Lake Lure fishing vacations

Scenic Lake Lure in North Carolina serves up a variety of fishing opportunity for anglers of all abilities. Here's what you need to know to start planning your fishing trip.

Where to fish

lake lure fishing spots

Lake Lure stretches for 720 acres and is fed by mountain streams, makng it ideal for both lake and stream fishing. With a shoreline of 21 miles, it is also possible to fish right from the shore, especially during the spring season. Begin at the Lake Lure Town Marina on the western inlet, where you will find bait, tackle and motorized boat, kayak and canoe rentals.

Kayakers can put-in on the north shore at Rumbling Bald resort and Lake Lure is known for varieties of bass, crappie, yellow perch and bluegill.

Where to stay

Rent a house on the water at Lake Lure, and you can be throwing a line in within minutes of rolling out of bed. Many properties have non-motorized boats for renters to use; some are pet friendly, and all of them are right next to some of North Carolina's best fishing. Check out the details to find a rental that's perfect for your fishing trip.

Fishing licenses

Before your trip, get everyone in your group age 16 and up a fishing license, and if you plan on bringing a private boat onto the lake, you will need a boating license as well (available in the town hall).

Fishing guides

Local experts and fishing guides can help you find the best Lake Lure fishing spots and provide equipment and boats to tailor the experience to your group. Local tour companies include Lake Lure Fishing Excursions, Lewis No Clark Expeditions, and Lake Lure Adventure Company. A local guide can help with Lake Lure fishing limits and regulations and can help you make your trip a successful one.


If you'd rather be fishing, check these lake homes out

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5 BR, 3 BA, 1 HF, Sleeps 12