Guide To Fishing At Mountain Island Lake
AKA: Mountain Island Reservoir
What to fish for...
Fishing for largemouth bass, channel catfish, blue catfish, black crappie, white crappie, white perch and striped bass at Mountain Island Lake in North Carolina.
With easy access to Charlotte, NC, Mountain Island Lake makes an ideal location for a quick fishing trip. This is a 3,200-acre reservoir in the southwest part of the state which offers respectable bass, catfish, crappie and perch fishing. Lots of finger channels and bays around the lake are lined with boat docks - many of which have brush piles as crappie attractors. Bass tend to hang around these food sources. Learning which docks have this cover may be the key to a successful day of fishing for bass or crappie.
Primary fish species residing in Mountain Island Lake
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Mountain Island Lake Amenities
Boat Rental: NEARBY
Boat Launch Ramp: YES
RV Hookups: NEARBY
Convenience Store: NEARBY
Bait & Tackle: NEARBY
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Public Boat Launch Ramps & Landings
Mountain Island Kayak Access
Located at the north end of 60' Access Road, in the eastern sector of the lake, this access has parking, a portage area and a dock.
Neck Road Boat Ramp
Situated on the northeast sector of the lake, off Duke Access Road, this two-lane, concrete launch ramp has a dock and sufficient, paved parking.
Riverbend Boat Ramp
Locates immediately east of the NC Highway 16, on the north side of the lake, this access is nicely appointed with a four-lace, concrete ramp, two docks and a generous amount of paved parking.
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Campgrounds & RV Parks Nearby
Fieldridge Acres Campground - 704 399-3521
Wildlife Woods Campground - 704 483-5611
Mountain Island Lake NC Map - Fishing & Camping Areas
Mountain Island Lake
Catawba Riverkeeper Foundation
715 N. Church St, Suite 120
Charlotte, NC 28202
Fishing lakes in each state.
Mountain Island Lake in North Carolina.
General Fishing Info
Crappie, perch, bass and catfish fishing in southwest NC.