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.

Top Shearon Harris Reservoir Fishing Spots

Submerged Bridge
8/10/2015 11:31:04 PM - 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.

Horse Shoe Pond
7/23/2013 1:56:07 AM - This is a small private pond, with parking as you come in. The city owns the parking, but the rest of the land is privately owned. This little pond is full of largemout

Submerged Bridge
6/2/2016 1:11:00 PM - Submerged Bridge

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Latest Shearon Harris Reservoir Fishing Reports

1/20/2015 1:47:37 PM - caught some crappie in 30 feet of water on Harris lake

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Shearon Harris Reservoir Fishing Prediction

Optimal fishing activity will be between 5 - 9 AM on Thursday.

Target Species of Fish

Based on historical data in Shearon Harris Reservoir, you should target one of the following top 6 species for this time of year:
  1. Largemouth Bass - 60% Catch Rate
    Largemouth Bass

  2. Black Crappie - 20% Catch Rate
    Black Crappie

  3. Bluegill - 20% Catch Rate

  4. Recommedations above based on 8 local reports and 3 species of fish for October in Shearon Harris Reservoir.

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Top Shearon Harris Reservoir Fishing Charters & Guides

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

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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Top Shearon Harris Reservoir Bait & Tackle Stores

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.

Laceration Lures
High quality handcrafted offshore lures.

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