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Fishing for largemouth bass, channel catfish, flathead catfish, black crappie, white crappie, bluegill, bream and striped bass at Lake Hickory in North Carolina.
Lake Hickory, NC

Becoming known as an excellent striper fishery, Lake Hickory is a great fishing destination. It is a 4,200-acre lake located in the north-central part of the state. There are plenty of additional fishing opportunities here as well. Bass, crappie and sunfish fishing attract anglers from far and wide. The lake annually hosts a substantial number of bass tournaments - generally with good results. Fishing for catfish is a favorite of locals and can yield some big cats at times. Striped bass are still the biggest draw. Read this great article for tips on striper fishing at Lake Hickory. There are several marinas on the lake, plenty of options for boat rentals, local fishing guides available, public boat ramps, and plenty of camping and lodging options near the lake. Come fish for a day or bring the family and make a vacation of fishing at Lake Hickory.

Primary fish species residing in Lake Hickory

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Largemouth bass Channel catfish Flathead catfish Black crappie White crappie Bluegill Striped bass

Lake Hickory Amenities

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

Click here for a North Carolina Fishing License.

Campgrounds & RV Parks Nearby

Lake Hickory RV Resort - 828 256-4303

Indian Springs Campground - 828 397-5700

Lake Hickory NC Map - Fishing & Camping Areas

Contact Information

Lake Hickory
Lakeside Marina
81 Marina Drive
Hickory, NC 28601
828 495-8181

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