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    Button Buck
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    Unhappy fishing in Charlotte area

    Hey all, I did a search for this topic and didn't see anything, so sorry if its already been asked and answered.

    What are some good spots in Charlotte area to fish? I am having terrible luck. Ive done Lake Wylie's McDowell Nature preserve, Ballantyne Corporate Park and a small beach section of Lake Norman. I dont have a boat or kayak, though I am seriously considering buying one or the other this year. I have also tried Lake Twitty but there was only a tiny section I was allowed to fish. I think my main problem is finding access area to these bodies of water...often I am afraid I might be wandering onto private land. Anyone have tips? I havent caught anything and I really do put in the time, so a bit of help would be appreciated.

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    http://www.ncwildlife.org/Fishing/Le...ishing-Program

    I did a seasonal job with ncwrc a few years back and we stocked freedom park, McAlpine creek and hornets nest park once a month during the summer months with channel cats. I'm sure they get fished out, but they were stocked monthly. I'm not sure if they're still stocking, this was 13-14 years ago... good luck.
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    George Poston Park Pond in Gastonia was stocked with rainbow trout for the winter.

    That might be a good bet.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cat_Lady View Post
    Hey all, I did a search for this topic and didn't see anything, so sorry if its already been asked and answered.

    What are some good spots in Charlotte area to fish? I am having terrible luck. Ive done Lake Wylie's McDowell Nature preserve, Ballantyne Corporate Park and a small beach section of Lake Norman. I dont have a boat or kayak, though I am seriously considering buying one or the other this year. I have also tried Lake Twitty but there was only a tiny section I was allowed to fish. I think my main problem is finding access area to these bodies of water...often I am afraid I might be wandering onto private land. Anyone have tips? I havent caught anything and I really do put in the time, so a bit of help would be appreciated.
    Lake Norman State Park, walk the trails behind the welcome center that follow the waters edge....excellent bank fishing. There is also a pier t the Allison creek landing and the HotHole on Wylie where people do good. But right now the best place is the HotHole of NC150 on Norman. PM me if you want more info, I'll be glad to help

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    yay thank you all very much!

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    What are you trying to catch, and how are you going about it?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Boojum View Post
    What are you trying to catch, and how are you going about it?
    ANYTHING ha! so for small fish like bream, I will usually use a jig..especially off the little docks and piers at Lake Wylie. For bass I typically use worms with a bobber & let it sit out there for a while.

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    Don't know anything about winter fishing but try a beetle spin for bream or crickets for live bait. Everything loves a cricket.

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