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Shearon Harris Reservoir Fishing

Shearon Harris Reservoir Fishing

North Carolina has some beautiful fishing destinations, but one of the most prolific spots is Shearon Harris Reservoir. This is a 4,100 acre lake, which is located in southwestern Wake and southeastern Chatham County. Although there was always a great deal of natural water flow in the area, the lake was created in approximately 1980 by redirected water from Buckhorn Creek to supply CP&L nuclear plant. The area has been made public as a park since 1999, and since that time, people have flocked here to picnic, hike and fish. If you are interested in Shearon Harris fishing, then this is what you need to know.

There are two public boat ramps; one is near the southern end of the lake off of North Carolina Highway 42, and the other near the northern end by Avent Ferry Road. The biggest draw to Shearon Harris is Bass. The area has a thriving population of local Bass, and some of them can grow to be quite large. This means that keen anglers have the chance to catch trophy-worthy fish in this lake. In fact, the quality of the Bass fishing is nationally recognized. Bassmaster magazine ranked Shearon Harris fishing on its list of the best Bass lakes in 2019. It is also a popular spot for competitors on the Major League Fishing's Bass Pro Tour.

Bass can be caught at all times of the year, but the seasonal population will vary. If you opt for a springtime trip, you will find a lot of young females in shallow water. The shallows are great into the early summer. Once the water gets a little warmer, many of the fish head for deeper waters. This will require a bit more time in a boat, but the possibilities for a good haul remain prevalent all year.

While Shearon Harris fishing is clearly dominated by Bass, that is not the only fish you can catch here. Dedicated anglers can also enjoy an abundant population of Catfish, Crappie, Bluegill, White Perch, and Yellow Perch.



Shearon Harris Reservoir Fishing Forecast

Target Species of Fish

Based on historical data for fishing Shearon Harris Reservoir, you should target one of the following species for this time of year:
  1. Bluegill

  2. Bluegill

    There is a 32.09% catch rate for Bluegill, based on 506 Bluegill counted.

    Shearon Harris Reservoir Bluegill Counts Chart
    Bluegill

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  3. Green Sunfish

  4. Green Sunfish

    There is a 21.12% catch rate for Green Sunfish, based on 333 Green Sunfish counted.

    Shearon Harris Reservoir Green Sunfish Counts Chart
    Green

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  5. Redbreast Sunfish

  6. Redbreast Sunfish

    There is a 17.63% catch rate for Redbreast Sunfish, based on 278 Redbreast Sunfish counted.

    Shearon Harris Reservoir Redbreast Sunfish Counts Chart
    Redbreast

    ENLARGE SHEARON HARRIS RESERVOIR REDBREAST SUNFISH COUNTS CHART


  7. Largemouth Bass

  8. Largemouth Bass

    There is a 6.34% catch rate for Largemouth Bass, based on 100 Largemouth Bass counted.

    Shearon Harris Reservoir Largemouth Bass Counts Chart
    Largemouth

    ENLARGE SHEARON HARRIS RESERVOIR LARGEMOUTH BASS COUNTS CHART


  9. Pumpkinseed Sunfish

  10. Pumpkinseed Sunfish

    There is a 6.34% catch rate for Pumpkinseed Sunfish, based on 100 Pumpkinseed Sunfish counted.

    Shearon Harris Reservoir Pumpkinseed Sunfish Counts Chart
    Pumpkinseed

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  11. Chain Pickerel

  12. Chain Pickerel

    There is a 3.04% catch rate for Chain Pickerel, based on 48 Chain Pickerel counted.

    Shearon Harris Reservoir Chain Pickerel Counts Chart
    Chain

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  13. Bluespotted Sunfish

  14. Bluespotted Sunfish

    There is a 2.92% catch rate for Bluespotted Sunfish, based on 46 Bluespotted Sunfish counted.

    Shearon Harris Reservoir Bluespotted Sunfish Counts Chart
    Bluespotted

    ENLARGE SHEARON HARRIS RESERVOIR BLUESPOTTED SUNFISH COUNTS CHART


  15. Black Crappie

  16. Black Crappie

    There is a 1.59% catch rate for Black Crappie, based on 25 Black Crappie counted.

    Shearon Harris Reservoir Black Crappie Counts Chart
    Black

    ENLARGE SHEARON HARRIS RESERVOIR BLACK CRAPPIE COUNTS CHART


  17. Redfin Pickerel

  18. Redfin Pickerel

    There is a 1.59% catch rate for Redfin Pickerel, based on 25 Redfin Pickerel counted.

    Shearon Harris Reservoir Redfin Pickerel Counts Chart
    Redfin

    ENLARGE SHEARON HARRIS RESERVOIR REDFIN PICKEREL COUNTS CHART


  19. Redear Sunfish

  20. Redear Sunfish

    There is a 1.33% catch rate for Redear Sunfish, based on 21 Redear Sunfish counted.

    Shearon Harris Reservoir Redear Sunfish Counts Chart
    Redear

    ENLARGE SHEARON HARRIS RESERVOIR REDEAR SUNFISH COUNTS CHART


Recommendations above based on 26 species of fish and 1577 fish counted for May around Shearon Harris Reservoir.

To date, there are 35 species of fish and a total of 14583 fish counted for Shearon Harris Reservoir and within a 30 mile (48 km) radius since 12/31/1878 (146 years).

Last Update: 5/24/2024 6:53:29 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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The Top 10 Fishing Spots for Shearon Harris Reservoir are the following:

  1. Submerged Bridge
    This Submerged Bridge is a good place to catch bass. It is also close to the Creedmore Rd. Bridge that has a lot of rip rap down the bank to work.


  2. Submerged Bridge
    Submerged Bridge


  3. Farrington Point Ramp


  4. Robeson Creek Boat Ramp
    Robeson Creek Boat Ramp


  5. Ebenezer Bridge rip-rap
    Lots of rocks.


  6. Boat Ramp
    Boat Ramp


  7. Power Spot
    Warmer water on this side under the power lines. Small ledge off the bank.


  8. Boat Ramp
    Boat Ramp


  9. Robeson Creek
    A Haw River stream, narrow half-mile creek.


  10. Black Crappie92


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Top Shearon Harris Reservoir Bait & Tackle Stores

  1. Betts Tackle
    Betts is best known for their lures and nets. Betts Lures, Billy Bay, and Mr. Crappie line of products are the most popular. Betts Nets are some of the best in the industry.

  2. Laceration Lures
    High quality handcrafted offshore lures.

  3. Carolina Custom Rods
    Build Custom rods and repairs

  4. Cashion Custom Fishing Rods
    If you are like us you have an undeniable obsession for fishing. Serious anglers understand that great equipment makes all the difference. Cashion Fishing Rods are "Scientifically Designed and Technologically Superior"

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Top Shearon Harris Reservoir Fishing Charters & Guides

  1. Greggofish Guide Service
    Greg Griffin, Owner Greggofish Guide Service, Inc. Shearon Harris Lake (Bass, Crappie, Family Trips) Roanoke River (Striped Bass)

  2. Outdoor Expeditions USA
    Welcome to Outdoor Expeditions USA LLC. We are a professional, fully licensed and insured guide service for Falls, Jordan and Harris Lakes near Raleigh, NC.

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