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Guide To Fishing At Kerr Lake

AKA: John H. Kerr Reservoir

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Fishing for largemouth bass, smallmouth bass, channel catfish, flathead catfish, blue catfish, black crappie, white bass, white perch and striped bass at Kerr Lake in North Carolina.

Kerr Lake, NC

If you enjoy catching a variety of species, Kerr Lake is a reservoir made to fulfill your dreams. While fishing for bass here, you may also catch white bass, perch, stripers, or crappie - all on the same lures. This 50,000-acre reservoir, located on the northern border of the state, has healthy populations of fish species including sunfish and plenty of bait fish. Pick your favorite stretch of the 850 miles of shoreline and wet a line. Fishing from boats, kayaks, canoes or from shore all produce ate this healthy fishery. During spring and fall the fish tend to favor shoreline areas, while moving deeper and schooling up during summer and winter. Locating schools of fish here may take some exploring, but once you do the action is likely to be hot and heavy. With marinas and campgrounds scattered around the lake you can easily locate most any services you require to enhance your stay at John H. Kerr Reservoir.

Fishing Boats For Rent In North Carolina

Primary fish species residing in Kerr Lake

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Largemouth bass Smallmouth bass Channel catfish Flathead catfish Blue catfish Black crappie White Bass White Perch Striped bass

Kerr Lake Amenities

Marina: YES
Boat Rental: YES
Boat Launch Ramp: YES
Campgrounds: YES
RV Hookups: YES
Lodging: YES
Convenience Store: NEARBY
Bait & Tackle: NEARBY
Restaurant: NO

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Fishing Boat Rentals

Steele Creek Marina
Rentals: Kayaks and pontoon boats


Satterwhite Point Marina
6470 Satterwhite Point Road
Henderson, NC 27537
252 430-1300

Steele Creek Marina
Henderson, NC 27537
252 492-1426

Public Boat Launch Ramps & Landings

County Line Boat Ramp
This two-lane concrete boat launch ramp is located in County Line Park. It includes docks and paved parking.

Flemingtown Boat Ramp
Located at the end of Flemingtown Road, on the eastern side of the lake, this three-lane ramp has three docks and ample unpaved parking.

Henderson Point Boat Ramp
Located in the northeast corner of the NC portion of the lake, this two-lane concrete launch ramp features a dock and plenty of paved parking. Access is via Rev Henderson Road.

Hibernia Boat Ramp
Located in the Kerr Lake State Park, on the west side of the lake, this two-lane, concrete launch ramp has a dock and ample, paved parking.

Kerr Reservoir Boat Ramp
Located at the west end of the Nutbrush Road Bridge, there are two boat launch ramps. One is a four-lane, concrete ramp with two docks and oodles of parking. The other is a single-lane ramp with one dock and paved parking for ten vehicles with trailers.

Kimball Point Boat Ramp
Located on Kimball Point, on the east side of the lake, just south of the state line, this is a simple, one-lane, concrete ramp with primitive parking.

Satterwhite Boat Ramp
Located on Satterwhite Point, this is a two-lane launch ramp with a dock. The paved parking is not at the ramp, but nearby.

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Campgrounds & RV Parks Nearby

Kerr Lake State Recreation Area Campground - 252 492-4826

Rudds Creek Campground - 434 738-6827

North Bend Park & Campground - 434 738-0059

Kerr Lake NC Map - Fishing & Camping Areas

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Contact Information

Kerr Lake
Steele Creek Marina & Campground
1603 Townsville Landing Road
Henderson, NC 27536
252 492-1426


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