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Fishing for largemouth bass, smallmouth bass, spotted bass, channel catfish, black crappie, walleye, bluegill, bream and hybrid striped bass at Chatuge Lake in North Carolina.

Chatuge Lake, NC

With three kinds of bass, Chatuge Lake is a great destination for bass anglers. This is a 7,480-acre lake in the southwest corner of the state with excellent amenities to make an outing here a pleasant experience. Boat rentals are available at marinas for power boats, canoes and kayaks. Fishing from shore is also a viable option here, with some day-use areas providing over a mile of shoreline for fishing. Rocky banks, some with stumps and laydowns offer cover to bass. There are also many boat docks which often create ideal hangouts for bass, crappie and sunfish. There are plenty of ledges and submerged humps around the lake for structure fishing, and those located near deeper creek channels often produce fish fairly consistently. Because the lake is located in both Georgia and North Carolina, fishing regulations for both states come into play. Check fishing regulations for specific rules regarding this reservoir, before wetting a line.

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Primary fish species residing in Chatuge Lake

Click images for fishing tips and details about each species.

Largemouth bass Smallmouth bass Spotted bass Channel catfish Black crappie Walleye Bluegill Hybrid Striped Bass

Chatuge 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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Chatuge Cove Marina
2397 NC-175
Hayesville, NC 28904
828 389-6155

Public Boat Launch Ramps & Landings

Jackrabbit Boating Access
From highway 65 on the east side of the lake, use Jack Rabbit Road to access this two-lane concrete ramp with primitive parking.

Ledford Chapel Road boat ramp
Ample paved parking and two docks make this two-lane boat launch ramp a good choice. It is located in the northern sector of the lake off Ledford Chapel Road.

Click here for a North Carolina Fishing License.

Campgrounds & RV Parks Nearby

Long Ridge Campground - 762 500-2055

Jackrabbit Mountain Campground - 828 837-5152

Ho-Hum Campground - 828 389-6740

Clay County Park Campground - 828 389-3532

Chatuge Lake NC Map - Fishing & Camping Areas

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Contact Information

Chatuge Lake
Boundary Waters Resort & Marina
107 Boundary Waters Dr
Hiawassee, GA 30546
706 896-2530


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Chatuge Lake in North Carolina.

Bass, crappie and sunfish fishing in southwest NC.

Fishing at Chatuge Lake, in North Carolina.