Location and Fishing Information: Like most large lakes in North Carolina, Mountain Island Lake was created for energy. It was built in 1924 and covers approximately 3,300 acres of surface area in Mecklenburg County. Though this lake is plentiful with fish there is also concerns with the power plant that may have contaminated the grounds throughout the years.
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 Blue Catfish, Crappie, Striped Bass, White Bass and Largemouth Bass on these waters.
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.
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