Lake Norman Fishing
With miles of contoured shoreline and optimal weather conditions, anglers of all ages enjoy fishing Lake Norman. We’ve known for years that our lake is special, but in 2023, Major League Fishing made a name for Lake Norman by choosing it as the setting of the Redcrest IV - the world championship of professional bass fishing! Whether you are a local or a visitor, trust the pros. Lake Norman fishing is a must-do activity when you’re in the area.
Lake Norman Fishing Tips
When it comes to the best places to fish Lake Norman, the options are endless. Because the lake has a lot of contours, ditches and rocky areas, finding spots where the fish rest and congregate is an adventure in itself. Using electronics to seek these areas out can be helpful. For more fishing tips from an award-winning Lake Norman fishing guide, check out our blog on the topic.
If you are looking to stay on shore, here are some of our favorite public access fishing spots:
Patriot Pier (located in Ramsey Creek Park)
Lake Norman State Park
Stump Creek (located on Perth Road)
Latta Nature Preserve
Types of fish in lake norman
These are some off the varied species of fish you might find nibbling your bait:
LAKE NORMAN FISHING REGULATIONS
Persons under age 16 are exempt from the requirement of a basic fishing license.
Everyone 16 yrs of age and over is required to obtain an inland fishing license if fishing Lake Norman.
July 4th is declared “FREE FISHING DAY” and a fishing license is not required on this date.
Fishing licenses are available at Wal-Mart, Dick’s Sporting Goods, Food Lion and Gander Mountain.
Here are a few important regulations that Lake Norman visitors should know. Be sure to visit NC Wildlife for full details on North Carolina fishing licenses.