Badin Lake, North Carolina Fishing

Location and Fishing Information: Badin Lake is located in Stanly, Davidson, Rowan and Montgomery Counties in North Carolina. There is a maximum depth of approximately 200 feet and covers just over 5,300 acres of surface area. This body of water is not only home to recreational boating but great fishing as well.

Popular Fishing Species List

There are numerous different species of fish to find on this body of water. So, what type of fish are in this lake? You can find White Crappie, Black Crappie, Bluegill, Spotted Bass, White Bass, Smallmouth Bass, Largemouth Bass, and Flathead Catfish and Channel Catfish on these waters.

Species Regulations

Bass: The size and limit depends on what body of water you are fishing. You can find the game fish chart here.

Crappie: Most areas of North Carolina waters the minimum size is at least 8 inches, however there are other lakes and reservoirs that have different stipulations which can be found here

Walleye: Most lakes there is no size limit and the Creel limit is 8 except for a select few areas.

Sauger: There is a 15 inch minimum and a Creel limit of 8 statewide.

Sunfish: 30 Creel limit but you can have no more than 12 redbreast sunfish.

Non-Gamefish: Certain restrictions apply.

Badin Lake Fishing Videos

Marinas on this lake

Marina Name: J&J Marina

Address: 2530 Badin Rd, Albemarle, NC 28001


Phone: (704) 983-8674

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