Lake Norman

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Lake Norman Fishing Charters

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Lake Norman: 4 fishing charters available
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5.0 / 5
(56 reviews)
Mooresville
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trips from $350
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(149 reviews)
Mooresville
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trips from $275
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(10 reviews)
Mooresville
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(9 reviews)
Mooresville
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trips from $200

Frequently Asked Questions about Fishing Charters in Lake Norman

According to customer reviews, Set'n Hooks Guide Service, Fishers Of Men Guide Service, and Water Bugz Fishing Guide are some of the most popular fishing charters in Lake Norman. Full list of top fishing charters in Lake Norman.

The average price for a private 4 hour Lake Norman fishing trip is $375, while an 8 hour private trip will cost you $515 based on prices on FishingBooker.com.

Set'n Hooks Guide Service, Fishers Of Men Guide Service, and Water Bugz Fishing Guide all received great reviews from families who booked fishing trips in Lake Norman.

The most popular fish species you can target are Striped Bass, White Perch, and Hybrid Striped Bass. Top fishing techniques include Light Tackle, Spinning, and Trolling. Lake fishing and river fishing are commonly offered by local guides.

Did you know that North Carolina has an "Inland Sea?" With more than 500 miles of shoreline, Lake Norman has truly earned this nickname! Add excellent fishing opportunities on top of it and Lake Norman should be your next angling adventure. If you decide to visit this freshwater heaven, check out some of the Lake Norman fishing charters, too. Who better than a local guide to show you around?

With acres of water, comes a multitude of trophy catches as well. Lake Norman is home to Largemouth, Smallmouth, Spotted, and White Bass. The most prominent fish, however, are Striped Bass. There are even many tournaments in their honor! Apart from these leading stars, you can also expect to stumble on Perch, Crappie, Bluegill, and Catfish.

The good news is that you can go after these beauties any time of the year. Even though Lake Norman is a year-round fishery, spring and fall prove to be more prolific. This is when the spawning season is in full swing and your odds of landing an impressive specimen are higher. The lake is big and is brimming with life, so you'll need a full day trip to explore it properly!

As the lake spans four counties, there are numerous departure points for all types of fishing. Be it a boat, kayak, shore, or pier angling – Lake Norman State Park and Blythe Landing are fully equipped for each fishing approach. If you're visiting the lake for the first time, your best bet is a certified operator. Lake Norman fishing charters are plentiful in Mooresville and Sherrills Ford.

Rules & Regulations

Before you cast your line in these waters, make sure you are familiar with the rules and regulations surrounding your hunt. First and foremost, you'll need a valid fishing license. Secondly, don't forget to pay attention to bag and size limits. You can keep your catch as long as it's in accordance with the latest restrictions.

Lake Norman
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January

While this is one of the coldest months of the year, fishing doesn’t come to a halt. Cast your line in the deeper waters to catch an array of Bass species, as well as Crappie around rocks and pilings.

February

In February, you’ll find your catch where the baitfish are, as well as close to hot water discharge channels – these guys want to stay warm as well. Perch, Catfish, Bass, and Crappie are all out there.

March

It’s still quite cold on the water, but don’t let that stop you. Put on some layers and go fishing for Hybrid, Spotted, and Largemouth Bass. Pole fishing for Crappie is another tempting option.

April
As spring comes knocking, catching your limit of fish on Lake Norman becomes the norm. The Bass spawn season is in full swing, and Crappie and Spotted Bass are very popular.
May

In May, it’s all about that Bass! Schools of these hard-fighting fish are shallows, and when you find them, chances are you’ll get your limit quickly. Just make sure you’re super stealthy.

June

It’s the end of the Crappie spawning season, which means they’ll be moving to deep waters to steer clear from the heat, and that’s where you’ll find them. Bass are very hungry and even more aggressive.

July

If you’ve come to the lake to target Bass, they’ll be in the comfort of the cool, deep waters, so fish for them just after sunrise and sunset. Perch and Bream love these warm days.

August

You can still find plenty of Bass, as long as there isn’t too much sun glare on the water. Catfish are hungry all the time, including the night, so you can hook a big one. The same goes for Perch.

September

With the slow turn of the weather come Bass who relish in colder water temperatures. There’s a Walmart FLW Tournament going on mid-month, and throughout September, Hybrid, Spotted, and Largemouth Bass are lively.

October

Hybrid Bass love the fall temperatures, and their cousins, Largemouth and Spotted Bass are also very hungry. Perch fishing is a-go, and you can find more and more Crappie out there.

