How to Make the Most of Fishing on Lake Norman

Do you remember your first fishing trip? Well, here in Davidson, you can create new memories on of the most beautiful bodies of water in the Tarheel State. Fishing on Lake Norman offers an incredible mix of stunning views, a relaxing atmosphere, and plenty of fish species to catch! Whether you choose to cast your line in from a boat or the shore, you can’t go wrong with an angling adventure here.

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Why Should You Go Fishing at Lake Norman?

Fishing is one of Lake Norman’s most popular activities. There are many Lake Norman fishing tournaments held throughout the year that attracts visitors from all over to the area. A basic fishing license is a requirement when fishing on Lake Norman. You can easily purchase one of these licenses online by visiting the North Carolina Department of Natural Resources website. Now it’s time to find a spot to reel in your next big catch.

Where Should You Fish?

There are many places that offer fantastic fishing on Lake Norman. If you don’t have a boat, the shoreline has an extensive list of places to cast your line in and relax. Of course, if you would like to fish on Lake Norman by boat, many companies rent by the hour or by the day. Local boat rental agencies like 77 Watersports are great options if you want to spend a day on the water. Most rental companies offer reasonable hourly rates.

What Can You Catch?

Lake Norman has a variety of fish you can catch during your trip. This list includes including Black Crappie, Striped Bass, White Bass, Channel Catfish, Largemouth Bass, Smallmouth Bass, Bluegill, and Yellow Perch. Make sure you are following all size and creel regulations for the area. If they do not meet these regulations, you will need to release the fish back into the lake. Now…it’s time to pack up your rod and reel and hit the water!

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The Davidson Village Inn offers a unique stay in the heart of our charming town. Not only do we provide comfortable and modern accommodations, but our incredible location is second to none in the area. You can walk to many of the fantastic local shops and restaurants from our Inn, and the shores of Lake Norman are less than a 10-minute drive! Check out our favorite Things to Do in the area for more inspirational trip ideas. Don’t forget to browse our list of specials and packages to enhance your stay with us!

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