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Guide to fishing for largemouth bass, smallmouth bass, spotted bass, black crappie, rainbow trout, brown trout, redbreast sunfish, white bass, striped bass and hybrid striped bass at Apalachia Lake in North Carolina.

Apalachia Lake, NC

Set in a very remote area, Apalachia Lake is an 1,100-acre reservoir that receives very little fishing pressure. The lake is located in the south-west corner of the state, in a stunningly beautiful setting. There are 31 miles of shoreline, with very little access for shoreline fishing. A boat launch ramp is available for public use. The area is primitive, so bring everything with you. The lake has both warm-water and cold-water species of fish, providing a wide variety of fishing opportunities. Bass, striped bass, trout crappie, white bass and sunfish all thrive here.

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Apalachia Lake in North Carolina is a hidden gem for fishing enthusiasts seeking a tranquil and productive fishing experience. Nestled amidst the scenic beauty of the Appalachian Mountains, this pristine reservoir offers a diverse range of fish species, making it an attractive destination for anglers of all backgrounds. Anglers can expect to find a variety of fish in the lake, including largemouth bass, smallmouth bass, walleye, catfish, and a variety of panfish such as crappie and bluegill.

Fishing at Apalachia Lake provides anglers with the opportunity to test their skills and potentially land some impressive catches. The lake is known for its excellent bass fishing, with both largemouth and smallmouth bass thriving in its waters. Anglers can employ a variety of techniques, including casting with soft plastics, crankbaits, or topwater lures, to entice these bass species.

In addition to bass, Apalachia Lake is also home to catfish, including channel catfish and flathead catfish which are abundant in the lake, making it a prime spot for catfish enthusiasts. Anglers can target these species using various techniques, such as bottom fishing with live bait or cut bait.

Apalachia Lake in North Carolina is a picturesque fishing destination that offers a variety of fish species, boating opportunities, and camping facilities. Whether you're an avid bass angler, a walleye enthusiast, or simply seeking a serene fishing experience amidst stunning natural surroundings, Apalachia Lake is a must-visit location for anglers looking to create lasting memories in North Carolina.

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Primary fish species residing in Apalachia Lake

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Largemouth bass Smallmouth bass Spotted bass Black crappie Rainbow Trout Brown trout Redbreast Sunfish White Bass Striped bass Hybrid Stripers

Apalachia Lake Amenities

Marina: NO
Boat Rental: NO
Boat Launch Ramp: YES
Campgrounds: PRIMITIVE
RV Hookups: NO
Lodging: YES
Convenience Store: NO
Bait & Tackle: NEARBY
Restaurant: NO

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Boating is permitted on Apalachia Lake, allowing anglers to explore the water and access different fishing spots. Whether you prefer a motorized boat or a kayak, the lake offers opportunities to reach prime fishing areas and expand your angling possibilities.

Public Boat Launch Ramps & Landings

Lake Apalachia Boat Ramp
This concrete ramp is located one-quarter mile southwest of the Hiwassee Dam, off Powerhouse Road.

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For those who wish to extend their fishing adventure, Apalachia Lake provides camping facilities, allowing anglers to fully immerse themselves in nature and enjoy the tranquility of the surrounding wilderness. Camping near the lake offers the convenience of being close to the fishing grounds, maximizing your time on the water and enhancing your overall experience.

Campgrounds & RV Parks Nearby

No campgrounds or RV parks nearby, except primitive camping.

Apalachia Lake NC Map - Fishing & Camping Areas

Contact Information

Apalachia Lake
Lake Apalachia Boat Ramp
Powerhouse Rd
Murphy, NC 28906
865 632-2101


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Apalachia Lake in NC

Fishing for smallmouth bass, spotted bass, largemouth bass, redbreast sunfish, trout and white bass in south-western NC

Apalachia Lake, in North Carolina.