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  • Jerkbaits and crankbaits for early season bass on Lake Norman

    The recent warmer days have turned on the bass on Lake Norman.

    Anglers are reporting good catches of numbers of both spotted bass and largemouth as the fish are moving toward the spawning areas.

    Jerkbaits and small crankbaits are catching lots of fish, with anglers targeting the boat ramps and the docks stationed on secondary points. If there is wind, the anglers are catching the bass on the points that the wind is blowing across.

    White colors for the jerkbaits are the most successful and for the crankbaits, crawfish colors are taking the better fish. The concrete of the boat ramps warm with in the sun, attracting the largemouth to the ends of the ramps. The better docks are those with the wood pilings that drop into the water. The sun warms the wood and the heat is carried down the pilings into the water below, attracting fish.

    McCrary Creek, Stumpy Creek and Rocky Creek are good places to start looking and then use the patterns found there to move around the lake to find more bass.

    Spring is around the corner! Take advantage of the warmth!