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Falls Lake, NC
2016-04-23
My son and I out this morning and landed 22 bass 7 2.5-4.5 and rest 12" -14" caught on Bass pro stick-o no weight and carolina rig green lizzard .left at 1:30 had a blast... [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):
At 58 degree water temperature largemouth bass fishing is in pre-spawn now. It's time to get fishing. Female bass are going to be moving up to the spawning beds. Male largemouth bass will be starting to build the spawning nests in protected coves. Bass prefer to spawn in weedy and woody cover deep in coves that will be protected from the wind and other elements. This is the best time to catch the lake record bass. The female bass will be feeding until they reach the beds and start the spawn. The smaller male bass will be attacking lures also. It is on like donkey kong!!! Hit the water NOW, we can?t believe you are reading this and not fishing right now. GET OUT!!
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):
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 Rating:
4
Lake Norman Crappie Tips: [ Add Tip ]
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 Rating:
2
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 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):
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 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:

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:

06:31 EST

Sunset:

20:09 EST

Moon Phase:


% Illuminated
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