November

Winter is approaching, which means it’s good time to target Crappie, which is the ultimate November fish. Largemouth and Hybrid Bass are also biting left and right.

December

Don’t let the cold scare you off – fishing fun is nowhere close to being over. Whether it’s White Perch, Spotted, or Hybrid Bass, there’s plenty to do on Lake Norman. Just dress warmly and fish on!

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Use Jeff! Great captain and great time of year to fish. Jeff goes by the name of Water Bugz. Use him.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Use Jeff! Great captain and great time of year to fish. Jeff goes by the name of Water Bugz. Use him.
Fred  S.
Fred S. Mooresville, North Carolina
It was very enjoyable. The weather was supposed to be inclement but we dressed in layers and ended up needing sunscreen!
Excellent
5.0 / 5
It was very enjoyable. The weather was supposed to be inclement but we dressed in layers and ended up needing sunscreen!
Charlene  F.
Charlene F. Island Park, ID
Be flexible. The bite could shift from catfish to bass to striper. Our captain was ready for whatever, so just be happy with something stretching your line.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Be flexible. The bite could shift from catfish to bass to striper. Our captain was ready for whatever, so just be happy with something stretching your line.
James  S.
James S. Holly Springs, North Carolina
Make sure you communicate your experience level to uour your guide. Definitely invest in a charter.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Make sure you communicate your experience level to uour your guide. Definitely invest in a charter.
Diana  K.
Diana K. Sherrills Ford, North Carolina
This is a great area to go and have an relaxing time doing what we love best fishing.....
Excellent
5.0 / 5
This is a great area to go and have an relaxing time doing what we love best fishing.....
Marsha  H.
Marsha H. Shelby, NC

