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Fishing for largemouth bass, smallmouth bass, spotted bass, channel catfish, white catfish, black crappie, bluegill, bream and white bass at Belews Lake in North Carolina.

Belews Lake, NC

Due to the warm water runoff from the power plant, Belews Lake maintains a warmer water temperature during winter than most other area lakes. As a result the growing season is extended for both predators and prey. This 3,860-acre lake, located in the northwest part of the state, has been both a boom and a bust during its storied history. Once the power plant resolved some issues years back, the lake has been on the rise as far as fishing goes. Bass and crappie are the primary species of choice, but the lake also has nice populations of white bass, catfish and sunfish. Don't be afraid to fish deep here (down to 50 feet or more) as the clear water often drives the bulk of the fish away from the shallows. At the same time, there may also be fish extremely shallow even in clear water. Boat ramps, boat rental, marinas, restaurant, store, campgrounds and lodging are all available at the lake.

Fishing Boats For Rent In North Carolina

Primary fish species residing in Belews Lake

Click images for fishing tips and details about each species.

Largemouth bass Smallmouth bass Spotted bass Channel catfish White catfish Black crappie Bluegill White Bass

Belews Lake Amenities

Marina: YES
Boat Rental: YES
Boat Launch Ramp: YES
Campgrounds: YES
RV Hookups: YES
Lodging: YES
Convenience Store: YES
Bait & Tackle: YES
Restaurant: YES

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Fishing Boat Rentals

Carolina Marina
Rentals: Pontoon boats
336 427-0498


Carolina Marina
548 Shelton Rd
Stokesdale, NC 27357
336 427-0498

Humphrey's Ridge Family Marina
241 Humphreys Ridge Dr
Stokesdale, NC 27357
336 427-3949

Public Boat Launch Ramps & Landings

Carolina Marina
Located in the northeast corner of the lake, this multi-lane concrete boat launch ramps offers plenty of paved parking and docks. It is accessed via Shelton Road.

Piney Bluff Boat Launch
Located in the southwest corner of the lake, off Belews Creek Road, this is a two-lane, concrete boat ramp with a dock and paved parking.

Pine Hall Public Boat Ramp
This is a one-lane, concrete boat ramp with a dock and paved parking. It is located in the northwest quadrant of the lake off Pine Hall Road.

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Campgrounds & RV Parks Nearby

Humphrey’s Ridge Campground - 336 427-3949

Map - Fishing & Camping Areas

Lake Video

Contact Information

Belews Lake
Carolina Marina
548 Shelton Rd
Stokesdale, NC 27357
336 427-0498


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Belews Lake in North Carolina.

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Fishing at Belews Lake, in North Carolina.