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Guide to fishing for largemouth bass, channel catfish, blue catfish, black crappie, white crappie, white bass and white perch at Lake Wylie in North Carolina.

Lake Wylie, NC

Thought by many to be among the top bass fisheries in the southeast, Lake Wylie offers a wide variety of fishing opportunities. There is something for everyone on this 12,000-acre reservoir on the southern border of the state, at Belmont, NC. Beginners and weekend anglers will find healthy populations of crappie, white bass, perch and catfish, while experienced bass pros adore this expanse of bass habitat. The healthy food chain in this reservoir produces quality catches of virtually all species that inhabit the lake. There is plenty of shoreline fishing for anglers to access all around the lake. This is a great place for kayak fishing and sightseeing. Come spend a day, or a week, fishing at Wylie Lake.

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Lake Wylie, situated on the border of North Carolina and South Carolina, is a renowned fishing destination that attracts anglers from near and far. Spanning over 13,400 acres, this reservoir offers a wide variety of fish species, making it a haven for both recreational and competitive anglers.

One of the prized fish species in Lake Wylie is the largemouth bass. The lake's structure, including submerged timber, points, and vegetation, provides ideal habitat for bass to thrive. Anglers can enjoy the thrill of catching trophy-sized bass and the excitement of participating in bass fishing tournaments held on the lake. Additionally, Lake Wylie is home to other popular sportfish such as crappie, catfish, striped bass, and white bass. Crappie fishing is particularly fruitful, with both black and white crappie available and providing excellent angling opportunities throughout the year.

Lake Wylie in North Carolina offers a remarkable fishing experience with its diverse range of fish species and ample opportunities for boating and camping. Whether you're targeting largemouth bass, crappie, catfish, or other popular sportfish, the lake provides an exciting angling adventure. Boaters can relish in the expansive waters, while campers can enjoy the serenity of the campgrounds. With its scenic beauty and abundance of recreational activities, Lake Wylie is a perfect destination for outdoor enthusiasts and families looking to create lasting memories in North Carolina.

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Primary fish species residing in Lake Wylie

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Largemouth bass Channel catfish Blue catfish Black crappie White crappie White Bass White Perch

Lake Wylie Amenities

Marina: YES
Boat Rental: YES
Boat Launch Ramp: YES
Campgrounds: YES
RV Hookups: YES
Lodging: NEARBY
Convenience Store: YES
Bait & Tackle: YES
Restaurant: YES

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Boating is a popular activity on Lake Wylie, and the lake boasts multiple boat ramps and marinas for convenient access to the water. Whether you prefer cruising in a powerboat, sailing, or kayaking, the expansive lake offers plenty of space to enjoy your watercraft. Anglers can explore different areas of the lake, including coves, channels, and drop-offs, to find their favorite fishing spots.

Fishing Boat Rentals

Riverside Marina, Paddle and Row
Rentals: Kayaks
704 813-4591

Tailrace Marina
Rentals: Kayaks and pontoon boats
704 827-0000


Harbortowne Marina
220 Commodore Ct
Belmont, NC 28012
704 825-5050

Morningstar Marinas
315-K Lanyard Ln
Belmont, NC 28012
704 413-0856

Riverside Marina, Paddle and Row
1500 River Dr
Belmont, NC 28012
704 813-4591

Tailrace Marina
1000 Marina Village Dr
Mt Holly, NC 28120
704 827-0000

Public Boat Launch Ramps & Landings

Southpoint Boat Ramp
Take County Road 2525 south to Boat Launch Road for access into the southern end of the Catawawba River arm of the lake. Two concrete boat launches with three lanes each and two docks each serve boaters. There is plenty of paved parking as well.

Click here for a North Carolina Fishing License.

For those seeking a multi-day fishing adventure, Lake Wylie offers camping facilities. There are several campgrounds available, providing both RV sites and tent camping areas. Campers can immerse themselves in the scenic beauty of the lake, waking up to picturesque sunrises and enjoying evenings under the starry sky. The campgrounds also offer amenities such as picnic areas, playgrounds, and hiking trails, ensuring a well-rounded outdoor experience for visitors.

Campgrounds & RV Parks Nearby

McDowell Nature Center & Preserve Campground - 980 314-2267

Fieldridge Acres Campground - 704 399-3521

Ebenezer Park Campground - 803 366-6620

Lake Wylie NC Map - Fishing & Camping Areas

Contact Information

Lake Wylie
Harbortowne Marina & Ship Store
220 Commodore Ct
Belmont, NC 28012
704 825-5050


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Lake Wylie in North Carolina.

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Fishing at Lake Wylie, in North Carolina.