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High Rock Lake Fishing

High Rock Lake Fishing

High Rock Lake was built on Yadkin River in Davidson County, N.C., and Rowan County, N.C. Tallassee Power Company constructed High Rock Lake in 1926 as one of four hydroelectric projects for supporting Badin Works, which was a smelting company in Badin, N.C. It was the largest lake in North Carolina at the time it was created. The lake has a surface area of 15,180 acres, a depth of 59 feet at the dam and a shoreline that is 360 miles long. High Rock Mountain, the tallest peak in Uwharrie Mountains, is visible in the distance at the dam, providing a scenic view while fishing on High Rock Lake.

ome of the top species you can target while High Rock Lake fishing are Hybrid Bass, Largemouth Bass, Striped Bass and White Bass. Other abundant species in the lake include Blue Catfish, Bluegill, Channel Catfish, Crappie, Flathead Catfish, Gizzard Shad, Green Sunfish, Pumpkinseed Sunfish, Redbreast Sunfish and Shellcracker. A five-year-old broke the world record for a Flathead Catfish caught on a 50-pound line while High Rock Lake fishing. The fish that he reeled in was 28 pounds.



Top High Rock Lake Fishing Spots

  1. Deep River Point Island
    1/16/2015 7:16:18 PM - Baitfish and bass at the ditch.


  2. One Bush
    7/17/2012 9:50:17 PM - A lone willow bush  marks one the best bass fishing spots on High Rock Lake. 35 36.731 N, 80 15.331 W


  3. Crappie, Large Mouth Bass and Hybrid Striper
    4/27/2017 6:32:09 PM - 36.0110525, -80.0117115


  4. Ridge at Mouth of Abbotts Creek
    7/17/2012 9:40:44 PM - This long ridge holds baitfish thoughout the spring, and summer, and attracks stripers and crappie when they're spawning. 35 38.115 N, 80 15.626 W


  5. Randleman Marina Ramp
    2/23/2017 2:02:04 PM - Randleman Marina Ramp


  6. Panther Creek Catfish Hole
    7/17/2012 9:52:19 PM - Panther Creek's channel swings past this hump near the mouth of the creek. It holds bait and catfish most of the year. 35 36.610 N, 80 14.802 W


  7. 62 Bridge
    2/23/2017 3:04:58 PM - Good bass fishing on the rocks and grass beds around bridge


  8. Submerged Timber
    2/23/2017 3:06:03 PM - Submerged Timber


  9. White Bass Hole
    7/17/2012 10:01:31 PM - This big wide hump in Abbotts Creek holds schools of white bass and lots of largemouth bass. It's covered in rock veins that attract shad. 35 39.660 N, 80 14.894 W


  10. Hump at Mouth of Crane Creek
    7/17/2012 9:58:03 PM - A hump near the mouth of Crane Creek attracts channel cats and stripers that move in from the nearby river channel. 35 39.117 N, 80 18.611 W



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High Rock Lake Fishing Forecast

Target Species of Fish

Based on historical data for fishing High Rock Lake, you should target one of the following species for this time of year:
  1. Bluegill

  2. Bluegill

    There is a 23.96% catch rate for Bluegill, based on 23 Bluegill counted.

    High Rock Lake Bluegill Counts Chart
    Bluegill

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  3. Green Sunfish

  4. Green Sunfish

    There is a 15.62% catch rate for Green Sunfish, based on 15 Green Sunfish counted.

    High Rock Lake Green Sunfish Counts Chart
    Green

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  5. Redbreast Sunfish

  6. Redbreast Sunfish

    There is a 10.42% catch rate for Redbreast Sunfish, based on 10 Redbreast Sunfish counted.

    High Rock Lake Redbreast Sunfish Counts Chart
    Redbreast

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  7. Warmouth

  8. Warmouth

    There is a 7.29% catch rate for Warmouth, based on 7 Warmouth counted.

    High Rock Lake Warmouth Counts Chart
    Warmouth

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  9. Striped Bass

  10. Striped Bass

    There is a 5.21% catch rate for Striped Bass, based on 5 Striped Bass counted.

    High Rock Lake Striped Bass Counts Chart
    Striped

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  11. White Crappie

  12. White Crappie

    There is a 5.21% catch rate for White Crappie, based on 5 White Crappie counted.

    High Rock Lake White Crappie Counts Chart
    White

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  13. Flathead Catfish

  14. Flathead Catfish

    There is a 4.17% catch rate for Flathead Catfish, based on 4 Flathead Catfish counted.

    High Rock Lake Flathead Catfish Counts Chart
    Flathead

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  15. Largemouth Bass

  16. Largemouth Bass

    There is a 3.12% catch rate for Largemouth Bass, based on 3 Largemouth Bass counted.

    High Rock Lake Largemouth Bass Counts Chart
    Largemouth

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  17. Blue Catfish

  18. Blue Catfish

    There is a 2.08% catch rate for Blue Catfish, based on 2 Blue Catfish counted.

    High Rock Lake Blue Catfish Counts Chart
    Blue

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  19. Brown Trout

  20. Brown Trout

    There is a 2.08% catch rate for Brown Trout, based on 2 Brown Trout counted.

    High Rock Lake Brown Trout Counts Chart
    Brown

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Recommendations above based on 22 species of fish and 96 fish counted for December around High Rock Lake.

To date, there are 39 species of fish and a total of 2827 fish counted for High Rock Lake and within a 30 mile (48 km) radius since 4/5/1940 (82 years).

Last Update: 12/8/2022 7:45:50 AM

*** PLEASE NOTE ***
Please check local, state/province, and federal laws before fishing for any species found on this site. All data is based on historical data found for this area, and in some cases as far back as the year 1600.

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  1. Oak Hollow Marina


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