Jordan Lake, North Carolina Fishing

Location and Fishing Information: Jordan Lake covers just under 14,000 acres of surface area and is sometimes known as the New Hope Dam and the B. Everett Jordan Project. There is a maximum depth of 140 feet and an average depth of approximately 14 feet. There are some issues with Jordan Lake’s water quality from the trash accumulation during its creation, however the bass fishing here is pretty good.

Popular fishing species in Jordan Lake

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, Striped Bass, Smallmouth Bass, Largemouth Bass, Yellow Perch, White Bass and 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.

Jordan Lake Fishing Videos

Marinas on this lake

Marina Name: Crosswinds Boating Center

Address: 565 Farrington Rd, Apex, NC 27523


Phone: (919) 387-7011

Do you have a fishing report for this lake?

If you have any information, techniques, tips, or fishing reports you would like to submit, please contact us or leave your report in the comments below. We absolutely value the experience, perspective, and insight of the talented and dedicated anglers in our online community.

Premier Angler aims to provide general information about some of the top fishing destinations across the country. To ensure up-to-date accuracy, make sure to check with your state’s natural resources department and your local marinas before hitting the water.