Twenty four of Lake Norman's best teams hit the waters yesterday morn. at 6 AM to see who could catch the largest striper's. Six teams caught a striper in the six pound range. Normally we will have two of three six pounders weighed in, but yesterday that amount double. Most of the good fish were caught in shallow waters using blue backs and 6 to 9 inch gizzard shad. One body of water produced the winning tournament striper for the fourth or fifth time this season. Plus it has produced a lot of second and third place fish. I found a narrow cove that was holding bait and striper's in 12 to 20 feet of water and so narrow that only one boat could work it at a time. I caught three tournament size fish out of that area, plus 3 smaller fish. Also, around 8:15 AM I had a triple hookup and managed to get two in, both striper's were over 24 inches. The other one was pulling drag and I felt like it was money in the bank, but it got off before I could get to it. Most channels and creeks are holding white perch in the deepest parts. I stop trolling every now and then and drop a jigging spoon down to catch me a few. Two of my buds won the tournament, Shane Reel and Anthony Johnson with a striper pushing seven pounds. Way to go guys. I came in sixth with a 6.03 pound striper, which just might keep me in the top three in the Championship Race. Shane and AJ gave me their left over live gizzard shad and blue backs, so most likely I will try my hand at cat fishing this week and no later than next week. I have plenty of frozen (vacuum sealed) perch if anyone close to LKN needs some, just PM me and we can make arrangements.