Fishing Spots, Reports, and Regulations in Lake James

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Burke County, NC

Place public
Water Fresh
Depth 115 ft.

If you're planning to go fishing at Lake James, it's essential to be aware of the local fishing regulations in the Burke County area. These regulations are in place to protect the environment and ensure a sustainable fishing experience. Before you cast your line, it's crucial to familiarize yourself with the rules and boundaries governing fishing in this area, as well as the specific regulations applicable to Lake James.

You can find detailed information about the fishing regulations and legal requirements by consulting local authorities and resources in Burke County, North Carolina, United States of America. This knowledge will help ensure a responsible and enjoyable fishing trip at Lake James.

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Lake James Fishing Map

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Fish Species to Catch in the Lake James, NC

While you're at it, don't forget to check the fishing regulations at Lake James to understand the specifics of catching each fish in North Carolina.

There are countless Lake James fish species to lure and explore on your next fishing trip. Every fish has its own set of rules and requirements that you must follow. Each fish species is subject to unique regulations, including fishing seasons, size limits, possession limits, and more.

Explore the fishing regulations for Smallmouth bass, Largemouth bass, Channel catfish, Flathead catfish, Black crappie, Bluegill, Green sunfish and others, as of May 24, 2024, to ensure you are in compliance with the latest rules. To view regulations for a different fish species, please select your preferred species from the list.

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Above are just a few of the species found in Lake James. However, for complete information about the rules for fishing in Lake James you can use the Fishbox app. Fishbox is your trusted assistant, providing detailed regulations for 14 species of fish in Lake James.

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Fishing Spots Near the Lake James

Must visit the following nearest Lake James fishing spots on your next fishing trip to extend the fun.

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Cleveland County, NC

10 hot spots

4.0

Buncombe County, NC

8 hot spots

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Carter County, TN

8 hot spots

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Buncombe County, NC

10 hot spots

4.6

Wilkes County, NC

9 hot spots

4.6

Iredell County, NC

10 hot spots

4.7

Sullivan County, TN

10 hot spots

4.5

Mecklenburg County, NC

9 hot spots

4.4

Washington County, TN

10 hot spots

4.8

Gaston County, NC

9 hot spots

Tips and Tricks for Fishing on Lake James

  • Worms, shrimp and cut bait are great baits for catfish fishing at Lake James.
  • The most productive period for fishing at Lake James is from October to May.
  • Due to water clarity it is better to use 10lb fluoro or smaller diameter line for bass. Artificial lures like deep diving crankbaits, jerbaits and soft plastics are particularly effective here.

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