Chatuge Lake, North Carolina Fishing

Location and Fishing Information: Chatuge Lake is located in Clay County North Carolina and covers just under 6,400 acres. This is an excellent body of water for fishing, especially for bass and crappie. This beautiful body of water is located in part of Georgia 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 Black Crappie, Bluegill, Spotted Bass, Hybrid Striped Bass, Smallmouth Bass, Largemouth Bass,Walleye 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.

Chatuge Lake Fishing Videos

Marinas on this lake

Marina Name: Chatuge Cove Marina

Address: 2397 NC-175, Hayesville, NC 28904


Phone: (828) 389-6155

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