Lake Lure is not known for its perch fishing, but it needs to be. There is a good possibility that this lake will break the yellow perch state record for NC. I took out a very nice family this morning, and we caught five 12 inch perch and one 13 inch perch among some white bass and a few smaller perch. We caught them in 12 - 14 foot water trolling various crankbaits. Considering the estimated 14 inch fish that got off earlier in the week, this lake might break a NC perch record of 2 pounds 9 ounces . In Colorado, the record 2 pound 9 ounce fish was 13 1/2 inches. I can't wait to see how large some of these fish are by the fall.
Please note that I cropped that I crop the photos whenever families do not indicate consent for promotional purposes when they book trips.