Lake fontana help

Discussion in 'NORTH CAROLINA LAKES / RESERVOIRS' started by bluecatnut, Apr 6, 2006.

  1. bluecatnut

    bluecatnut New Member

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    i will be down at fontana and i wanna do some rod fishing can u all help me with this and would skip jack work thank you yall
     
  2. roundhill

    roundhill New Member

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    bluecatnut as i said the lake is very deep and clear thear is a lot of chanell cats and big flats the water is cold lots of big rocks fish the upper ends of the three major rivers becouse after 1/2mi the depth will be 100ft you have to fish the points any kind of fresh cut bate will work better fishing for walleye and smallmouth good luck
     

  3. bluecatnut

    bluecatnut New Member

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    what kind of line and lb test since it is a clear and where could i catch shad at i was told to use like 17 lb cajin red but i don't know
     
  4. roundhill

    roundhill New Member

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    you can catch bate at night just put out a light an use your net line wt 12lb low viseabilty try a jig tiped with a nightcrawler for walleye if you fish for cats the rivers are your best bet.
     
  5. recatfish

    recatfish New Member

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    roundhill is right probaly better off fishing for walleye jig tiped with night crawler has worked good for me. i use a glow jig tipped with a crawler i will be fishing the lower end of the lake between points 2 an 6 the weekend of april 21-24 so maybe i will see you there good luck
     
  6. BhamRoadrunner

    BhamRoadrunner New Member

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    How is the fishing below the dam during TVA releases?
     
  7. roundhill

    roundhill New Member

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    cold very cold however thear is some big trout down the river never cought anything else
     
  8. BhamRoadrunner

    BhamRoadrunner New Member

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    Just wondering, since I'll be staying at Fontana this weekend.

    Should be fun times had for all.
     
  9. BhamRoadrunner

    BhamRoadrunner New Member

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    Had a great time, didn't catch anything but a few bream and two copperheads.

    I shall most definitely be back either later this year or next year about this time.
     
  10. peewee williams

    peewee williams New Member

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    I fell in 50 years ago.I see that the water temperature has not changed.The shock will stay with you.Enjoyed your threads.peewee-williams.
     
  11. nccatfish1

    nccatfish1 New Member

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    i'm a new member and i was curious if anybody could help me out with getting around in this website. i am from raliegh North carolina and i am looking for some good catfishing paces and some tips any help would be great and i'm glad to be part of the brotherhood. thanks wayne
     
  12. roundhill

    roundhill New Member

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    going to fontana thursday for two wks im going to restore the channel cat state record i know its in the lake so keep a good lookout and wish me luck good vibes help a lot going home to the smokys.
     
  13. roundhill

    roundhill New Member

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    the roundhill will try the next two wks to catch new state record channel cat record and send it back to gods country
     
  14. BassMassey

    BassMassey Well-Known Member

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    wear em' out roundhill! don't have too much fun up in them mountains....
     
  15. 350degree peanut oil

    350degree peanut oil New Member

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    I used to fish Fontana a lot-I guess you'd say it's my home lake. I've done more walleye and smallmouth fishing there than catfishing, but I've caught a lot of cats over the years. There aren't any blue cats-lots of channel cats and flatheads, some of the flatheads get pretty big. I've caught a few fish over the years that were probably white catfish. Fontana is deep and cold, excellent walleye fishing, good smallmouth, largemouth, white bass, trout, crappie, bream, yellow perch, and the occasional musky. My favorite catfishing spots on Fontana are around the mouths of the Tuckaseegee and Little Tennessee Rivers, the Alarka flats area, and the Greasy Branch area.
     
  16. carolinamudcat

    carolinamudcat New Member

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    Welcome! I just moved from Raleigh a month ago. I used to mainly catfish Jordan Lake. It's 20-30 min drive but for me it was worth it. Other than that I used to fish Lake Johnston by NC State, just be careful, technically the park is "closed" after sunset and bank fishing is "illegal" . never stopped me though.
     
  17. roundhill

    roundhill New Member

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    report from june 3rd to 13th the record is safe largest channel cought was 7lb did catch flathead at 17lb but had a great time looking over gods country will be back at santee next wk for something a little bigger till next yr the record is safe the roundhill
     
  18. 350degree peanut oil

    350degree peanut oil New Member

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    Any trip to Fontana is a good one. I've never caught many big channels there, (but there's a lot of eatin' sized ones.) Caught a couple of decent flatheads, a lot of good walleye, bass, and trout over the years. What part of the lake were you fishing?
     
  19. roundhill

    roundhill New Member

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    we fished the whole lake but most of the fish wer cought up the little ten and alarka a few up tucasege we cought a lot of channels and had a big fish fry had a great time we do this ever yr
     
  20. 350degree peanut oil

    350degree peanut oil New Member

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    Those are my favorite three places for catfishin' on the lake, too, along with the Greasy Branch area for flatheads. My uncle used to run that Alarka boat dock. Most of the time nowadays I put in up at Almond and fish the Little T/Nantahala area. Some years, I'll rent a boathouse for a week at Alarka and spend some time with the family-nothing like catching fish off the porch of your floating shack. :big_smile: