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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.



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. Green Sunfish

  2. Green Sunfish

    There is a 25% catch rate for Green Sunfish, based on 2 Green Sunfish counted.

    High Rock Lake Green Sunfish Counts Chart
    Green

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  3. Redbreast Sunfish

  4. Redbreast Sunfish

    There is a 25% catch rate for Redbreast Sunfish, based on 2 Redbreast Sunfish counted.

    High Rock Lake Redbreast Sunfish Counts Chart
    Redbreast

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  5. Brook Trout

  6. Brook Trout

    There is a 12.5% catch rate for Brook Trout, based on 1 Brook Trout counted.

    High Rock Lake Brook Trout Counts Chart
    Brook

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  7. Gizzard Shad

  8. Gizzard Shad

    There is a 12.5% catch rate for Gizzard Shad, based on 1 Gizzard Shad counted.

    High Rock Lake Gizzard Shad Counts Chart
    Gizzard

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  9. Largemouth Bass

  10. Largemouth Bass

    There is a 12.5% catch rate for Largemouth Bass, based on 1 Largemouth Bass counted.

    High Rock Lake Largemouth Bass Counts Chart
    Largemouth

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  11. Pumpkinseed Sunfish

  12. Pumpkinseed Sunfish

    There is a 12.5% catch rate for Pumpkinseed Sunfish, based on 1 Pumpkinseed Sunfish counted.

    High Rock Lake Pumpkinseed Sunfish Counts Chart
    Pumpkinseed

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  13. White Bass

  14. White Bass

    There is a 0% catch rate for White Bass, based on 0 White Bass counted.

    High Rock Lake White Bass Counts Chart
    White

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Recommendations above based on 7 species of fish and 8 fish counted for February around High Rock Lake.

To date, there are 42 species of fish and a total of 4151 fish counted for High Rock Lake and within a 30 mile (48 km) radius since 4/5/1940 (84 years).

Last Update: 2/15/2024 12:21:02 PM

*** 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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Top High Rock Lake Fishing Spots

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The Top 10 Fishing Spots for High Rock Lake are the following:

  1. Deep River Point Island
    Baitfish and bass at the ditch.


  2. One Bush
    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
    36.0110525, -80.0117115


  4. Ridge at Mouth of Abbotts Creek
    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
    Randleman Marina Ramp


  6. Panther Creek Catfish Hole
    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
    Good bass fishing on the rocks and grass beds around bridge


  8. White Bass Hole
    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


  9. Submerged Timber
    Submerged Timber


  10. Tom Ball Bridge
    Good bass fishing on the rocks and grass beds around bridge


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  1. Oak Hollow Marina


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