After a long hot summer, fall is almost here, and fall fishing is great at Lake Norman. You couldn’t be luckier if you live in an apartment in Mooresville, NC and you want to fish. Fall fishing is great around here.
Here are the basics for the fishing novice:
Gander Mountain and Bass Pro Shops hold fishing clinics every month, and some local fishing clubs offer seminars and meetings to help you become a better angler.
If you are 16 or older, buy a fishing license. The lifetime license is a great deal if you are going to fish here in North Carolina for years.
Neighborhood docks, parks and the shoreline at Lake Norman are good for fishing. Some of the parks have fishing piers. Bank and pier anglers usually catch catfish, bream, white perch, carp and bass.
Look for places where the water is 2-3 feet deep and drops off deeper close to the shore. Bait the hook, attach a bobber about 2 feet above the bait, and cast. If you don't get a bite, move the bobber up the line about a foot at a time until you get a bite.
Try to use live bait; lively shiners and wiggling worms can't be beat.
Your options at Lake Norman are endless If you have access to a boat. Other anglers and the local bait shop can tell you some good spots to try. But, if you live near Mooresville, try near the Lake Norman Yacht Club. Catfish are consistent there.
The lake is full of spotted bass, but they move around every day. They chase bait right out of the water. Largemouth will be hanging around docks, points and close to deep water.
Early mornings fish on the top of the water, and as the sun gets higher you want to fish deeper.
If you find schools of white perch you are in for some fun. Almost any bait will work.
Clean and lubricate your reels, clean your rods and put in a new line. Sharpen or replace the hooks on your lures and have some fun.