Western NC

Discussion in 'NORTH CAROLINA RIVERS TALK' started by canadytoo, Aug 13, 2006.

  1. canadytoo

    canadytoo New Member

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    I live in western NC but fish in SC (mostly the Parr Res. 2 hour drive one way). Does anyone have any suggestions of some place closer to home? I fish with my nephew alot so bites are more important than size (although I would love to hang some of the big ones :lol: ).
     
  2. RiverratSC

    RiverratSC Active Member

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    What area are you in?
     

  3. canadytoo

    canadytoo New Member

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    Polk County (not far from where Highway #9 runs from south carolina into north carolina)
     
  4. Catgirl

    Catgirl New Member

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    Hi Prince! Yes, it would be nice to know what area you live in. I live in western NC too. We usually fish Lake Norman (which is bordered by five counties....I hope I get these right: Cabarrus, Catawba, Lincoln, Mecklenburg, and Rowan). This is a good cat lake. You can go a bit east towards central NC and fish High Rock or Badin. There are some big cats in both of these also. Lake Hickory isn't bad for channels and some bullheads, but there aren't many blues and no flatheads that I know of. I also know some fishermen that really like Lake Lookout (Lookout Shoals). Hope this helps!
     
  5. RiverratSC

    RiverratSC Active Member

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    Broad River has a few decent channels, Pacolet River lakes like Blalock or Bowen. Lake Lure as you may know doesn't have very good cattin plus its costly. Hartwell is a good ride from there maybe not two hours though. You can fish from the pier at Blalock with just a SC license's. But boating on Blalock would cost more than its worth I would think. I think you can fish around the "Park Area" at Bowen just off Hwy 9.
     
  6. Catgirl

    Catgirl New Member

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    Just me again :lol:! I have been looking at my atlas. If I lived where you do, I'd be tempted to cut across to Forest City on 74, then jump on 221 North. Make a visit to Lake James in Burke County. I can't give you any info on catfishing there, never fished it, but it is a BEAUTIFUL lake. Also, the temps are cooler there during the summer :cool2:
     
  7. RiverratSC

    RiverratSC Active Member

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    James might be a good choice. Its the first lake on the Catawba chain.
     
  8. amatuer cat catcher

    amatuer cat catcher New Member

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    lol i live in asheville area if anyone wants to go fishing with me message me im a very mature 14 year old who is starting out catfishing who would love some help so give me a holer brethren
     
  9. canadytoo

    canadytoo New Member

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    Thank you all, for all of the great info. :lol:
     
  10. Catgirl

    Catgirl New Member

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    Corrected info: Lake Norman is only bordered by four counties, Mecklenburg, Iredell, Catawba and Lincoln, with 520 miles of shoreline.
     
  11. mrc

    mrc New Member

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    canadytoo --- I don't live too far from you. Lake Adger and the Green River are slap full of small bullheads that are fun for the kids to catch and mighty tasty eating except it takes a bucket full to make a mess. I've never fished on Lake Adger but I've heard there are some decent channel cats in there too. Take the kids and a couple dozen nightcrawlers up the river and you'll have a fun evening!!!
     
  12. amatuer cat catcher

    amatuer cat catcher New Member

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    anyoen wanna go fishing?
     
  13. Ghoulscout 13

    Ghoulscout 13 New Member

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    OH NO TANYA DROPED THE BALL! :eek:oooh: lol
     
  14. Catgirl

    Catgirl New Member

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    Enjoy it while you can, Devin, it doesn't happen often! :big_smile:
     
  15. RiverratSC

    RiverratSC Active Member

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    Access to Lake Adger is very limited. Quick fact about Lake Adger: The musky made their way out of the lake back in the 80's and made it all the way to Broad River. Thats why South Carolina had a state record for Musky.