I stayed off the lake most of the week due to high winds out of the NorthEast and took care of some honey do's. Went this AM with my fishing partner (Cliff) and we had a typical Lake Norman outing. Started a little after 7 AM and pulled the lines in at 11 AM. We had lite winds out of the West (2-3 MPH) and blue skies. Slow drifted the area of D-1 to D-3 and caught 15 cats, largest being 6 pounds on the nose. We used crappie filet strips (if you fish LKN be sure to keep your crappie carass in the boat in case the WildLife Officers checks you), bream and white perch. The crappie strips outdid the other baits. Water temp. was 71-72 degrees and water was fairly clear. Cliff and family will dine on Ark. blues filet tonight. I will catch my din-din tomorrow, which is my day to catch food for the week.