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AKA: Hiwassee Reservoir, Lake Hiwassee

Fishing for largemouth bass, smallmouth bass, spotted bass, channel catfish, black crappie, walleye, bluegill, white bass, yellow perch and striped bass at Hiwassee Lake in North Carolina.

Home of the state record for both smallmouth bass and striped bass, Hiwassee Reservoir is a 6,200-acre lake in the southwest corner of the state. There is 180 miles of shoreline to explore while searching for the bass, catfish, crappie, walleye, sunfish and striped bass which reside in this 200 feet-deep reservoir. Whether fishing from a fancy bass boat, a canoe, a kayak or any other watercraft, you'll find plenty of area for fishing. The lake is also quite friendly to anglers preferring shoreline fishing. Three marinas serve the boating public with full marina services, including boat rentals. Campgrounds with RV spaces are conveniently located nearby the lake.

Primary fish species residing in Hiwassee Lake

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Largemouth bass Smallmouth bass Spotted bass Channel catfish Black crappie Walleye Bluegill White Bass Yellow Perch Striped bass

Hiwassee Lake Amenities

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

Click here for a North Carolina Fishing License.

Campgrounds & RV Parks Nearby

Crawford's Campground - 828 837-9077

Murphy - Peace Valley KOA Campground - 828 837-6223

Hiwassee Lake NC Map - Fishing & Camping Areas

Contact Information

Hiwassee Lake
Shooks Marina & Boat Rentals
11003 Joe Brown Hwy
Murphy, NC 28906
828 837-2863

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Fishing at Hiwassee Lake, in North Carolina.