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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.

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.

Primary fish species residing in Belews Lake

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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

Click here for a North Carolina Fishing License.

Campgrounds & RV Parks Nearby

Humphrey’s Ridge Campground - 336 427-3949

Belews Lake NC Map - Fishing & Camping Areas

Contact Information

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

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