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NC (Catawba, Iredell, Lincoln, Mecklenburg)

Lake Norman

SEASON: Summer (Current)
SPECIES: Largemouth Bass
WATER CLARITY: 7/10

Relevant Gear for Lake Norman Summer Largemouth Bass Fishing

Summer Largemouth Bass Fishing Reports

  • Reported by Omnia Community

    Spots and largemouth around lighted docks at night.

    Season: Summer

    Structure: Docks

    Species: Largemouth Bass

    Technique: Hard Topwater (Prop)

  • Reported by Omnia Fishing

    Deeper Docks near step breaks have had better quality for me. The fish have been suspended, moving up and down in the water column throughout the day. Varying jig head... Read More

    Season: Summer

    Structure: Docks

    Species: Largemouth Bass

    Technique: Texas Rigs (Worming)

    Outkast Tackle Perfect Ned Head 3/32 oz / Green Pumpkin / 1/0

    Perfect Ned Head 3/32 oz / Green Pumpkin / 1/0

    outkast_tackle

  • Reported by Omnia Community

    Swim jig (with Yamamato twin tail) caught the bigger fish retreived slowly. Senko worm caught fish, yet the swim jig caught the bigger ones.

    Season: Summer

    Structure: Docks

    Species: Largemouth Bass

    Technique: Swim Jigs

    Yamamoto 5" Double Tail Grub Green Pumpkin Black Flake / 5"

    5" Double Tail Grub Green Pumpkin Black Flake / 5"

    yamamoto

Other Species Fishing Reports for Summer

  • Reported by Gary Turner

    Bass are feeding heavily in the first hour of daylight, you can get bit on topwater but its a tough bite. Crankbaits, bladed jigs, spinnerbaits, & swim jigs have been... Read More

    Season: Summer

    Structure: Points

    Species: Spotted Bass

    Technique: Shaky Heads

  • Reported by Landon Moore

    Crankbaits and topwaters at dawn are working then the bass move deep. Shoals and points have fish. Fishing vertical over structure with a drop shot will get you bites.

    Season: Summer

    Structure: Points

    Species: Spotted Bass

    Forage: Shad

    Technique: Drop Shots

    Roboworm 4.5'' Straight Tail Worm Aaron's Pro Magic / 4 1/2"

    4.5'' Straight Tail Worm Aaron's Pro Magic / 4 1/2"

    roboworm

Other Season Fishing Reports

  • Reported by Gary Turner

    The lower end of Lake Norman is definitely in the fall pattern, bass are migrating to warmer water along the rip rap banks & the nuclear power stations warm water... Read More

    Season: Fall

    Structure: Rip Rap

    Species: Smallmouth Bass

    Technique: Lipless Crankbaits

  • Reported by Justin Logan

    Rocks and docks! The fish are feeding and it took 21lbs to win the Valentine's Day tournament. Don't be afraid to throw a Keitech 3.3 on a 1/8oz jig head... Read More

    Season: Winter

    Structure: Docks

    Species: Largemouth Bass

    Technique: Shallow Diving Crankbaits (0-6')

    Rapala DT 6 DEMON / 2"

    DT 6 DEMON / 2"

    rapala

  • Reported by Landon Moore

    1/8oz swimbait head a slow fall rate seems to be key for suspended bass.

    Season: Winter

    Structure: Pilings

    Species: Spotted Bass

    Forage: Shad

    Technique: Soft Body Swimbaits (Small/Medium)

    Keitech Easy Shiner 4" / Sexy Shad

    Easy Shiner 4" / Sexy Shad

    keitech

  • Reported by Justin Logan

    Secondary points with brush on them are producing fish from the 150 bridge down. Water temp in the mid to upper 40s so take your time working the brush. A... Read More

    Season: Winter

    Structure: Brush Piles

    Species: Spotted Bass

    Technique: Shaky Heads

    Zoom Finesse Worm Green Pumpkin / 4 1/2"

    Finesse Worm Green Pumpkin / 4 1/2"

    zoom

  • Reported by Kristine Fischer

    Good largemouth up shallow on wood in backwater sloughs, creeks, flats.

    Season: Pre-Spawn

    Structure: River Channels

    Species: Largemouth Bass

    Technique: Spinnerbaits

  • Reported by Omnia Fishing

    As the spots move out of their wintering holes, look for steep transition areas located next to spawning areas. Colder days in a warming trend are best for the slower... Read More

    Season: Pre-Spawn

    Structure: Ledges

    Species: Spotted Bass

    Technique: Jerk Baits

    Megabass Ito Vision 110 Jerkbait Mat Shad / 4 1/3"

    Ito Vision 110 Jerkbait Mat Shad / 4 1/3"

    megabass

  • Reported by Landon Moore

    On the south end of the lake the water is clear and warm. Fluke around docks and shade lines.

    Season: Pre-Spawn

    Structure: Docks

    Species: Spotted Bass

    Forage: Shad

    Technique: Jerk Baits

    Zoom Super Fluke Albino / 5 1/4"

    Super Fluke Albino / 5 1/4"

    zoom

  • Reported by Landon Moore

    Most bass are moving out of the pockets and back to the main lake. Schooling on shad first thing in the morning. Main lake points with flats are key. Big... Read More

    Season: Post-Spawn

    Structure: Points

    Species: Spotted Bass

    Forage: Shad

    Technique: Hard Topwater (Walking)

    Heddon Zara Spook 4 1/2" / Bone

    Zara Spook 4 1/2" / Bone

    heddon

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