Set'n Hooks Guide Service
Set'n Hooks Guide Service
Fishing charter in Mooresville
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(56 reviews)
Captain Will is just a real good guy. It would have have been a great day just boating around the lake. But we caught a good number of fish too. Fresh fish for dinner. No need for a back up plan. Thank you Will. It was a great memory for my parents, son and I.
Timothy  S.
Timothy S.
Fishers Of Men Guide Service
Fishers Of Men Guide Service
Fishing charter in Mooresville
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(149 reviews)
Great day at Lake Norman. Justin was a professional and made the experience so much fun. Caught so many fish in a short period of time. Look forward to our next trip.
Robert  F.
Robert F. Williston Park, NY
Fin's Up Guide Service
Fin's Up Guide Service
Fishing charter in Mooresville
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(9 reviews)
He knows how to find fish. Caught channel catfish, striped bass, spotted bass, and hybrid bass. Had big stripped bass that broke the line. But fun trying to get him. Had a great day of fishing. He was an excellent captain and equipment was top notch. Will go again!
Floyd  S.
Floyd S. Kernersville, NC
Water Bugz Fishing Guide
Water Bugz Fishing Guide
Fishing charter in Mooresville
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(10 reviews)
Great day on the lake with Captain Jeff with Water Bugz fishing charter. Would highly recommend!
Casey  L.
Casey L. Charlotte, North Carolina
Fishers Of Men Guide Service
Fishers Of Men Guide Service
Fishing charter in Mooresville
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(149 reviews)
Wonderful experience! Justin is super knowledgeable and very dedicated to finding good spots to catch fish! So friendly and accommodating. Highly recommended!!
Tracey  L.
Tracey L. Charlotte, North Carolina
Set'n Hooks Guide Service
Set'n Hooks Guide Service
Fishing charter in Mooresville
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(56 reviews)
Hi I am a female solo traveler my husband doesn't fly so I have to go on these adventures alone... I have such a passion For fishing and have fished Cancun, Maine And many more but this is by far the best fishing Experience I've ever had.. This guy knows his shit..He was awesom. Thank you Captain Will
June  E.
June E.
Fishers Of Men Guide Service
Fishers Of Men Guide Service
Fishing charter in Mooresville
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(149 reviews)
Such a fun day celebrating my birthday with my son and son-in-law. Justin knows all the hotspots and great stories as well. Plus we caught lots of fish. Highly recommend Justin as your guide.
Patricia  W.
Patricia W. Winston-Salem, NC
Set'n Hooks Guide Service
Set'n Hooks Guide Service
Fishing charter in Mooresville
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(56 reviews)
Captain Will was a great guide and teacher. Absolute pleasure meeting him and enjoyed every minute he dedicated to me. Absolutely will be reserving another date.
Nick  T.
Nick T. Concord, North Carolina
Water Bugz Fishing Guide
Water Bugz Fishing Guide
Fishing charter in Mooresville
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(10 reviews)
Jeff is hard working and honest. I fish all over the country and this guy is great. You may catch fish or you may not but he will try his best to make your day a great trip. We were lucky with 17 spotted bass and six keeper hybrid bass. Threw back more than we kept. I highly recommend you hire Jeff. I will be back for sure!
Fred  S.
Fred S. Mooresville, North Carolina
Set'n Hooks Guide Service
Set'n Hooks Guide Service
Fishing charter in Mooresville
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(56 reviews)
This trip and captain were both awesome. He put us right on some big fish and was just a genuinely nice guy!
Mason  L.
Mason L. Concord, NC
Fishers Of Men Guide Service
Fishers Of Men Guide Service
Fishing charter in Mooresville
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(149 reviews)
Great experience. Caught almost 30 fish with a 1/2 day trip for 4 of us. He kept two 15 year old’s entertained and wanting to go back again. He’s very knowledgeable and friendly. He takes care of everything so you can just show up and fish. The whole experience was easy, fun, and relaxing. We’ll definitely go back when in the area again.
Debra  C.
Debra C. South Hadley, MA
Water Bugz Fishing Guide
Water Bugz Fishing Guide
Fishing charter in Mooresville
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(10 reviews)
Capt. Jeff knows that lake better than any charter capt I've ever been with. Put us right on the hybrids in the first 20 mins
Matthew  P.
Matthew P. Louisville, KY
Fishers Of Men Guide Service
Fishers Of Men Guide Service
Fishing charter in Mooresville
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(149 reviews)
Best charter I’ve done with my grandsons. Justin was a great captain, patient with the boys, and led us to some great fishing. Definitely recommend!
Mike  W.
Mike W. Charlotte, NC
Fishers Of Men Guide Service
Fishers Of Men Guide Service
Fishing charter in Mooresville
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(149 reviews)
Justin helped us have a fabulous day. He was consistently helping each person catch fish. We are tremendously thankful for his patience and dedication to making sure everyone on the trip caught fish. This day will be remembered by each person for all of our days.
Charlene  F.
Charlene F. Island Park, ID
Fishers Of Men Guide Service
Fishers Of Men Guide Service
Fishing charter in Mooresville
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(149 reviews)
We had a great day of fishing with Justin. Put us right on the fish the very first cast. Took care of all our needs while out there. You want to catch fish you better book a trip with him.
Stella  C.
Stella C. Charleston, SC
Set'n Hooks Guide Service
Set'n Hooks Guide Service
Fishing charter in Mooresville
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(56 reviews)
Captain Will was a great guide, and the whole experience was a real treat. He got out early to secure live herring bait, was ready to go on-time, very professional and safety focused, and worked hard to get us on fish. We will definitely be going out with him again.
James  S.
James S. Holly Springs, North Carolina
Set'n Hooks Guide Service
Set'n Hooks Guide Service
Fishing charter in Mooresville
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(56 reviews)
We had a blast! There’s no way my boy could have had more fun than what he had today. Will be back and next time I’ll bring his friends.
Donald  H.
Donald H. Cajah's Mountain, NC
Set'n Hooks Guide Service
Set'n Hooks Guide Service
Fishing charter in Mooresville
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(56 reviews)
Captain Will was awesome! He was so knowledgeable and helpful with my 10-year-old nephew. The boat was clean and well kept. We felt safe at all times and appreciated his efforts to find us a wide variety of fish! Would absolutely book this trip again and recommend to anyone else!
Kate  L.
Kate L. Huntersville, North Carolina
Set'n Hooks Guide Service
Set'n Hooks Guide Service
Fishing charter in Mooresville
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(56 reviews)
My family and I had an exciting and fun day of catching some great sized Hybrid and Spotted bass. Captain Will was very knowledgeable, and he definitely knew his way around Lake Norman. I will be booking with Captain Will again and I will definitely recommend him to others. Bobby Hilll
Robert  H.
Robert H. Fayetteville, NC
Fishers Of Men Guide Service
Fishers Of Men Guide Service
Fishing charter in Mooresville
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(149 reviews)
I took my father and 12 year old son. We had a great time and caught lots of fish! Justin, our guide, was very knowledgeable and lots of fun!
Leslie  H.
Leslie H. Matthews, NC