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Guide to fishing for largemouth bass, channel catfish, blue catfish and bluegill at Lake Wheeler in North Carolina.

Lake Wheeler, NC

Located on the southwest outskirts of Raleigh, NC, Lake Wheeler is a 650-acre lake ideal for boating, family fun and fishing. The seven miles of shoreline are wrapped in lush green trees, and are off limits to fishing from the bank. There are two fishing piers, which require a Lake Wheeler fishing permit - available at the park office. No permit is required for anglers fishing from boats. Canoes, kayaks, car-top boats, electric boats and power boats (with the exception os jet skis) are all permitted on the lake. Anglers can expect to catch bass, catfish and sunfish. Rental boats are available at the lake.

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Lake Wheeler, located near Raleigh, North Carolina, is a popular destination for fishing enthusiasts. The lake spans over 650 acres and offers a diverse range of fish species, making it an ideal spot for anglers of all skill levels.

One of the most sought-after fish species in Lake Wheeler is largemouth bass. The lake is known for producing trophy-sized bass, with plenty of cover and structure to attract these elusive predators. Anglers can also find other popular sportfish such as crappie, catfish, and sunfish. Crappie fishing is particularly excellent in the lake, with both black and white crappie providing exciting action throughout the year. Catfish, including channel catfish and blue catfish, are abundant and offer anglers the opportunity to reel in some impressive catches.

In addition to fishing and camping, Lake Wheeler offers various recreational activities. The lake is surrounded by a 3,900-acre park that features hiking and biking trails, picnic areas, and wildlife viewing opportunities.

Lake Wheeler in North Carolina provides a fantastic fishing experience with its diverse range of fish species. Whether you're targeting largemouth bass, crappie, catfish, or sunfish, the lake offers ample opportunities for a rewarding fishing trip. Boaters can enjoy exploring the lake's scenic beauty, while campers can immerse themselves in the serenity of the campground. With its convenient location and recreational activities, Lake Wheeler is a perfect destination for outdoor enthusiasts looking to enjoy fishing, boating, camping, and the natural beauty of North Carolina.

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Primary fish species residing in Lake Wheeler

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Largemouth bass Channel catfish Blue catfish Bluegill

Lake Wheeler Amenities

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

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Boating is a popular activity on Lake Wheeler, with a boat ramp available for easy access to the water. Anglers can explore the lake's various coves, channels, and points to find their favorite fishing spots. Whether you prefer fishing from a motorized boat or a kayak, the lake provides ample opportunities to enjoy a day on the water.

Public Boat Launch Ramps & Landings

Lake Wheeler Boat Ramp
Situated just west of the Lake Wheeler Dam, on the north side of the lake, this five-lane, concrete ramp has four docks and ample paved parking.

Click here for a North Carolina Fishing License.

For those who wish to extend their stay, Lake Wheeler offers camping facilities for a true outdoor experience. The lake features a campground with both RV sites and tent sites, allowing visitors to immerse themselves in nature and enjoy the tranquility of the surroundings. Camping at Lake Wheeler provides a unique opportunity to wake up to breathtaking sunrises, enjoy peaceful evenings by the campfire, and experience the beauty of the outdoors.

Campgrounds & RV Parks Nearby

The Matthews Campground - 919 868-7132

Lake Wheeler NC Map - Fishing & Camping Areas

Contact Information

Lake Wheeler
Lake Wheeler Park
6404 Lake Wheeler Rd
Raleigh, NC 27603
919 662-5704


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Lake Wheeler in NC

Fishing for bass, catfish and sunfish in central NC

Lake Wheeler, in North Carolina.