Fishin’ with Capt. Gus! Fishin’ Holes February 26, 2012

Fishin’ with Capt. Gus!
Fishin’ Holes
February 26, 2012

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Toua Lee (left) and pals from Nebo,NC showing catch for a fish fry.

Don’t forget when you couldn’t wait to get out of faculty and go fishin’? I do! A fishin’ hole is frequently a magical spot in which we usually caught fish. It may have been an undercut bank alongside the edge of a stream or a farm pond out in the nation. Regardless, the fishin’ hole was a location to invest time absent from school and chores. It was also a position to row a boat, swim, or swing on a rope.

The Andy Griffith Show’s theme song hit the nail correct on the head with its lyrics in the initial stanza. “Well now, get down your fishin’ pole and meet me at the fishin’ hole. We could not get a bite all day, but don’t you rush away.” Doesn’t that make you want to go fishing? It does me.

Not all fishin’ holes&quot are imagined locations. Some are honest-to-goodness spots wherever anglers actually catch fish on a normal foundation. Lake Norman has heaps of them. The most well-liked are the two very hot holes. One is situated at the Marshall Steam Station at the Highway a hundred and fifty Bridge, and the other at the McGuire Nuclear Station off Highway seventy three around Huntersville, NC. Above the several years, tens of thousands of fish have been taken from these warm h2o discharge channels.

A fishin’ hole doesn’t have to have widespread notoriety to be a great 1. A lot of holes are held solution by individuals who fish them. When someone asks exactly where all the fish ended up caught, “my solution fishin’ hole” is often the solution.

Most of the finest fishin’ holes for crappie, perch and spotted bass are brush piles – some made by nearby fishermen. Submerged brush, Xmas timber and other woody debris supply shade and cover, and when positioned correctly, they attract plenty of fish. Other good fishin’ holes on Lake Norman are stump fields, underwater islands, sandy banking companies, boat docks, bridge pilings, channel markers and rock piles.

It doesn’t just take long to recognize that a fishin’ hole is not a hole at all, but a location where fish are usually caught or just a position that is enjoyable position to commit time waiting around for a bite. Irregardless of how solution your fishin’ hole could be, it’s a excellent location to commit some leisure time. And, in situation you don’t have a fishin’ hole of your personal, spring is a fantastic time to locate one particular!

Forthcoming occasions:
Totally free safe and sound Boating Class – “How to Navigate Lake Norman Day or Night” will be held at North Point Watersports, Exit 36, Mooresville, NC on Wednesday, March 14, 2012 from six:thirty p.m. – 8:00 p.m. Topics for discussion will incorporate “Understanding LKN’s Channel Marker and Buoy System”, “Identifying and Understanding How to Keep away from the 10 Most Hazardous Spots”, and “Interpreting Lake Maps”. For much more data, contact me at 704-617-6812 or electronic mail

Cost-free Fishing Seminar: “Bass Fishing for The Occasional Angler” will be introduced at Gander Mountain, Exit 36, on Thursday, March 21, 2012 from six:thirty p.m.-8:00 p.m. Provide the complete family to this occasion. I will discuss how to catch limits of largemouth and spotted bass by trolling, drifting and “still” fishing employing equally are living baits and artificial lures. A free of charge thorough listing of LKN’s leading ten bass spots will be offered to people who attend. Speak to 704-658-0822 for additional details.

Boater Protection Class: The Lake Norman Sail &amp Strength Squadron’s following Boater Safety Class will be on Saturday, March, 24, 2012 at the Huntersville United Methodist Church, 14005 Stumptown Highway, Huntersville, NC, at eight a.m. The fee is $ 45. Sign-up at or by calling Bob Yannacci at 704 660 5568.

Suggestions from Capt Gus: To entice a assortment of fish for the duration of the pre-spawn and early spring period, retrieve synthetic baits gradually in water much less than 10 ft. Well-known lures are roadrunners, buck tails, rooster tails and gold and silver spoons.

Scorching Spot of the Week: Search for bass in coves and pockets exactly where they are staging to spawn. Finest bets are Ramsey and McCrary Creeks. Crappie and white perch fishing is good to quite excellent on little minnows dropped about submerged brush and fish attractors. Striper fishing is excellent in the hot holes utilizing bloodworms on the bottom or casting Zara Spooks on the floor.

The surface area drinking water temperature differs by location, but is mainly in the fifties in open up waters not afflicted by strength era. The h2o level is about 4.3′ below total pond on Lake Norman and 3.0′ below entire on Mountain Island Lake.

Capt. Gus Gustafson of Lake Norman Ventures, Inc. is an outdoor columnist and a complete time Professional Fishing Guidebook on Lake Norman, NC. Visit his net web site, or contact 704-617-6812. For added info, e-mail him at

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