Guide To Fishing At Lake Mattamuskeet
AKA: Mattamuskeet Lake, Mattamuskeet Reservoir
What to fish for...
Fishing for largemouth bass, channel catfish, black crappie, bluegill, pumpkinseed sunfish, redear sunfish, warmouth, white perch, yellow perch and bowfin at Lake Mattamuskeet in North Carolina.
Known as much for crabbing as it is for fishing, Lake Mattamuskeet is a unique fishery. This 40,000-acre reservoir near the eastern edge of the state, at Fairfield, NC is a national wildlife refuge. The lake is quite shallow in many areas. A series of canals off the lake proper are deeper than the majority of the lake. These canals provide spawning areas during spring and can be the most productive areas to fish during this season. The main targets here are black crappie, channel catfish, white perch and largemouth bass. Much of the shoreline is accessible for fishing from the bank. Kayaks and canoes are a popular way to navigate these waters and fish some of the shallower areas.
Primary fish species residing in Lake Mattamuskeet
Click images for fishing tips and details about each species.
Lake Mattamuskeet Amenities
Boat Rental: NO
Boat Launch Ramp: YES
RV Hookups: YES
Convenience Store: YES
Bait & Tackle: NO
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Public Boat Launch Ramps & Landings
Lake Mattamuskeet Boat Ramp
Located at the intersection of Piney Woods Road and Turnpike Road, on the west side of the lake, is a small boat ramp and dock with primitive parking.
Click here for a North Carolina Fishing License.
Campgrounds & RV Parks Nearby
Osprey Nest Campground - 252 926-4491
Mattamuskeet Campground - 252 926-2473
Pungo Camp Ground - 252 935-5023
Lake Mattamuskeet NC Map - Fishing & Camping Areas
Mattamuskeet National Wildlife Refuge
85 Mattamuskeet Road
Swan Quarter, NC 27885
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Lake Mattamuskeet in North Carolina.
General Fishing Info
Black crappie, channel catfish, white perch, and bass fishing in eastern NC.