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North Carolina Fishing Areas

Angling Destinations Weather Fish Species
April 20 2024


North Carolina Fishing Areas


North Carolina offers a diverse range of freshwater and saltwater fishing opportunities, making it a popular destination for anglers. Some of the state's most popular angling destinations include Lake Norman, Lake Gaston, the Roanoke River, and the Outer Banks. A variety of fish species can be found in the state, including largemouth and smallmouth bass, crappie, catfish, trout, and red drum.

The best time of year to fish in North Carolina varies depending on the species of fish and location. Generally, spring and fall are the best seasons for fishing, with average temperatures ranging from the low 60s to the low 80s. In the summer, temperatures can reach the high 80s and low 90s, making early morning and late evening fishing the most comfortable.

Recommended baits and lures depend on the species of fish being targeted. For bass, plastic worms and crankbaits are popular choices, while live bait such as minnows or worms are recommended for catfish. For saltwater fishing, shrimp, crabs, and squid are commonly used.

Interesting fishing facts about North Carolina include the state's recognition as the "Sailfish Capital of the World," with the Outer Banks being a prime location for sailfish fishing. Additionally, the state record for the largest catfish caught is held by a fisherman who caught a 117-pound blue catfish in Lake Gaston.

Location State Fish Habitat
Abbotts Creek
North Carolina Largemouth Bass, Striped Bass, White Bass, Flathead Catfish, Black Crappie, White Perch, Green Sunfish, Redbreast Sunfish, Redear Sunfish
Aberdeen Town Lake
North Carolina Largemouth Bass, Blue Catfish, Channel Catfish, Flathead Catfish, White Catfish, Green Sunfish, Redbreast Sunfish, Redear Sunfish, Pumpkinseed Sunfish
After Bay Reservoir
North Carolina Largemouth Bass, Blue Catfish, Channel Catfish, Flathead Catfish, White Catfish, Black Crappie, Green Sunfish, Redbreast Sunfish, Redear Sunfish, Pumpkinseed Sunfish
Anderson Branch
North Carolina Smallmouth Bass, Muskellunge
Arrowhead Lake
North Carolina
Asheville Recreation Park Lake
North Carolina Brook Trout, Brown Trout, Bull Trout, Cutthroat Trout, Golden Trout, Lake Trout, Rainbow Trout, Tiger Trout
Augerhole Branch
North Carolina Largemouth Bass, Smallmouth Bass, White Bass, Blue Catfish, Channel Catfish, Flathead Catfish, White Catfish, Black Crappie, Green Sunfish, Redbreast Sunfish, Redear Sunfish, Walleye
Back Creek
North Carolina Largemouth Bass, Bluegill, Blue Catfish, Channel Catfish, Flathead Catfish, White Catfish, Green Sunfish, Redbreast Sunfish, Redear Sunfish, Pumpkinseed Sunfish
Badin Lake Lakemont Rd
North Carolina Largemouth Bass, Striped Bass, White Bass, Bluegill, Black Crappie, Green Sunfish, Redbreast Sunfish, Redear Sunfish, Pumpkinseed Sunfish
Bailey Branch
North Carolina Smallmouth Bass, Muskellunge
Baker Branch
North Carolina Smallmouth Bass, Redbreast Sunfish
Baldwins Pond
North Carolina Largemouth Bass, Bluegill, Channel Catfish, Green Sunfish, Redbreast Sunfish, Redear Sunfish, Pumpkinseed Sunfish
Basin Creek
North Carolina
Bass Lake
North Carolina Largemouth Bass, Bluegill, Channel Catfish, Black Crappie, Green Sunfish, Redbreast Sunfish, Redear Sunfish, Pumpkinseed Sunfish
Bean Shoals
North Carolina Largemouth Bass, Smallmouth Bass, Spotted Bass, Blue Catfish, Channel Catfish, Flathead Catfish, White Catfish, Redbreast Sunfish
Bear Creek Lake
North Carolina Largemouth Bass, Rock Bass, Brook Trout, Brown Trout, Rainbow Trout, Walleye
Bear Swamp
North Carolina Largemouth Bass, Bluegill, Blue Catfish, Channel Catfish, Flathead Catfish, White Catfish, Green Sunfish, Redbreast Sunfish, Redear Sunfish, Pumpkinseed Sunfish
Beaver Creek
North Carolina Largemouth Bass, Black Crappie, Redbreast Sunfish, Redear Sunfish, Pumpkinseed Sunfish
Beaverdam Creek
North Carolina Striped Bass, White Bass
Beaverdam Run
North Carolina Largemouth Bass, Blue Catfish, Channel Catfish, Flathead Catfish, White Catfish, Black Crappie, Green Sunfish, Redbreast Sunfish, Redear Sunfish, Pumpkinseed Sunfish
Belews Lake
North Carolina Largemouth Bass, Channel Catfish, Flathead Catfish, White Catfish, Black Crappie, Green Sunfish, Redbreast Sunfish, Redear Sunfish, Pumpkinseed Sunfish
Bell Branch
