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Guide to fishing for largemouth bass, channel catfish, black crappie, white crappie and bluegill at Lake Benson in North Carolina.

Lake Benson, NC

No private watercraft are allowed on Lake Benson. However there are rental boats with electric motors available at the Lake Benson Boat House. The lake covers 650 acres and has about 10 miles of shoreline. Fishing is allowed from the dock at no charge. Nice populations of bass, crappie, bream and catfish await fishing enthusiasts. This is a very picturesque setting and a great place to bring the family for a day of boating and fishing.

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Lake Benson, located in Garner, North Carolina, is a peaceful and picturesque destination for fishing enthusiasts. This 140-acre lake offers a serene setting for anglers to cast their lines and enjoy a day on the water. While not the largest lake in the state, Lake Benson is known for its quality fishing and diverse range of species.

One of the main attractions of Lake Benson is its excellent largemouth bass fishing. The lake is abundant with largemouth bass, and anglers have the opportunity to catch trophy-sized fish. Anglers can target bass using a variety of techniques such as topwater lures, plastic worms, or crankbaits. The lake's structure, including submerged trees, rocky points, and weed beds, provides ideal habitat for bass.

Lake Benson is also home to other fish species, including crappie and catfish. Crappie can be found around the lake's submerged structures and brush piles, especially during the spring spawning season. Anglers can use jigs, live minnows, or small crankbaits to entice these tasty panfish. Catfish, such as channel catfish and bullheads, can be targeted using stinkbaits, cut bait, or chicken liver near the lake's bottom structures.

Lake Benson offers anglers a tranquil and rewarding fishing experience. With its abundant largemouth bass population, as well as crappie and catfish, the lake provides diverse fishing opportunities for anglers of all skill levels. Whether you're a bass angler, crappie enthusiast, or catfish lover, Lake Benson is a charming destination for a memorable fishing adventure in North Carolina.

Fishing Boats For Rent In North Carolina

Primary fish species residing in Lake Benson

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Largemouth bass Channel catfish Black crappie White Crappie Bluegill

Lake Benson Amenities

Marina: YES
Boat Rental: YES
Boat Launch Ramp: NO
Campgrounds: NEARBY
RV Hookups: NEARBY
Lodging: NEARBY
Convenience Store: NEARBY
Bait & Tackle: NEARBY
Restaurant: NEARBY

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Boating is permitted on Lake Benson, allowing anglers to access different areas of the lake and explore its fishing hotspots. Anglers can launch their boats from the public boat ramp and enjoy a day of fishing from their preferred watercraft, whether it's a motorized boat, kayak, or canoe.

Fishing Boat Rentals

Lake Benson Boat House
Rentals: Jon boats, canoes and kayaks
919 662-5703

Click here for a North Carolina Fishing License.

Camping facilities are not available at Lake Benson. However, there are nearby campgrounds and accommodations for anglers who wish to extend their fishing trip and immerse themselves in the natural beauty of the surrounding area.

Campgrounds & RV Parks Nearby

The Matthews Campground - 919 868-7132

Lake Benson NC Map - Fishing & Camping Areas

Contact Information

Lake Benson
Lake Benson Park
921 Buffaloe Rd
Garner, NC 27529
919 772-4688


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Lake Benson in NC

Fishing for bass, crappie, bream and catfish in central NC

Lake Benson, in North Carolina.