We know there a lot of fishermen in our apartments in Mooresville, NC, so we thought we would share some advice from Captain Gus, a fisherman on Lake Norman.
Three simple things can help you catch more fish this fall. Fish in the right place, at the right time and with the right bait.
1. The right places and best spots to begin fishing on Lake Norman are in and around points. Points are extensions of land masses that jut into the lake. The best places to fish on an early fall morning are points that gradually drop off into a deep channel. Shorter points that dip quickly from shallow to deep are best when the sun is high or on windy days when the surrounding water is rough and rippled. Channel markers identify many of the best points on Lake Norman.
2. The right time is simple. It is just hard getting up early enough to be on the lake before sunrise. Most anglers agree that dawn and the hour or two after sunrise is the best time to catch fish. If getting up before breakfast is not for you, it’s not the end of the world. Fish feed several times daily, but remember, the sunrise bite is comparable to missing the first inning of a baseball game. On many occasions, that’s the whole ball game.
• The right bait choice is sometimes complicated. The choices vary, so first decide between natural or artificial. Live baits catch everything from stripers to bream. The live baits of choice are worms and crickets for bream, small minnows for crappie and perch, and medium to large shiners/shad for bass and stripers. Many anglers prefer casting artificial lures. They throw hard plastic lures that mirror the images of small-bait fish in mid-water depths. Most will agree that the bait of choice among bass fishermen is a plastic worm fished slowly on the bottom of a shallow point at Lake Norman.
Original article – The Herald Weekly