Where can I catch big bluegill in NC?

Asheville Area Lakes and Rivers Other productive sunfish lakes in the area include Burnett Reservoir, Lake Lure, Lake Adger, Lake Summit, Fontana Lake and Lake Tomahawk. As is typical of western North Carolina lakes, these waters are home to ample bluegill populations along with a few perch.

Can you fish with live bream in NC?

The 2015-2016 SCDNR regulations state “no game fish may be used as bait to catch fish recreationally except for bream (other than redbreast).” One stipulation goes along with that rule that anglers should know. When using a bream as bait, that bream must be included in your daily creel limit.

Where can I fish in the winter in North Carolina?

The upper creeks of the White Oak, New, Neuse, Bay, Pamlico and Pungo rivers should offer good speckled trout fishing. Creek fishing for speckled trout is a specialized skill, and anglers may want to consider using a local guide to improve fishing opportunities. Piers/Surf: Most piers close for the winter season.

Can you use live bluegill as bait in NC?

The following fish are allowed as bait: Whole pickerel or panfish, such as bluegill, redear sunfish, redbreast sunfish, spotted sunfish, flier, warmouth or parts thereof may be used as bait for sportfishing by the angler who caught them.

Is bream fish good to eat?

With dense, juicy white flesh, sea bream are usually sold whole or in fillets. With a satisfying meaty texture, a clean taste and a delicate flavour they’re a good choice whether you’re cooking fillets or opt to try a whole fish.

What fish are biting in January in North Carolina?

Southeastern North Carolina is blessed with some awesome winter fishing for Redfish, Speckled Trout, Black Drum, and Striped Bass. Some of the best fishing of the year for these species can occur. Redfish and Black Drum fishing can be incredible in December and January and good thru February.

Where are the biggest bass in North Carolina?


Species & Weight Location Bait
Largemouth Bass 15 lbs, 14 oz Farm Pond Union County Crankbait
Bodie Bass (Hybrid Striped Bass) 17 lbs, 7 oz Lake Chatuge Rebel Jointed Plug
Roanoke Bass 2 lbs, 11 oz Nash Cty fishing creek Spinner bait
Rock Bass 1 lb, 14 oz Deep River Carbonton Crappie jig

Where can I catch big bass in North Carolina?

So, here’s the list of our favorite sections of North Carolina largemouth bass fishing lakes and the lakes that make them great:

  • Great Smokey Mountain Lakes. Lake Fontana.
  • Catawba River Lakes.
  • Uwharrie Mountains Region.
  • The Raleigh/Durham Area Lakes.
  • East Side Natural Lakes Region.
  • Northern North Carolina Roanoak River.

What state has the biggest bluegill?

Ketona Lake, Alabama Hudson’s 4lb. 12oz. bluegill (Lepomis macrochirus) holds the AL State Record and the IGFA World Record. This lake, created by a flooded quarry in Birmingham, Alabama, holds the claim to fame for big bluegill fishing.