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Lake Norman, North Carolina
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posted 07-06-2008 01:31 PM ET (US)
I'm planning a trip to Lake Norman in a week or two to do a little striper fishing. I googled some sites but they didn't give much info except that the fish are deep and there is a 4 fish limit. Any info, GPS points, fishing methods would be appreciated. Never did any fresh water fishing in my 19 foot Outrage.
posted 07-14-2008 12:09 PM ET (US)
I can't answer you about striper fishing on Lake Norman even though I grew up around the area as it was built, and boated and swam on it before it became developed.
However, for striper fishing , you may want to consider Kerr Lake. It's bigger, not nearly as developed, not nearly as many crazed boaters, and I see guys trolling for striper at all times of the year in the main channel which is about 30 miles long.
Heck, you could even boat up the sound from your place to Plymouth, then up the Roanoke River to Weldon, meet your partner with the boat trailer, and drive to Kerr Lake (about 1 hr) and fish. If driving you can just take US 158 east.(Avoid Raleigh) If going to Lake Norman, I would go US 17 to US 64 to I-40 to I-77 and get on Lake Norman at Mooresville. (Avoid Charlotte)
Sorry, but I can't offer much about striper fishing on Kerr Lake since I don't fish, but I do know that guide services run charters for stripers most of the year so I assume that stripers are there in numbers.
Good luck, have a safe trip.
posted 07-14-2008 12:14 PM ET (US)
I have a correction to above post. Driving from your place to Kerr Lake I would take US 158 WEST, not east.
posted 07-14-2008 03:43 PM ET (US)
My girlfriends aunt lives in Mooresville and I hope to make some 5 day trips out there in between chemo treatments. I think the first time out on the lake I will do a charter and learn the best techniques for the landlocked stripers. I've never been on the lake but have driven around checking out the boat ramps. Lots of skiers and wake boarding boats there. I bought a map of the lake at Gander Mountain and have been checking out the many fingers of the lake. This may be a good incentive for me to finish my 13 Sport to take out there and leave at Mooresville.
Kerr lake sounds good but I don't have a free place to stay. The Chesapeake Bay is only a 1 hour drive from my place. I know how and what to fish there and always come home with all the fish I need. I like taking my nieces and nephews and watch their reactions when they pull up 2 croakers at a time. Life sure is good.
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