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North Carolina Fishing Report

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Fishing report - What they are hitting

If you’re planning a fishing trip to North Carolina, you have some excellent choices for lakes and streams throughout the state including Apalachia Lake, B Everett Jordan Lake, Badin Lake, Belews Lake, Blewett Falls Lake, Chatuge Lake, Falls Lake, Fontana Lake, High Rock Lake, Hiwassee Lake, Hyco Reservoir, Kerr Lake, Kings Mountain Reservoir, Lake Gaston, Lake Glenville, Lake Hickory, Lake James, Lake Mattamuskeet, Lake Norman, Lake Rhodhiss, Lake Tillery, Lake Waccamaw, Lake Wylie, Mayo Reservoir, Mountain Island Lake, Phelps Lake, Roanoke Rapids Lake, Santeetlah Lake, Shearon Harris Reservoir, W Kerr Scott Reservoir and others. Many of the lakes in North Carolina have camping facilities as well as other accommodations nearby.

North Carolina is notorious for excellent Bass, Crappie and Stripers fishing. Additionally, in waters around the state you’ll find populations of Trout, Walleye, Catfish, Musky, Tiger Musky, Northern Pike, Chain Pickerel, Sauger, Longnose Gar, Bowfin and sunfish including Flier Sunfish, Green Sunfish, Pumpkinseed Sunfish, Redbreast Sunfish, Redear Sunfish, Warmouth, White Bass, White Perch, Yellow Perch which are plentiful in some waters.

Reports

North Carolina Saltwater Fishing Reports

NCDENR Fisheries - Recreational Fishing Reports

North Carolina Bass Fishing Reports

The above reports are offered by third-party websites.

Reading Fishing Reports

When reading fishing reports the most useful information is likely to be the sum total of all reports over the last couple weeks, rather than the specifics of the most current fishing report. So finding that the fish have been caught shallow over the last few weeks is more important to know than the exact lure mentioned in the latest report.

North Carolina fishing reports for lakes, rivers and streams.

Often archived North Carolina fishing reports, from prior years, can help you identify seasonal patterns for a specific lake. Review the prior reports to find consistent information for summer months of June, July and August...the fall months of September and October...the winter months of November, December, January and February. Pay special attention to the spring (March, April and May) fishing reports from prior years as they should provide information to help you predict the approximate time for the spawn.

If you are considering a visit to North Carolina for a fishing trip and are unfamiliar with the area, some of the major cities in North Carolina include Boone, Winston Salem, Greensboro, Raleigh, Asheville, Charlotte, Fayetteville, Jacksonville, Durham, Wilmington and others scattered across NC, some with fishing opportunities nearby. To enhance your fishing experience, you may want to hire a local guide. Click here for a list of North Carolina fishing guides.

Fishing reports, by state.

 

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Fishing report for local waters in North Carolina.