A Visitor’s Guide to Lake Norman Fishing

Lake Norman fishing tackleWith 520 miles of shoreline, locals and visitors alike enjoy Lake Norman fishing. Lake Norman offers a multitude of attractions for the whole family but the most peaceful is fishing.

About Lake Norman Fishing

While Lake Norman as a lot to offer its visitors, fishing is one of the most popular activities. From the abundance of Lake Norman bass fishing to the Lake Norman fishing pier, you are bound to have an incredible fishing experience.

Lake Norman Fishing FAQs

Do I need a Lake Norman fishing license?

Yes, to fish on Lake Norman most people are required to have a basic fishing license or sportsman license.

Where can I find Lake Norman lake and boat access?

Check out this list to find which access point is most convenient for you.

Where can I fish from the shore?

The Lake Norman public fishing areas are Lake Norman State Park, Marshall Steam Station Fishing Area, Jetton Road County Park, Ramsey Creek Access Area, McGuire Fishing Area, and Blythe Landing County Park.

What kind of fish can I catch from Lake Norman?

Lake Norman has a variety of fish you can catch including Black Crappie, Striped Bass, White Bass, Channel Catfish, Largemouth Bass, Smallmouth Bass, Bluegill, and Yellow Perch.

Where can I rent a boat or find a fishing guide?

If you’re visiting the area or don’t own a boat, check out Lake Norman boat rentals and Lake Norman fishing guides.

I caught a fish, now what?

Make sure you are following all size and creel regulations for Lake Norman. If they do not meet the size or creel regulations, you will need to release the fish back into the lake. For information on if your fish is consumable and safe to eat, check out this page from the North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services.

Where to Stay During Your Fishing Trip

After a successful day fishing, retire to the best bed and breakfast near Lake Norman, Davidson Village Inn. Located in the heart of downtown Davidson, NC, and just minutes away from Lake Norman, this inn has everything you need for the perfect fishing getaway. Davidson Village Inn is Lake Norman’s only boutique hotel with intimate rooms and a focus on comfort and exceptional customer service. With a total of 18 rooms and five different room types, each is appointed with private baths, Turkish bamboo towels, Comphy Company luxurious linens, Greenwich Bay bath amenities, wireless Internet, hair dryers, ironing capabilities, and non-allergenic pillows. After an amazing night’s sleep at our inn, you’ll be delighted with the delicious breakfast that awaits you in the morning. With fair trade Counter Culture coffee, locally made baked goods, fresh fruits, cereals, yogurts, cheese, eggs, and juices, you’ll be ready to head back out onto the water for another day full of fishing fun. For more information on things to do in Davidson, NC, make sure to download our free Davidson Vacation Guide. We look forward to booking your stay and hearing all about your Lake Norman fishing adventures!