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Lake Norman

NC (Catawba, Iredell, Lincoln, Mecklenburg)

🎣4 Fishing Reports

2 Lists

🏆3 Ambassadors

❤️19 User Favorites

WATER CLARITY: 7/10

Relevant Gear for Lake Norman

Omnia’s custom recommendation engine matches products, techniques, seasons, species, and this specific waterbody’s attributes and the selections you make.

SEASON: Fall (Current)Change Season
SPECIES: Largemouth BassChange Species
STRUCTURE: AllChange Structure
TECHNIQUE: All Styles
  • 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 producing early morning bites but once the sun gets... Read More

    Reported by Gary Turner

    Season:
    Summer

    Species:
    Spotted Bass

    Structure:
    Shad

    Technique:
    Shaky Heads

    Gary Turner Recommends These Products

    Zoom 7" Magnum Trick Worm Black / 7"
  • Good largemouth up shallow on wood in backwater sloughs, creeks, flats.

    Reported by Kristine Fischer

    Season:
    Pre-Spawn

    Species:
    Largemouth Bass

    Structure:
    River Channels

    Technique:
    Spinnerbaits

  • Spots and largemouth around lighted docks at night.

    Reported by Omnia Community

    Season:
    Summer

    Species:
    Largemouth Bass

    Structure:
    Docks

    Technique:
    Hard Topwater (Prop)

    Recommends These Products

    River2Sea Whopper Plopper 90 3 1/2" / Blue Blood
  • 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 size on a Ned Rig have been my go too.... Read More

    Reported by Omnia Fishing

    Season:
    Summer

    Species:
    Largemouth Bass

    Structure:
    Docks

    Technique:
    Texas Rigs (Worming)

    Omnia Fishing Recommends These Products

    OutKast Perfect Ned Head 1/0 / 3/32 oz / Green Pumpkin
    Daiwa Procyon LT Spinning Reel 3000 / 6.2:1
    Xzone Lures 3" Ned Zone 3" / 309
    Seaguar InvizX 100% Fluorocarbon CLEAR / 8Lb / 200 Yards
    ZMan Finesse TRD THE DEAL / 2 3/4"
    St. Croix Bass X Spinning Rods 6' 10" / ML / XFast

What you need to know about fishing Lake Norman

At over 32,000 acres, Lake Norman in North Carolina provides abundant opportunities for recreational activities and catching bass, with large populations of Largemouth and Spotted Bass, Crappie, and Bluegill. Fishing around docks is a great way to find all varieties of fish, however bass and crappies can be located offshore in schools during the summer and winter months. These schooling fish can be ultra-aggressive and big baits...

Lake Norman Map

Waterbody Type

Lake/Pond

Species Present

Spotted Bass, Largemouth Bass, Smallmouth Bass, Crappie, Panfish / Bluegill

Coordinates

-80.9554W
35.5746N

Surface Area

124.63 sq. km

Avg. Depth

0 ft.