Hiwassee Lake

Cherokee - North Carolina


  • 11 catches

  • 174 followers

  • 2 spots

Lake Hiwassee is surrounded by the Nantahala National Forest, and offers spectacular scenery. Lake Hiwassee is primarily fed by the Hiwassee, Nottely, and Valley rivers. The lake covers 6,090 acres with almost 180 miles of shoreline; it measures 22 miles ...

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Hiwassee Lake Fishing Reports

Recently shared catches and fishing spots

  1. 10 lb. Flathead Catfish

    1. James . 0
      Those are some gooduns right there, fun to catch too, they are some great eating fish, the best tasting catfish out there!
  2. 5 lb. Flathead Catfish

    1. Kyle Pack 0
      Yes sir
    2. James . 0
      I bet you're gonna have an amazing fish fry with those kit kats right there!
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  3. Spotted Bass with a rattle trap

  4. 2 lb. 8 oz. Smallmouth Bass with a Rapala Scatter Rap CountDown

    1. David Catton 0
      Yeah, I live a half mile up through the woods there, I fish both often in my kayak. Didn't know there was any smallmouth around, I have caught them where the ...more Nottely empties into Hiwassee, but never back up here. Thanks.
    2. Kyle Pack 0
      That's the dam that separates Cherokee Lake and Persimmon Lake. Honestly, I never knew Persimmon Lake was even a thing. Since it's just an expanse of the ...more Hiwassee Reservoir, natives have always just referred to it as Hiwassee.
    3. David Catton 0
      What lake are you on there? Doesn't look like Hiwassee.
    4. James . 0
      Nice smallie!
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  5. 27 in. Striped Bass with a minnow

  6. another nice eye

    24 in. Walleye with a jig /minnow

    1. John Bibeau 0
      15lb flouro on 7ft med action
    2. Nice catch!
    3. What type of line do you use and pole?
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  7. Spotted Bass with a crank bait

    1. Thanks for the follow. Hey check out my youtube channel and subscribe.
      https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCcp-6aoZbSzZkqbeZ54_ZhQ
  8. 28 in. Striped Bass with a spoon

    1. Edward Hogsed 0
      Just jigging with a Spoon
    2. Ed Figueroa 0
      Very nice catch. Do you have to troll spoons on down riggers, or just along the top? I want to go to lake, but not sure where striped bass hang-out.
    3. kacey dahm 0
      wow what a hog!!!!
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  9. Details: Smallmouth Bass with a silver buddy

    Another awesome day on hiwassee lake. This one was a chunk it weighed 3.59 lbs. we caught seven about the same size. And a bunch around the two lb mark. Wouldn't ...more trade a day with my dad and grandpa

    1. Jeremy Payne 0
      @LivewellHero thanks man. The bite there is in full swing
    2. King_Fisher 0
      Sweet
    3. Christian Holyoak 0
      Awesome!
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  10. Details: Smallmouth Bass with a drop shot

    Cold cold cold. But the fishing was awesome. Between my dad grandpa and me we had a conservative 19lbs or our best five. This is a 3.5 lb smallie. The biggest was ...more 5.37 lb smallie. Phone died so no pic

    1. Jeremy Payne 0
      @LivewellHero yea man we was in 20 to 30 ft of water and they slammed it all day long. I love how those smallies fight. I live for days like that
    2. Jeremy Payne 0
      @Tannerson yea dude she was beautiful. My Pb smallie is 6.02. So far. Lol it wa on hiwasse lake too.
    3. Tannerson 0
      To bad your phone died. I would have loved to see that 5lber! @jeremy110709
    4. Christian Holyoak 0
      Aaaah! Big smallies, drop-shotting, steep rock banks! My dream fishing trip right there!
    5. Jeremy Payne 0
      @LivewellHero dude hiwasse was killer yesterday we caught some toads. My phone died before I could get a pic of our biggest smallie it was 5.37. Absolute stud. ...more Lol. All on a drop shot
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