Lake Norman FishingLake Norman fishing can be exhilarating, as it is the largest freshwater lake in North Carolina. This clean lake has a large population of forage and a variety of game fish species. The primary forage is threadfin shad, blue-back herring, gizzard shad, and pan-fish. Some game fishes include striper, largemouth bass, channel catfish, blue catfish, crappie, spotted bass, bream, and other pan fish. Lake Norman is famous for producing quantity catches of these fishes. Standard catches are trophy catfish, stripers, and bass.


Lake Norman Fishing Services

Fish On! is a Lake Norman fishing guide service that will take/guide you on your very own fishing adventure. With Capt. Craig Price, a master and professional captain with more than 40 years of Lake Norman fishing experience, your fishing trip will, without doubt, be a memorable one!

Fishers of Men Guide Services promote a Christian way of fishing by glorifying God with every fishing trip – and sharing their passion for fishing and serving God with others. Their goal is to provide a fun and family-oriented fishing experience to everyone. Anglers are required to bring their snacks and drinks. Proper clothing is also needed. If you want to keep any of your catches, you can request an ice chest (with ice).

Lake Norman Fishing

Captain Gus

Capt. Gus of Lake Norman Ventures offers Lake Norman fishing services and techniques to make fishing more exciting for you and your family. His fishing boat can accommodate six anglers – ideal for bringing the whole family. Fishing guides are available daily and year-round, including on holidays. Bream and perch fishing trips are most popular with families. All needed equipment for a great fishing trip is provided by Lake Norman Ventures. Capt. Gus is very kid-friendly and will help your child catch their fish. This makes Fishing with Gus entertaining and a great activity.

Reel Fishing NC Guide Service provides quality equipment and an expert guide – Bill – to help you catch big fish. Bill uses top-quality products and electronics and strives to teach new techniques for catching fish. This helps ensure everyone will have a great experience while on the water. Bill will be pleased to accommodate any trips to make your fishing experience unforgettable.

Lake Norman FishingPro-Am Guide Service has a “No Fish – No Pay” policy that will guarantee you to catch a fish and have a good time. With Drew Montgomery as your guide, you will be reeling them in –  in no time. He is a tournament angler who has won several awards; he provides educational yet entertaining fishing trips.

Ty 1 On Fishing Guide Service is owned and operated by Ty Mathis. His specialty in catching striped bass can teach you the best way to reel them yourself! He also catches largemouth, catfish, white perch, and white bass. You only need to bring a valid fishing license, food, and drinks – and you’re ready to fish. Ty also provides services to anyone with a disability.

Catches can be kept or returned to the water so they can be enjoyed the next time you go fishing. If you plan to eat the fish, ensure you know how to clean and prepare it properly. Lake Norman fishing requires a valid North Carolina fishing license – for ages 16 and above – so get your permission before starting your fishing trip. Licenses can be purchased at your local Wal-Mart, Dick’s Sporting Goods, or another local outfitter by calling NC Wildlife Resources Commission or visiting their website.


  1. Lester Goodwill
    June 28, 2014

    For me this is the only reason I go to Lake Norman, the high class fishing conditions. I go there every year, once in the spring and once in the summer and I always catch great fishes. At first I went with the Pro-Am Guide Service because they had the no fish-no pay policy but there was no need for this because I never had a bad day here.

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