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Lake Rhodhiss, NC

Popular Fish Species Lake Rhodhiss, NC

Lake Rhodhiss Popular Fish - Largemouth Bass

Largemouth Bass

As one of the best largemouth bass fisheries on the Catawba River chain of lakes, Lake Rhodhiss draws anglers from near and far to enjoy great bass fishing. 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 fishing Lake Rhodhiss on deeper structure where the bass spend much of their time. Smallmouth bass also reside here in decent numbers.

Lake Rhodhiss Popular Fish - Crappie


Fertile water, plenty of baitfish, and lots of cover makes Lake Rhodhiss a great home for both black crappie and white crappie. Fishing Lake Rhodhiss for crappie is very popular this year. Crappie fishing is a great way to introduce new anglers to fishing. 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. Live bait and small jigs are the most common method for crappie here. 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.

Lake Rhodhiss Popular Fish - Striped Bass

Striped Bass

As one of the best lakes in the state for big stripers, Lake Rhodhiss is a favorite of many locals and fishing guides. They are plentiful, run in schools and can grow to bragging size. In Spring and Fall work the upper end of the lake where water is flowing into the lake. Look for pockets created by dredging in the big flat sandbars, as a holding place for stripers. In Summer and Winter, stripers hang out in deeper water during the day and feed close to the bottom, 50 feet or deeper. Morning often draws the stripers to the much shallower water, look for them around the 20-foot range as they feed on shallow-running schools of bait. The lake is filled with plenty of baitfish and sunfish to to keep the fishery thriving. Being successful at fishing for stripers is a matter of locating schools of bait, and the wolf packs of stripers which are likely to be nearby. Fish finders, and forward facing sonar, are a big help in locating these roaming schools. Live bait is very effective here, and stripers can be caught year round.

Fish species to fish for...

Guide to fishing for largemouth bass, smallmouth bass, channel catfish, flathead catfish, blue catfish, black crappie, white crappie, bluegill, white bass, white perch and striped bass at Lake Rhodhiss in North Carolina.

Located in the north-central part of the state, at Rhodhiss, NC. Rhodhiss Lake is a 3,000-acre lake with healthy populations of a wide variety of fish species. Bass, crappie and catfish attract the most attention, but there are plenty of sunfish, perch and striped bass to pursue as well. Conveniently located are four boat access areas and one bank fishing area on the lake. During summer, slow and deep is often the key to catching bass. Other times of year bass tend to be concentrated shallow in spawning areas or suspended around channels in the main lake areas. Ideal fishing boats for this lake include everything from a kayak to a fancy bass boat - and everything in between.

Lake Rhodhiss, located in North Carolina, is a hidden gem for fishing enthusiasts seeking a peaceful and productive angling experience. This 3,000-acre reservoir offers a variety of fish species and stunning scenic beauty, making it a favorite destination for both locals and visitors.

One of the most sought-after species in Lake Rhodhiss is the largemouth bass. Anglers can expect to find good numbers of largemouth bass throughout the lake. The lake's structure, including submerged brush piles, fallen trees, and rocky points, provides excellent habitat for bass to thrive. Anglers can try various techniques such as casting with topwater lures, crankbaits, or soft plastics to entice these prized game fish.

In addition to largemouth bass, Lake Rhodhiss is home to other popular sportfish species, including catfish, crappie, and sunfish. Catfish enthusiasts can target channel catfish and flathead catfish, which can provide exciting battles on the line. Crappie fishing is also productive in the lake, with both black crappie and white crappie available. Anglers can enjoy catching sunfish such as bluegill and redear sunfish, which are abundant in the lake's waters and provide fun angling opportunities for all ages.

Lake Rhodhiss in North Carolina offers a peaceful and productive fishing experience. With its abundance of largemouth bass, catfish, crappie, and sunfish, the lake provides diverse angling opportunities for all skill levels. Boating and camping options make it a well-rounded destination for outdoor enthusiasts. Whether you're a seasoned angler or a beginner looking for a serene fishing getaway, Lake Rhodhiss is a fantastic choice for fishing in North Carolina.

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Primary fish species residing in Lake Rhodhiss

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Largemouth bass Smallmouth bass Channel catfish Flathead catfish Blue catfish Black crappie White crappie Bluegill White Bass White Perch Striped bass

Rhodhiss Lake Amenities

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

Today's Weather & Forecast

Boating is a popular activity on Lake Rhodhiss, with several boat ramps available for easy access. Anglers can bring their own boats or rent them from nearby marinas. The calm waters of the lake provide a serene boating experience, allowing anglers to explore the lake and access prime fishing spots. Whether you prefer fishing from a motorized boat or a kayak, Lake Rhodhiss offers plenty of space and scenic beauty to enjoy your boating adventures.

Public Boat Launch Ramps & Landings

Castle Bridge Boat Access
Located immediately east of Castle Bridge, on the north side of the lake, this six-lane, concrete launch ramp has three docks and parking for over 150 vehicles.

Conley Creek Boating Access Area
Paved parking and and two docks, support this two-lane boat launch ramp. It is located at the south end of Waterworks Road, on the north side of the lake, in Sawmill Veterans Park.

Rhodhiss Lake Boat Launch
Plenty of paved parking, a dock and two-lane boat ramp make this an ideal boat access. It is located on the south side of the lake, across the bay from the dam.

Fishing Guides On Lake Rhodhiss

Colt Bass Fishing Guide Service - bass, crappie, striped bass

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Lake Rhodhiss Fishing Video
Fishing License

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Camping options can be found near Lake Rhodhiss, allowing anglers and outdoor enthusiasts to extend their fishing trips and fully immerse themselves in the natural beauty of the area. There are campgrounds with amenities such as picnic areas, fire pits, and restroom facilities, providing a comfortable camping experience. Camping near the lake allows anglers to wake up to the sounds of nature, fish right from their campsites, and enjoy the tranquility of the surroundings.

Campgrounds & RV Parks Nearby

Indian Springs Campground - 828 397-5700

Pine Mountain Campground

Lake Rhodhiss NC Map - Fishing & Camping Areas

Contact Information

Rhodhiss Lake
Lake Rhodhiss
828 233-4052


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Lake Rhodhiss in North Carolina.

Bass, crappie, stripers and catfish fishing in north-central NC.

Fishing at Lake Rhodhiss, in North Carolina.