Mac Byrum

Creeks and coves off the main chanell is the place to be fishing due to black water (river turning over). Still suffient numbers of blue/flathead and chanell cats can be harvested. Fresh cut baits are the best at this time and you can use white perch, bream, crappie and bass as bait. You can anchord your boat or drift fish, either will produce fish in the 1 to 12 pound range.

Fish Species: Catfish
Bait Used: Cut bait (perch, bass & crappie)
Tackle Used: 25-30 pound line
Method Used: Slow drift (1/2 MPH)
Water Depth: 10 to 40 feet
Water Temperature: 85
Wind Direction: NE
Wind Speed: 3 MPH

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Mac Byrum

About The Author: Captain Mac Byrum

Company: Fishing with Mac

Area Reporting: Lake Norman, NC

Bio: Mac Byrum started fishing on Norman in the early eighties from his camper at Wildlife Woods campground. In 1986, he and his wife (Frankie) acquired a little piece of haven on the lake where they retired to in 1999. Mac has been fishing for catfish and stripers ever since, with a little time spent working at his part time job at Denver Sportsman (formally Rob and Don's Sportsman). In the mid eighties Mac joined the Lake Norman Striper Swipers and has been a member ever since. Also, Mac is a charter member of the Carolina's Catfish Club and a past president. His love of fishing and his willingness to share his knowledge of fishing is well known among his peers and those he comes in contact with. If you want to catch fish and also learn the latest techniques, Mac is your guide and teacher.

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