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Hyco Lake, NC

Popular Fish Species Hyco Lake, NC

Hyco Lake Popular Fish - Largemouth Bass

Largemouth Bass

Currently, largemouth bass are thriving in Hyco Lake due to excellent fisheries management and plenty of cover for both baitfish and bass. Fishing for largemouth bass is good virtually any time they are shallow - in spring, mornings in summer, and during warm Fall afternoons. Use shallow crankbaits around rip rap. Around grass use worms, jigs, topwater and spinnerbaits. In deeper water, big worms, jigs and spoons are three good weapons. In winter, spend your time on deeper structure. Other bass to be caught here include smallmouth bass and spotted bass.

Hyco Lake Popular Fish - Crappie


Both black crappie and white crappie reside in Hyco Lake, and crappie are a very popular species this year. Crappie fishing is on the rise and they can be found in sizeable schools. Crappie always like cover and structure, so locate brush and vegetation. Using a fish finder can help locate schools of crappie, which tend to stack vertically around cover. In spring and fall focus on the 8 to 12 foot range. As the crappie move deep in summer and winter, follow points out deep, as well as find ledges near channels in deeper water. White crappie, in smaller numbers, also make this lake their home.

Hyco Lake Popular Fish - Hybrid Striped Bass

Hybrid Striped Bass

Hybrid striped bass, also known as Bodie Bass, were stocked into Hyco Lake in 2019. They are beginning to flourish and some nice catches are being reported. They are becoming a favorite of many locals and fishing guides, as they are plentiful and grow to bragging size. Fishing for hybrid stripers is a matter of locating schools of bait, and schools of hybrid striped bass is likely to be in the area. Fish finders improve your odds of locating both bait and wipers. Live bait is very very effective here, and these chubby fish can be caught year round.

Fish species to fish for...

Guide to fishing for largemouth bass, channel catfish, flathead catfish, black crappie, white crappie, bluegill, redear sunfish, hybrid striped bass and white bass at Hyco Lake in North Carolina.

Year-round warm water, heated by the generating station, makes Hyco Lake a fish factory where bass and other species grow all year long. This 3,750-acre lake in the north-central part of the state, is primarily a bass and crappie fishery. There are however catfish and several species of sunfish, plus white bass to chase. This is the lake to fish when neighboring lakes turn cold for winter. The lake not only has nice quantities of bass, but quality as over 5 pounds are common and an occasional lunker exceeding 8 pounds. The marina has boats and kayaks for rent and there are places to camp around the lake. Some of the shoreline is accessible for fishing from shore.

Hyco Lake, located in North Carolina, is a popular destination for fishing enthusiasts seeking a diverse range of species and picturesque surroundings. The lake is known for its pristine waters and abundant fish population, making it an excellent spot for anglers of all skill levels.

One of the notable species found in Hyco Lake is the largemouth bass. The lake offers ample opportunities to target these sought-after game fish. Anglers can explore the lake's structure, including submerged brush piles, fallen trees, and rocky points, to find bass hotspots. Various fishing techniques such as topwater lures, crankbaits, and plastic worms can be employed to entice these voracious predators. Hyco Lake is known for producing quality-sized largemouth bass, making it an exciting destination for bass anglers.

In addition to largemouth bass, Hyco Lake is home to other popular sport fish. Crappie, including both black and white varieties, can be found in abundance. Anglers targeting crappie often focus on submerged structures and brush piles, using jigs, minnows, or small crankbaits. Catfish, including channel catfish and blue catfish, are also prevalent in the lake and provide excellent angling opportunities. Fishing for catfish can be productive using various baits such as cut bait, stink bait, or live bait.

Fishing Boats For Rent In North Carolina

Primary fish species residing in Hyco Lake

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Largemouth bass Channel catfish Flathead catfish Black crappie White crappie Bluegill Redear Sunfish White Bass

Hyco Lake 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

Today's Weather & Forecast

Hyco Lake is a haven for boating enthusiasts, with ample space for motorized boats, kayaks, and canoes. The lake features several boat ramps and marinas for easy access to the water. Boaters can explore the scenic beauty of the lake, find their favorite fishing spots, or simply enjoy a leisurely cruise. Whether you're looking for a thrilling speedboat ride or a peaceful paddle, Hyco Lake offers a delightful boating experience.

Fishing Boat Rentals

Hyco Lake Boat Rentals
Rentals: Pontoon boats
336 390-5798


Hyco Lake Marina
9500 Semora Rd
Leasburg, NC 27291
336 599-2211

Public Boat Launch Ramps & Landings

North Carolina Public Boat Launch
This small, concrete, one-lane ramp has a dock and nine paved parking spots. It is located immediately north of the McGhees Mill Road.

Fishing Guides On Hyco Lake

Joel Richardson’s Guide Service - bass

Fishdoc’s Guide Service - bass, crappie

If you offer fishing guide services on Hyco Lake, please contact us for a free listing, to be posted here.

Hyco Lake Fishing Video
Fishing License

Click here for a North Carolina Fishing License.

Camping facilities near Hyco Lake cater to visitors who wish to extend their fishing trip and fully immerse themselves in the outdoor experience. Campgrounds and RV parks provide amenities for overnight stays, allowing anglers and outdoor enthusiasts to relax and enjoy the tranquility of the lake. Camping near Hyco Lake offers the opportunity to wake up to beautiful lake views, enjoy fishing from the shore, and create lasting memories around the campfire.

Campgrounds & RV Parks Nearby

Person Caswell Lake Authority Campground - 336 599-4343

Hyco Lake Campground - 336 599-4343

Hyco Lake NC Map - Fishing & Camping Areas

Contact Information

Hyco Lake
Hyco Lake Marina & General Store
9500 Semora Rd
Leasburg, NC 27291
336 599-2211


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