Lake Norman

Current Temperature:
54°

Est Water Temperature:
61° (What's This)

Barometric Pressure:
30.12 (Rising)

Wind Speed:
North at 00 Knots (0 MPH)

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Lake Norman
National Pro Reports

Lake Guntersville, AL
2014-04-23
21-23 April 2014 Lake Guntersville %u2013 Dale Ellis of Hendersonville TN joined me on Monday and Tuesday, then today John Maples of Scottsboro AL fished with me%u2026we caught 25-30 fish each day. A... [more]

-Jake (Mid South Bass Guide)

Skiatook Lake, OK
2014-04-20
I had 4 great clients in the boat today from Oklahoma City. It was a beautiful morning to be at the lake and as it turned out the fish were going to be willing today as well. We got on the Hybrids ear... [more]

-Steve Carroll

Saratoga Lake, NY
2014-04-19
Its been a long winter but the ice have finally come off of the lake. So I hooked up the boat and headed to the lake today got there around 10am and headed to the west side of the lake. The wind was b... [more]

-John Ernst

Old Hickory Lake, TN
2014-04-19
This report is for 04/08/2014-04/18/2014. Sorry for the delay I have been extremely busy on the water and haven%u2019t had a chance to sit down and write.
The numbers of boats on the water have ... [more]

-Ian Huey

Lake Minnetonka, MN
2014-04-16
We are getting close to fishing lake minnetonka with open water. We are now past lake minnetonkas average ice out, with most channels open and the remaining ice being honey comb throughout. With a f... [more]

-Dan Jasper

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. Vital fishing information for Lake Norman, including mean water temperature and moon phase. 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:
   3.5/5
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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):
Largemouth bass fishing is in full spawn now the water temperature has climbed up to 61 degrees. The large female bass will be on the beds and holding tight. Spawning bass won't be feeding aggressively at this water temperature but they will be catchable. In addition, all bass don't spawn at the exact same time or water temperature. If you aren't a site fisherman, you should be able to find some larger females and male largemouth on the standard spring patterns. Female bass will really start to slow down on feeding so fishing is going to be slower for a few weeks until they move into active patterns again.
Lake Norman Smallmouth Bass Fishing

[ Smallmouth Bass Info ]
Lake Norman Smallmouth Bass Rating:
   3.2/5
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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):
The smallmouth bass spawn is in full swing now. Fishing will become slower but won't turn off completely. If you are fishing for female bass go with plastics and really slow your presentation and stay around the spawning beds. You should be able to find some larger females and male bass on the standard spring patterns. Female bass will really start to slow down on feeding and the fishing is going to be slower for a few weeks until they move into active patterns again. Hit the water NOW, we can?t believe you are reading this and not fishing right now. GET OUT!!
Lake Norman Crappie Fishing

[ Crappie Info ]
Lake Norman Crappie Rating:
   3.9/5
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Crappie Tips for Current Conditions (automated):
The crappie spawn should be really heating up now. Crappie prefers to spawn on gravel bottom typically with brush and/or emergent vegetation for cover. If the lake is void of gravel bottoms, find the rocks or rip rap. Crappie will use the larger structure rocks for cover. Cast some small grub baits in the shallows looking for the spawning crappie. Good luck today!
Lake Norman Walleye Fishing

[ Walleye Info ]
Lake Norman Walleye Rating:
   1.7/5
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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 water temperature is climbing and the catfish will start becoming more active now. The catfish spawn is right around the corner and generally all catfish species will be looking to spawn. Blue catfish, flathead and channel catfish spawn in much the same areas. Mostly spawning in deep tree lay downs that have lots of shade, holes in the bank, sunken barrels and tires. With baitfish becoming active, it?s time to catch some small sunfish, bluegill, shad and frogs and getting the line in the water.
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):
The spotted bass spawn is in full swing now. Fishing will become slower but won't turn off completely. If you are fishing for female bass go with plastics and really slow your presentation and stay around the spawning beds. You should be able to find some larger females and male bass on the standard spring patterns. Female bass will really start to slow down on feeding and the fishing is going to be slower for a few weeks until they move into active patterns again.
Lake Norman White Bass Fishing

[ White Bass Info ]
Lake Norman White Bass Rating:
   3.1/5
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Lake Norman Striped Bass Fishing

[ Striped Bass Info ]
Lake Norman Striped Bass Rating:
   3.4/5
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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 crescent moon will have better gravitational pull than a gibbous or half moon. However the affects of the moons gravitational will be decreased since the sun and moon aren't pulling in conjunction with one another. It's time to pay close attention to the other fishing factors in the weather to make the best decision for hitting the water.
Sunrise:
06:41 EST

Moon Phase:

% Illuminated
Days to Full

Sunset:
20:01 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...