Lake Norman, North Carolina Fishing

Location and Fishing Information: Built by Duke Energy in 1964, Lake Norman covers just over 32,500 acres of surface area. There is a maximum depth of 110 feet with an approximate average depth of 34 feet. This lake is not only home to just recreational boating but some amazing fishing as well. There are a multitude of amenities surrounding this lake. Whether you are planning on staying a week or a weekend there are plenty of options to accommodate any adventure on this body of water.

Popular Fishing Species List

There are numerous different species of fish to find on this body of water. So, what type of fish are in this lake? You can find Blue Catfish, Crappie, Channel Catfish, Flathead Catfish, Bluegill, Striped Bass, Smallmouth Bass, Spotted Basss, Sauger, Largemouth Bass and Catfish on these waters.

Species Regulations

Bass: The size and limit depends on what body of water you are fishing. You can find the game fish chart here.

Crappie: Most areas of North Carolina waters the minimum size is at least 8 inches, however there are other lakes and reservoirs that have different stipulations which can be found here

Walleye: Most lakes there is no size limit and the Creel limit is 8 except for a select few areas.

Sauger: There is a 15 inch minimum and a Creel limit of 8 statewide.

Sunfish: 30 Creel limit but you can have no more than 12 redbreast sunfish.

Non-Gamefish: Certain restrictions apply.

Lake Norman Fishing Videos

Marinas on this lake

Marina Name: Lake Norman Marina

Address: 6965 NC-150, Sherrills Ford, NC 28673

Phone: (704) 483-5546

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