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Lake Crabtree, NC
2016-08-15
Catfishing here is very abundant and extremely active. I recommend the following for best results bait wise. Chicken or Rabbit liver, Nightcrawlers, Minnows or Shad and Hot Dogs. The catfish feed... [more]

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
Latitude:
35.571613
Maximum Depth (ft):
100
County:
Catawba
Longitude:
-80.937353
Normal Elevation (ft):
0
Inpoundment Type:
Reservior
Water Clarity:
Boat Access:
Paved Ramps
Surface Area (acres):
0
Water Temp Factors:
Boat Limits:
No Restrictions
Lake Management:
Other
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Guest
2012-08-07
Species: Catfish
Fishing Rating: 1
Water Temperature:
NCCATS at Lake Norman August 11, 2012 Registration starts at 6pm. Tournament hours 7pm - 8am. Weigh-in Site: Pinnacle Wildlife Access at the Hwy 150 Bridge in Mooresville, Nc Directions: From I-77 take exit 36 onto NC 150 west for 4.4 miles. Before crossing Lake Norman the access area entrance is on the right. ... [N 35 36.400 | W 080 56.303] All NCCATS tournaments are 100% payback. No membership fees. NCCATS tournament entry fee is $40.00 per boat which already includes $10.00 for the Big Fish Pot. Cash only! No checks accepted! No mail-in entries. Places awarded depend on the number of boats entered. For more information on NCCATS tournaments contact Omar Edwards at 828-312-4486 or theolfatcat@aol.com or contact Kevin Custer at 704 -682-8101 or bluesfearme@yahoo.com. NCCATS is a not-for-profit organization.
Lake Norman Largemouth Bass Rating:
3.5
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 46 degree water temperature this is a great time to get out on the water and try hitting some deeper primary and secondary points. Largemouth bass will be feeding at this water temperature but will be much harder to catch. On Sunny warm afternoons its a great time to throw a crank bait, jigs or slow roll a spinnerbait at 5-10 foot on sunny points and drops off of sunny flats. Largemouth Bass will move into warm water on warm sunny days.
Lake Norman Smallmouth Bass Rating:
3
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):
Smallmouth bass fishing is going to be slow with the water temperature at 46 degrees. It's time to fish deep and slow. Try some deep primary points, drop offs, and old river channels with rocks. Jigs, plastics and deep jerk baits will be your best bet to boat a smallmouth.
Lake Norman Crappie Rating:
4
Lake Norman Crappie Tips: [ Add Tip ]
Crappie Tips for Current Conditions (automated):
With the Water Temperature at 46 Prime Crappie fishing is in full swing. Crappies should be migrating to their spawning areas now. They?ll either be up in the final spawning area now or at tributary entrances. Concentrate around 15 feet of water. Fish Primary points at the mouth of the creek arms. Fish Targets at this point instead of focusing on bait fish. Fish trees, shrubs, vegetation, etc. Fishing correctly this time of year will get you snagged quite a bit since you need to focus on making and keeping contact with the cover.
Lake Norman Walleye Rating:
2
Lake Norman Walleye Tips: [ Add Tip ]
- There are no Walleye in Lake Norman..
Walleye Tips for Current Conditions (automated):
Walleye will be staging and getting ready to spawn now. With Walleye spawning grounds generally on gravel and rocky bottoms and preferring clean water. Start looking for pre-spawn fish in deeper waters with easy access to shallow clean water rocky bottoms. Walleye should be feeding aggressively right up until they start laying eggs. This is a perfect time to be fishing for Walleye.
Lake Norman Catfish Rating:
3.5
Lake Norman Catfish Tips: [ Add Tip ]
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 Rating:
4
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 going to be slow with the water temperature down this low. It's time to fish deep and slow. Try some deep primary points, drop offs, and old river channels with rocks. Jigs, plastics and deep jerk baits will be your best bet to boat a Spotted.
Lake Norman White Bass Rating:
3.5
Lake Norman White Bass Tips: [ Add Tip ]
White Bass Tips for Current Conditions (automated):
Lake Norman Striped Bass Rating:
3.5
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):

Current Lunar Fishing Tip:

Sunrise:

06:54 EST

Sunset:

19:56 EST

Moon Phase:


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