Saturday, March 31, 2012
This winters warm water has confused everything in the lake but the fish are finally getting their normal pattern established. The larger schools of shad are moving into the shallower water inside the coves and creeks.The bass and other predators will be close behind. The Blue Catfish are already starting to get more active in the shallower water of these coves and channels.This looks like the beginning of the real good fishing on Lake Norman
Wednesday, March 28, 2012
Wednesday, March 21, 2012
Despite some reports that the fishing on Lake Norman is still lousy, I tested the water again on tuesday. I had a nice bass in the boat on my first cast and despite some trolling motor problems I got 11 bass and three crappie in a two hour period, including a nice 3 1/2 pound spotted bass.
Friday, March 16, 2012
Many of us have been wondering what has been happening to the Bass here at Lake Norman. for the past two weeks the bite has been erratic to say the least. Generally we consider late February or early March too early for the spawn to begin but this year we have had a very warm winter and the water temperatures are now just right for the spawn to begin. That's what has happened. The larger males are up in the shallow water working on the nests and they will soon work on forcing the females to move into the nests to deposit the eggs. While the fish are in this state of mind they don't do much eating so that's why the bite has been light. Keep in mind that not all bass spawn at the same time, so there are still many nice fish that have not yet entered the spawning pattern. Don't get discouraged, just keep fishing and when the spawn is over we will be back in to the feeding frenzy again.