Guide To Fishing At Cheoah Lake
AKA: Lake Cheoah
What to fish for...
Fishing for largemouth bass, smallmouth bass, spotted bass, rainbow trout, brown trout, brook trout, redbreast sunfish, white bass and muskie at Cheoah Lake in North Carolina.
Located below Fontana Dam, Cheoah Lake is a 640-acre, cold-water fishery with several species of trout. One boat ramp and a fishing pier are open to the public. It is located on the western border of the state, at Tapaco. This wandering river lake is 29 miles long and has over 200 miles of shoreline. Because it is remote, and gets little fishing pressure, the fishing can often be very good for both quantity and quality. Trout are the main attraction, but the lake also supports populations of bass, sunfish and muskie.
Primary fish species residing in Cheoah Lake
Click images for fishing tips and details about each species.
Cheoah Lake Amenities
Boat Rental: NO
Boat Launch Ramp: YES
RV Hookups: NEARBY
Convenience Store: YES
Bait & Tackle: NEARBY
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Public Boat Launch Ramps & Landings
Rymers Ferry Lake Access
Use Meadow Branch Road (County Rd 1247) to reach this primitive ramp with limited parking.
Click here for a North Carolina Fishing License.
Campgrounds & RV Parks Nearby
The Campground at Fontana Village - 828 498-2211
Cheoah Point Campground - 828 497-6431
Cheoah Lake NC Map - Fishing & Camping Areas
Cheoah Ranger District
1373 Thunderbird Mountain Rd,
Robbinsville, NC 28771
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Cheoah Lake in NC
General Fishing Info
Fishing for trout and muskie in western NC