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Lake Hickory Fishing



Lake Hickory Fishing Forecast

Target Species of Fish

Based on historical data for fishing Lake Hickory, you should target one of the following species for this time of year:
  1. Redbreast Sunfish

  2. Redbreast Sunfish

    There is a 46.49% catch rate for Redbreast Sunfish, based on 53 Redbreast Sunfish counted.

    Lake Hickory Redbreast Sunfish Counts Chart
    Redbreast

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  3. Bluegill

  4. Bluegill

    There is a 6.14% catch rate for Bluegill, based on 7 Bluegill counted.

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    Bluegill

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  5. Smallmouth Bass

  6. Smallmouth Bass

    There is a 6.14% catch rate for Smallmouth Bass, based on 7 Smallmouth Bass counted.

    Lake Hickory Smallmouth Bass Counts Chart
    Smallmouth

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  7. Black Crappie

  8. Black Crappie

    There is a 5.26% catch rate for Black Crappie, based on 6 Black Crappie counted.

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    Black

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  9. Largemouth Bass

  10. Largemouth Bass

    There is a 5.26% catch rate for Largemouth Bass, based on 6 Largemouth Bass counted.

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  11. Green Sunfish

  12. Green Sunfish

    There is a 4.39% catch rate for Green Sunfish, based on 5 Green Sunfish counted.

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  13. Brown Trout

  14. Brown Trout

    There is a 3.51% catch rate for Brown Trout, based on 4 Brown Trout counted.

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  15. Redear Sunfish

  16. Redear Sunfish

    There is a 3.51% catch rate for Redear Sunfish, based on 4 Redear Sunfish counted.

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    Redear

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  17. Brook Trout

  18. Brook Trout

    There is a 2.63% catch rate for Brook Trout, based on 3 Brook Trout counted.

    Lake Hickory Brook Trout Counts Chart
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  19. Common Carp

  20. Common Carp

    There is a 1.75% catch rate for Common Carp, based on 2 Common Carp counted.

    Lake Hickory Common Carp Counts Chart
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Recommendations above based on 22 species of fish and 114 fish counted for April around Lake Hickory.

To date, there are 33 species of fish and a total of 2375 fish counted for Lake Hickory and within a 30 mile (48 km) radius since 4/5/1940 (84 years).

Last Update: 4/16/2024 12:23:33 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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The Top 10 Fishing Spots for Lake Hickory are the following:

  1. Governors Island Bridge
    There is a lot of rip rap on both sides of the bridge to work. Good bass fishing.


  2. Spotted Bass


  3. Rock Pile


  4. Canal Boat Ramp


  5. Ramsey Creek


  6. Artificial Reef


  7. Power Ledge


  8. Road Bed
    Old road bed


  9. NRM026


  10. Hidden Cove Boat Ramp


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Top Lake Hickory Bait & Tackle Stores

  1. Casters Fly Shop


  2. Lyndons Riverview Sports


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Top Lake Hickory Fishing Charters & Guides

  1. Harper Creek Fly Fishing Company
    Harper Creek Fly Fishing Company is North Carolina's premier, backcountry, fly fishing guide service. With over fifteen years of experience guiding and instructing professionally, our pro is a dedicated, friendly, and patient individual who truly enj

  2. Fishing With Gus!
    Explore the beautiful waters of Lake Norman on a fishing adventure for your whole family at Fishing With Gus! Located in Sherrills Ford, North Carolina, we offer fishing lessons for all skill levels. We can help your child learn how to reel in their

  3. Fish On! Guide Service
    Capt Craig Price is a USCG licensed, master rated captain. 40+ yrs fishing freshwater and saltwater. Fully insured, CPR certified, with professional grade equipment. Book your fishing adventure with Capt Craig today!

  4. Pro Am Guide Service


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Top Lake Hickory Marinas

  1. Safe Harbor Westport
    Westport Marina is the #1 marina on Lake Norman, with full-service dry storage for 600+ boats up to 32 feet, we are one of the largest fresh water marinas in North Carolina.

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