Lou Mintzer of Mooresville caught this 16-inch-long Alabama bass (formerly spotted bass) in Lake Norman in 2016 fishing with guide Bob Curan. The bass, released alive, weighed an estimated 2 ½ pounds.
Lou Mintzer of Mooresville caught this 16-inch-long Alabama bass (formerly spotted bass) in Lake Norman in 2016 fishing with guide Bob Curan. The bass, released alive, weighed an estimated 2 ½ pounds. Photo by Jack Horan
Lou Mintzer of Mooresville caught this 16-inch-long Alabama bass (formerly spotted bass) in Lake Norman in 2016 fishing with guide Bob Curan. The bass, released alive, weighed an estimated 2 ½ pounds. Photo by Jack Horan

Lake Norman a sweet home for Alabama bass

January 25, 2017 11:18 AM