North Carolina Fishing Reports, Fishing Times, Licenses, and Campgrounds

Fish Species in North Carolina

Largemouth Bass,  Bream/Bluegill,  Smallmouth Bass,  Catfish,  Crappie,  Rainbow Trout,  Perch,  Carp,  Bullhead,   and 76 more

North Carolina Fishing by Water Type

Lakes: 228   Rivers/Streams: 9,352   Reservoirs: 1,777   Others: 2,401   All: 13,758

North Carolina Fishing Reports

  "good smallmouth and trout fishing in the summer. never had any luck in..." Hominy Creek

  "Plenty of bowfin, catfish, bluegill, shad, largemouth bass if you fish..." Buffalo Creek

  "If you can float a canoe or kayak down stream below the dam a little ways..." Wiggins Mill Reservoir

  "First time here and on my first throw out pulled in a nice smallmouth bass...." Earp Pond Dam

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North Carolina Fishing Spots

Bachelor Branch 6.7 miles
Beaver Creek 4.3 miles
Big Branch 7 miles
Brooks Creek 7.4 miles
Bush Creek 2.2 miles
Castlebury Lake 4.5 miles
Clark Branch 5.9 miles
Clearwater Lake 7.3 miles
Crooked Creek 6.4 miles
Cub Creek 4.9 miles
Folkner Branch 2.3 miles
Haven Creek 6.2 miles
Highland Pond 6.1 miles
Indian Creek 4.4 miles
Jones Branch 5 miles
King Pond 4.2 miles
King Pond Dam 4.2 miles
Lick Branch 3.8 miles
Long Branch 5.6 miles
Mill Branch 1.9 miles
Morgan Creek 3.7 miles
Nancy Branch 7 miles
New Hope Creek 3.7 miles
Northeast Creek 5.3 miles
Overcup Creek 3.9 miles
Panther Creek 6.9 miles
Parkers Creek 3.6 miles
Pokeberry Creek 6.3 miles
Quick Mart 4.3 miles
Reedy Branch 5.3 miles
Roberson Creek 5.4 miles
Seaforth Lake 1.8 miles
Stinking Creek 6.3 miles
Ward Branch 5.2 miles
Weaver Creek 4.3 miles
White Oak Creek 1.1 miles
Williams Pond 5.8 miles
Windfall Branch 2.5 miles
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North Carolina Fishing Licenses

For Fishing License purchase, fishing rules, and fishing regulations please visit North Carolina Fish & Wildlife. Please remember to check with the local Fish and Wildlife department to ensure the Fishing Spot is open to the public, and respect all signs indicating private property or restricting access.

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Fishing in the state of North Carolina, there are plenty of bodies of water to choose from. In fact, there are 13,758 bodies of water where fishing could be possible, such as Lake Tillery, Mill Creek and Noname. Fish for Redbreast Sunfish, Flathead Catfish or Bullhead or one of the other 30 fish found in this state; and if you need gear get your fly fishing gear, baitcasting setup, trolling equipment, or spincasting gear out and find your new honey hole.