norman General Information
Welcome to FishingNotes.com Lake Norman fishing report page. Here you will find all the information you need to make the best decisions for today's fishing. Current weather including air temperature, barometric pressure, wind speed and direction are continuously updated throughout the day. Lake Norman water temperature is one of the vital statistics included on this page. We also include the moon phase as full and new moons are generally better fishing times. Help in choosing what time to hit the water with daily sunrise and sunset times plus moon rise and moon set times. We would love to hear how your fishing trip went, feel free to share your days success on the community report page. Good luck and we hope you catch a full bag today!
State:
North Carolina

County:
Catawba

Inpoundment Type:
Reservior

Surface Area (acres):
0

Lake Management:
Other

Latitude:
35.571613

Longitude:
-80.937353

Water Clarity:


Water Temp Factors:


Maximum Depth (ft):
100

Normal Elevation (ft):
0

Boat Access:
Paved Ramps

Boat Limits:
No Restrictions

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Lake Norman Community Fishing Reports


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Lake Norman Largemouth Bass Fishing

[ Largemouth Bass Info ]
Lake Norman Largemouth Bass Rating:
   3.4/5
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Lake Norman Largemouth Bass Tips: [ Add Tip ]
- Water temp at Norman as of 6/9/12 at 8:14pm is 82.8 degrees..
Largemouth Bass Tips for Current Conditions (automated):
With Lake Norman at 55 degree water temperature largemouth bass fishing is getting ready to ramp up. The male bass will start moving up from deep water toward spawning coves and the big ones are right behind them. This is a great time to get out on the water and try hitting some deeper primary and secondary points. The female bass will start feeding at this water temperature in preparation for spawn. The male bass may be up shallow especially on sunny afternoons. Fishing sunny spawning grounds that are receiving the warm spring time sun is a great way to get a few largemouth bass in the boat.
Lake Norman Smallmouth Bass Fishing

[ Smallmouth Bass Info ]
Lake Norman Smallmouth Bass Rating:
   3.1/5
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Lake Norman Smallmouth Bass Tips: [ Add Tip ]
- Uhhh, there are no smallmouth bass in Lake Norman. Where are you getting your information from
people???
Smallmouth Bass Tips for Current Conditions (automated):
With the water temperature at 55 degrees smallmouth bass fishing is ready to heat up for spring. The bass will be starting to move into their spawning area. Smallmouth bass will generally spawn on rock and gravel bottoms that are protected from the elements. It's time to get fishing and look for staging bass in deeper water.
Lake Norman Crappie Fishing

[ Crappie Info ]
Lake Norman Crappie Rating:
   3.8/5
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Crappie Tips for Current Conditions (automated):
Crappie should be getting ready to spawn. Stay out in deeper water and look for schools. Schooling shad will be harder to find with this water temperature so when you find it, stay on it. Crappie schools will be breaking up quite a bit getting ready for the spawn. Also try fishing shallower with small crank baits and spinners on the warm banks with direct sunlight. This is a great time to be on the water.
Lake Norman Walleye Fishing

[ Walleye Info ]
Lake Norman Walleye Rating:
   1.8/5
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Lake Norman Walleye Tips: [ Add Tip ]
- There are no Walleye in Lake Norman..
Walleye Tips for Current Conditions (automated):
The walleye are coming off of the spawn now. Fish will be feeding very more aggressive making up for lost time eating during the spawn. Walleye will start moving back to their typical structure of choice and should be getting into the lake flats and deep structure. It?s time to hit the water. This may be the best water temperature to be on the water. There shouldn?t be too many fishermen on the water this early and there are many species that are hitting their prime water temperatures to be biting very well. Have fun today!
Lake Norman Catfish Fishing

[ Catfish Info ]
Lake Norman Catfish Rating:
   3.5/5
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Catfish Tips for Current Conditions (automated):
The catfish family comprises of blue catfish, flathead catfish and channel catfish. Since catfish are warm water fish, they arenít going to be very active in this water temperature. They will still be feeding, but catfish will only be found very deep and feeding very slowly. Your best bet is give some of the more active fish species in your lake a shot until the cats are active again.
Lake Norman Spotted Bass Fishing

[ Spotted Bass Info ]
Lake Norman Spotted Bass Rating:
   4.1/5
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Lake Norman Spotted Bass Tips: [ Add Tip ]
- SPOTTED BASS ARE HITING LIVE MINNOES LIKE CRAZY .SEE U ON THE LAKE :)

Spotted Bass Tips for Current Conditions (automated):
Spotted bass fishing is ready to heat up for spring. The bass will be starting to move into their spawning area. Spotted bass will generally spawn on rock and gravel bottoms that are protected from the elements. It?s time to get fishing and look for staging bass in deeper water.
Lake Norman White Bass Fishing

[ White Bass Info ]
Lake Norman White Bass Rating:
   3.4/5
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White Bass Tips for Current Conditions (automated):
Lake Norman Striped Bass Fishing

[ Striped Bass Info ]
Lake Norman Striped Bass Rating:
   3.5/5
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Lake Norman Striped Bass Tips: [ Add Tip ]
- Only 1 S-Bass landed at 745AM off a creek point on live free-lining minnow. Enjoy the season. S-Bass fishing is addictive. Have fun.
Striped Bass Tips for Current Conditions (automated):


Lake Norman Solar and Lunar Conditions
Current Lunar Fishing Tip:
The affects of the moon on freshwater fish and game are at a minimum right now. There will be another full moon coming up here in a few days. The fisherman should never use this as an excuse to not get on the water. The affects of the moon can only enhance the outcome of a day's fishing not decrease potential catch for today. On days without the new or full moon, all other factors including weather, barometric pressure, wind and cloud cover will make up today's equation for success.
Sunrise:
07:14 EST

Moon Phase:

% Illuminated
Days to Full

Sunset:
19:41 EST







Lake Norman Links
Lake Map
http://www.dukepower.com/lakes/lakefacts/norman.pdf  

lake link
http://www.dukepower.com/lakes/lakefacts/norman.asp  

State Department of Wildlife and Parks
http://www.ncwildlife.org  

State Fishing Licensee
http://www.ncwildlife.org/fs_index_01_li...  

State Parks
http://www.ils.unc.edu/parkproject/ncpar...  

State Fishing Records
http://www.ncwildlife.org/pg03_Fishing/p...  

State Fishing Information
http://www.ncwildlife.org/pg02_Regs/pg2b...