North Carolina Rainbow Trout
Benfield Creek
North Carolina Largemouth Bass, Striped Bass, Blue Catfish, Channel Catfish, Flathead Catfish, White Catfish, Black Crappie, Green Sunfish, Redbreast Sunfish, Redear Sunfish, Pumpkinseed Sunfish
Bennett Mill Pond
North Carolina
Bennetts Creek
North Carolina Largemouth Bass, Blue Catfish, Channel Catfish, Flathead Catfish, White Catfish, Black Crappie, White Perch, Green Sunfish, Redbreast Sunfish, Redear Sunfish
Big Alamance Creek
North Carolina Largemouth Bass, Bluegill, Blue Catfish, Channel Catfish, Flathead Catfish, White Catfish, Green Sunfish, Redbreast Sunfish, Redear Sunfish, Pumpkinseed Sunfish
Big Branch
North Carolina Bluegill, Channel Catfish, Flathead Catfish, White Catfish, Black Crappie, Green Sunfish, Redbreast Sunfish, Redear Sunfish
Big Creek
North Carolina Largemouth Bass, Bluegill, Channel Catfish, Flathead Catfish, White Catfish, Redbreast Sunfish, Redear Sunfish, Pumpkinseed Sunfish
Big Horse Creek
North Carolina
Big Pine Creek
North Carolina Smallmouth Bass, Muskellunge
Birchfield Branch
North Carolina Largemouth Bass, Smallmouth Bass, White Bass, Blue Catfish, Channel Catfish, Flathead Catfish, White Catfish, Black Crappie, Green Sunfish, Redbreast Sunfish, Redear Sunfish, Walleye
Blackies Branch
North Carolina Smallmouth Bass, Redbreast Sunfish
Blewett Falls Lake Grassy Island
North Carolina Largemouth Bass, Striped Bass, White Bass, Bluegill, Blue Catfish, Channel Catfish, Flathead Catfish, White Catfish, Black Crappie, White Perch, Green Sunfish, Redbreast Sunfish, Redear Sunfish, Pumpkinseed Sunfish
Blood Creek
North Carolina Largemouth Bass, Spotted Bass, Striped Bass, Bluegill, Blue Catfish, Channel Catfish, Flathead Catfish, White Catfish, Black Crappie, Green Sunfish, Redbreast Sunfish, Redear Sunfish, Pumpkinseed Sunfish
Blounts Creek
North Carolina Largemouth Bass, Striped Bass, Bluegill, Flounder, Spotted Seatrout, Green Sunfish, Redbreast Sunfish, Redear Sunfish, Pumpkinseed Sunfish
Boulding Branch
North Carolina Largemouth Bass, Bluegill, Black Crappie, Green Sunfish, Redbreast Sunfish, Redear Sunfish, Pumpkinseed Sunfish
Boyds Creek
North Carolina Largemouth Bass, Blue Catfish, Channel Catfish, Flathead Catfish, White Catfish, Green Sunfish, Redbreast Sunfish, Redear Sunfish
Broadacres Lake
North Carolina Largemouth Bass, Bluegill, Blue Catfish, Channel Catfish, Flathead Catfish, White Catfish, Black Crappie, Green Sunfish, Redbreast Sunfish, Redear Sunfish, Pumpkinseed Sunfish
Broadacres Lakes
North Carolina Largemouth Bass, Bluegill, Blue Catfish, Channel Catfish, Flathead Catfish, White Catfish, Black Crappie, Green Sunfish, Redbreast Sunfish, Redear Sunfish, Pumpkinseed Sunfish
Buck Branch
North Carolina Largemouth Bass, Bluegill, Black Crappie, Green Sunfish, Redbreast Sunfish, Redear Sunfish, Pumpkinseed Sunfish
Buck Island Creek
North Carolina Smallmouth Bass, Redbreast Sunfish
Buckhead Creek
North Carolina Largemouth Bass, Blue Catfish, Channel Catfish, Flathead Catfish, White Catfish, Chain Pickerel, Green Sunfish, Redbreast Sunfish, Redear Sunfish, Pumpkinseed Sunfish
Buckhorn Creek
North Carolina Largemouth Bass, Striped Bass, Bluegill, Blue Catfish, Channel Catfish, Flathead Catfish, White Catfish, Black Crappie, White Perch, Yellow Perch, Green Sunfish, Redbreast Sunfish, Redear Sunfish, Pumpkinseed Sunfish
Buckhorn Reservoir
North Carolina
Buckwater Creek
North Carolina Largemouth Bass, Bluegill, Blue Catfish, Channel Catfish, Flathead Catfish, White Catfish, Green Sunfish, Redbreast Sunfish, Redear Sunfish, Pumpkinseed Sunfish
Buddle Branch
North Carolina Largemouth Bass, Striped Bass, White Bass, Flathead Catfish, Black Crappie, White Perch, Green Sunfish, Redbreast Sunfish, Redear Sunfish
Citico Creek
North Carolina
Falls Of The Neuse Reservoir
North Carolina
Fish Traps
North Carolina
Gazebo On The Pond
North Carolina
Hickory Nut Cove Trout Farm
North Carolina
Jordan Lake
North Carolina Largemouth Bass, Striped Bass, Blue Catfish, Channel Catfish, Flathead Catfish, White Catfish, Black Crappie, Green Sunfish, Redbreast Sunfish, Redear Sunfish
Lake Raleigh Public Fishing Area
North Carolina
Massey Branch Fishing Pier
North Carolina
Mountain Island Park Fishing Access
North Carolina
Pier
North Carolina
Santeetlah Lake
North Carolina
Sloan’S Bridge Boating Access Area
North Carolina

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