Lake Norman

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Lake Norman Fishing Charters

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Lake Norman: 4 fishing charters available

Set'n Hooks Guide Service

Excellent
5.0 / 5
(19 reviews)
Mooresville
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trips from $300

Fishers Of Men Guide Service

Excellent
5.0 / 5
(109 reviews)
Mooresville
 Instant Confirmation
trips from $275

Fin's Up Guide Service

Excellent
4.9 / 5
(7 reviews)
Mooresville
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trips from $200

Fishing With Gus!

Excellent
4.9 / 5
(18 reviews)
Sherrills Ford
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trips from $275

FAQs about Fishing Charters in Lake Norman

The average price for a private 4 hour Lake Norman fishing trip is $363, while an 8 hour private trip will cost you $428 based on prices on FishingBooker.com.

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

Set'n Hooks Guide Service, Fishers Of Men Guide Service, and Fin's Up Guide Service 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 Largemouth Bass. Top fishing techniques include light tackle, spinning, and bottom fishing. Lake fishing and river fishing are commonly offered by local guides.

If you’re in North Carolina looking for a freshwater treasure trove to explore, a Lake Norman fishing experience will blow your mind! Right in the heart of the “Tar Heel” state and a short drive from Charlotte, Lake Norman offers solid fishing opportunities year-round.
 
With well over 500 miles of shoreline to check out and many different species to target, this man-made lake has everything a passionate angler could want.
 

What to Expect

One of the biggest perks of Lake Norman is that you can go fishing any time of year. Spring and fall spawning runs of various species are known to be the most productive periods, but there’s a good chance of catching something whenever you hit the water.
 
All the favorite freshwater species use the lake as their playground, and none are more popular than Bass. Whether it’s Striped, Spotted, Hybrid, Largemouth, or Smallmouth, Bass fishing is so good that there are even tournaments dedicated to this beloved fish. Black Crappie is another frequent catch that fishermen love, along with different species of Catfish, Yellow Perch, Sauger, and Bluegill.
 
If you’re looking for a professional and friendly charter captain to show you to the best bite, towns like Hickory, Mooresville, and Statesville are your best option. There are many experienced fishermen that have spent most of their lives fishing the lake, and their local insight is invaluable.
 

The Best Time to Go

No matter the time of year, chances are, you’ll have a productive day on Lake Norman. What’s more important here are day-to-day conditions, which is why local anglers time their launches carefully.
 
The general rule of thumb is that the fish are most active around sunrise and sunset (usually an hour before and after). Species like Crappie, Stripers, and Catfish are also nocturnal feeders, so if you come equipped with LED lights, a school of hungry fish will be swarming your boat before you know it.
 
Barometric pressure is another important factor on Lake Norman. If the pressure is down, so is the bite, because your prey will be apathetic and lazy. A good guide will keep you in the loop of all these aspects and adjust your trip timing accordingly.
 

Where to Find the Fish

While some species have similar behavioral patterns, each has its own favorite feeding grounds where you can find them. You can hook Bass and Crappie around underwater structures and bridge pilings, while Catfish prefer deeper waters. Spotted Bass hide among the underwater plants, while Catfish call slower, murky waters home.
 

How to Prepare for Your Trip

For anglers who book a trip with a fishing charter, things are simple – all you need to do is buy a fishing license, some food, and drinks, and bring rain gear in the colder months. Your guide will provide the necessary fishing equipment, a reliable boat, and local knowledge.
 
