Fontana Lake

Swain - North Carolina


  • 11 catches

  • 297 followers

  • 9 spots

Brush has been cleared at each fishing access point along the full pool elevation of the lake. Fish attractors have been placed off each access point. Restrooms and facilities for camping, picnicking, trail biking, horseback riding and hiking are located ...

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Fontana Lake Fishing Reports

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  1. smallie and spot nothing big first trip to fontana but managed 7 all together havent posted anything in a while figured id make a apperance

    Smallmouth Bass and spotted bass

    1. Jamie Waldroop 0
      Nice.
    2. Josh Sommerville 0
      well done. 👍
    3. Rich Pardy 0
      Nice bass!!
    4. Jimbo Harwood 0
      nice catch!
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  2. Greetings,
    New to Fishidy, it looks interesting. I will be fishing Fontana Lake, NC the first week in August around Almond. Renting a pontoon boat for a couple ...more of days. Never fished Fontana, anyone out there have any tips I might be able to use. My research shows the Alabama rig may be the most productive. We will be fishing for bass and whatever will bite.
    Thanks for any information,
    Paul

  3. How's the fishing in August?? Is there places to fish off the bank?? Im just wondering, any info would help. Thanks, Paul

    1. Paul Golembeski 0
      Thank you very much!!!
    2. Jan Davis 0
      Bass, as most places in August, are a bit more difficult but with the cooler temps in the high elevation, it can be good. Fontana offers some bank fishing but is ...more much better from a boat because of the vertical banks and high bluffs. It may be best to consider hiring a guide. Walleye and crappie fishing are good at night that time of
      year. Bream and white bass are good then.
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  4. Didn't have a scale. Was excited about this one

    13 in. Black Crappie with a live minnow

  5. Details: Golden Rainbow Trout with a Spoon

    Rainbows on Fontana

  6. 6 lb. 7 oz. Largemouth with a lucky craft jerk bait

  7. I grew up on this lake...

  8. Details: Golden Rainbow Trout with a worm

    First trout I ever caught and it was tiny. I went to a different spot and caught 4 more. We kept them and ate them

  9. Details: Smallmouth Bass with a popar

    My brother getting them in top water.

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