Guide To Fishing At Roanoke Rapids Lake
AKA: Roanoke Rapids Reservoir
What to fish for...
Fishing for largemouth bass, channel catfish, blue catfish, black crappie, white crappie, white perch and striped bass at Roanoke Rapids Lake in North Carolina.
A quiet and relaxing getaway, this is a great lake for kayaking, sailing, canoeing...and of course fishing. Roanoke Rapids Lake, at 4,600 surface acres has room for all types of water-related activities. The lake is situated downstream of Gaston Lake, in the northeast part of the state, at Roanoke Rapids, NC. Known for exceptional striped bass fishing in the fall, and generally good fishing all season long for a variety of species, it is a good choice for those who like to avoid crowds. There are day-use areas at the lake and campgrounds with RV spaces nearby. Come fish Roanoke Rapids Lake for big stripers and catfish, as well as load up the ice chest on crappie and perch. Multiple marinas offer services and supplies for boating, as well as boat rentals.
Primary fish species residing in Roanoke Rapids Lake
Click images for fishing tips and details about each species.
Roanoke Rapids Lake Amenities
Boat Rental: YES
Boat Launch Ramp: YES
RV Hookups: NEARBY
Convenience Store: NEARBY
Bait & Tackle: NEARBY
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Public Boat Launch Ramps & Landings
5th Street Boat Landing
Located at the north end of West 5th Street, in the southeast corner of the lake, this two-lane, concrete boat ramp has docks and plentiful, paved parking.
Thelma Boating Access
Located in the southwest corner of the lake, on Van Warren Road, this one-lane, concrete ramp has a dock and gravel parking.
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Campgrounds & RV Parks Nearby
R V Resort At Carolina Crossroads - 252 538-9776
Lake Gaston RV & Camping Resort - 252 586-4121
Sherwood Forest Campground - 252 537-2526
Roanoke Rapids Lake NC Map - Fishing & Camping Areas
Roanoke Rapids Lake
Day Use Park at Roanoke Rapids Lake
100 Oakwood Avenue
Roanoke Rapids, NC 27870
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Roanoke Rapids Lake in North Carolina.
General Fishing Info
Exceptional striped bass fishing in northeast NC.