It’s not hard to conclude – all levels of anglers will thoroughly enjoy a day of fishing on Lake Norman and are likely to come back home with a cooler full of fish fillets.
Lake Norman
Excellent
4.7 / 5
Based on 24785 reviews by FishingBooker anglers

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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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
I was said July would be too hot but this morning turned out perfect! And stop at a gas station to use the bathroom unless you want to go in a porta potty.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
I was said July would be too hot but this morning turned out perfect! And stop at a gas station to use the bathroom unless you want to go in a porta potty.
Christina  R.
Christina R. Charlotte, NC
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
(19 reviews)
Good times. Half day never feels long enough. Captain Will had all the hot spots. Professional, knowledgeable and a good resource to get fishing on Lake Norman.
Brad  S.
Brad S. Chillicothe, OH
Fin's Up Guide Service
Fin's Up Guide Service
Fishing charter in Mooresville
Excellent
4.7 / 5
(7 reviews)
I booked a 4 Hour fishing trip for my son's birthday. We were 20 minutes late captain Lee was real cool about it. And he made sure we had 4 hours of fishing time. Some fishing trips count the clock as soon as you put your foot in the boat. He Counted the clock as the actual fishing time we had with the boys.. he was very patient with my young boys fishing .. We are definitely going back in the fall
Ross  M.
Ross M. Marvin, NC
Set'n Hooks Guide Service
Set'n Hooks Guide Service
Fishing charter in Mooresville
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(19 reviews)
It was a beautiful day. Captain Will is personable and really cares about giving his customers a good time. He's got all the right equipment and his boat is in ship shape. We caught fish even though it was a hot afternoon trip. I'd say he was a first rate guide - he rates with the best guides I have had in fishing trips in five states.
Carol  B.
Carol B. Charles Town, WV
Set'n Hooks Guide Service
Set'n Hooks Guide Service
Fishing charter in Mooresville
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(19 reviews)
This was a great half day trip with Captain Will! Captain Will made our trip memorable with his stories and knowledge of Lake Norman fishing. He had us squared from the beginning and throughout our fishing trip. I would recommend Captain Will for anyone wanting to have a fun and productive fishing trip! Thanks Captain Will!
Kimberly  C.
Kimberly C. Barhamsville, VA
Fishers Of Men Guide Service
Fishers Of Men Guide Service
Fishing charter in Mooresville
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(109 reviews)
Thank you Justin for a fun day on the water. It was fun bringing in the fish! We had a blast and will see you in the fall.
Renee  O.
Renee O. Mooresville, NC
Set'n Hooks Guide Service
Set'n Hooks Guide Service
Fishing charter in Mooresville
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(19 reviews)
Will is awesome! He was great with my kids and made sure we caught fish too! Definitely would recommend and will charter again! Thanks Will!!
Michael  C.
Michael C. Charlotte, NC
Fin's Up Guide Service
Fin's Up Guide Service
Fishing charter in Mooresville
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(7 reviews)
This was our first adventure with a fishing tour but it definitely will not be our last !! Lee was the best guide, friendly, helpful and very knowledgeable about the fish in Lake Norman. He showed my 14 year old grandson how to make a jig and helped him explore different fishing techniques. A day well spent. Thank you Lee.
John  W.
John W. Concord, North Carolina
Set'n Hooks Guide Service
Set'n Hooks Guide Service
Fishing charter in Mooresville
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(19 reviews)
Capt. Will is super professional and super friendly. He put me on the bass, and we had great conversations thru out the charter. He knows Lake Norman very well. The pontoon is in great condition as well as all of his tackle. I will be booking with Capt. Will again soon.
Melanie  T.
Melanie T. Kinston, North Carolina
Set'n Hooks Guide Service
Set'n Hooks Guide Service
Fishing charter in Mooresville
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(19 reviews)
Captain Will was outstanding to enjoy a half day on the lake with. His knowledge and ability/willingness to transfer that knowledge was so impressive. My son and i caught some fish and that certainly was a blast but what I learned from Captain Will about fishing on Lake Norman was information we will use for years to come. Thanks Captain , hope to see you again in October!!
