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AKA: John H. Kerr Reservoir

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.

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.

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

Click here for a North Carolina Fishing License.

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

Contact Information

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

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