Marshall  G.
Marshall G. Reidsville, North Carolina
Fishing With Gus!
Fishing With Gus!
Fishing charter in Sherrills Ford
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(18 reviews)
This was a great trip on the water in May on Lake Norman and we caught fish too! Gus made the trip so much fun for the ones of us that didn't fish all the time and the ones that do :-) Gus knows his stuff !
Rick  L.
Rick L. Haymarket, VA
Fishers Of Men Guide Service
Fishers Of Men Guide Service
Fishing charter in Mooresville
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(109 reviews)
Great time as always. Justin knows all the spots and is as good as it gets as a guide. Highest recommendation.
Don  C.
Don C. Mooresville, North Carolina
Set'n Hooks Guide Service
Set'n Hooks Guide Service
Fishing charter in Mooresville
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(19 reviews)
Beautiful lake and excellent captain. Will was great! Very friendly and knowledgeable. Was able to take us right to the fish and we caught a good variety of fish. Very clean boat and well kept equipment. Well worth every penny.
Dave  A.
Dave A. Matthews, North Carolina
Set'n Hooks Guide Service
Set'n Hooks Guide Service
Fishing charter in Mooresville
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(19 reviews)
Had a productive day fishing for hybrid bass. Capt. Will was great instructor for folks trying to learn the lake.
Matt  G.
Matt G. Rockwell, NC
Fishers Of Men Guide Service
Fishers Of Men Guide Service
Fishing charter in Mooresville
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(109 reviews)
Capt Justin was great. Both as a charter captain and as a person. We were on fish within 5 minutes. Was outstanding with my son. Very good conversation and very knowledgeable about lake Norman and the area. We will definitely book with Justin again!
Ken  R.
Ken R. Fort Mill, South Carolina
Fishers Of Men Guide Service
Fishers Of Men Guide Service
Fishing charter in Mooresville
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(109 reviews)
We had a group of five. Adults and teens. Not avid fishermen. Justin gave us a great time and we caught Crappie, Hybrids and Stripers. Great family outing. Highly recommend!
Tim  I.
Tim I. Mandeville, LA
Set'n Hooks Guide Service
Set'n Hooks Guide Service
Fishing charter in Mooresville
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(19 reviews)
My friend and I just wanted a quiet weekend to get away and have some low key fun. Insert Captain Will! Highly knowledgeable and lesiónate about his craft. An absolute delight to speak to and share stories about fishing and life in general. If you’re going to spend a few hours on a few square feet, it helps to get along with the guide; Captain Will will have us coming back to him again.
Jaramogi  A.
Jaramogi A. Charlotte, North Carolina
Set'n Hooks Guide Service
Set'n Hooks Guide Service
Fishing charter in Mooresville
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(19 reviews)
Had a great time amazing weather. It was a slow day but Capt Will did his best to make sure we had a catch for the day. Great conversation and great advice and instructions.
Leroy  C.  I.
Leroy C. I. Charlotte, NC
Set'n Hooks Guide Service
Set'n Hooks Guide Service
Fishing charter in Mooresville
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(19 reviews)
CPT Will exceeded my expectations. I have already verbally booked a follow up trip with him. Not only is he a knowledgeable fisherman, he is a genuinely great individual as far as a person.
CHARLES  J.
CHARLES J. Charlotte, NC
Fishers Of Men Guide Service
Fishers Of Men Guide Service
Fishing charter in Mooresville
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(109 reviews)
Justin was without a doubt the best charter boat captain i have fished with. I've never fished on a charter boat on fresh water. Been at least 15 different times on salt water. I would recommend a half day trip with Justin to anyone who likes to catch fish. Well worth the time and money. Thank You Justin Goodson. You have truly met your calling.
Jeffrey  M.
Jeffrey M. Concord, NC
Fishers Of Men Guide Service
Fishers Of Men Guide Service
Fishing charter in Mooresville
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(109 reviews)
Took my little brother fishing and caught 12-14 bass. Was amazing. He says this is a slow day. This is the most I’ve ever caught in 4 hours!
Stan  V.
Stan V. Charlotte, NC