Lake Jocassee

Fishing Lake Jocassee- Dream Catcher Guides

Salem, SC

Species: Largemouth Bass, Smallmouth Bass, Spotted Bass

Launch: Devils Fork State Park

Details: Lake Jocassee is a well kept secret in the mountains of upstate SC! Home to 5 record fish, Lake Jocassee is one of the best trophy fisheries in the country! This place is the home of double digit largemouth bass and World Record caliber smallmouth and spotted bass! The water is deep and extremely clear! This lake is full of blueback herring, trout, perch and many other species of small baitfish that help the bass grow to GIANT size!

Lake Glenville

Lake Glenville Fishing

Cashiers, NC

Species: Largemouth Bass, Smallmouth Bass

Launch: Pine Creek Boat Launch

Details: Lake Glenville is a well kept secret in the mountains of Western NC. Lake Glenville fishing is incredible both for quantity and quality. Lake Glenville has an abundance of blueback herring and bream which are the main food sources for the predatory fish. Clear water and great fishing sum up this mountain gem! 

Fontana Lake

Fontana Lake Fishing- Dream Catcher Guides

Bryson City, NC

Species: Largemouth Bass, Smallmouth Bass, Spotted Bass, Walleye

Launch: Lemmons Branch Boat Launch

Details: Fontana Lake is the deepest lake in NC and arguably the clearest water. With a dense population of threadfin shad, gizzard shad, bream and trout are the food sources for bass! There are always a ton of fish to be caught when fishing on Fontana Lake and every once in a while you can catch a true mountain giant!

Lake James

Marion, NC

Species: Largemouth Bass, Smallmouth Bass

Launch: Canal Bridge Access Area 

Details: The fishing at Lake James is awesome! You can fish your strengths on this body of water. Big largemouth and smallmouth rule these waters and can be caught shallow and deep! With James being pretty remote, the lake does not get a lot of heavy pressure. This lake has great quantity and quality!

Lake Burton

Fishing Lake Burton- Dream Catcher Guides

 Tiger, GA

Species: Largemouth Bass, Spotted Bass

Launch: Murray Cove

Details: Very similar to Lake Chatuge, Lake Burton fishing is world class! With the combination of Florida strain largemouth and big aggressive spotted bass you can guarantee a trip to remember. These fish prey on blueback herring and trout. These fish like to pack up and swarm the banks during the summer and live out deep in the winter. During the spring and fall everything plays well here. 

Lake Chatuge

 Hayesville, NC

Species: Largemouth Bass, Spotted Bass

Launch: Ledford's Chapel Boat Ramp

Details: Lake Chatuge Fishing is world class! With the combination of Florida strain largemouth and big aggressive spotted bass you can guarantee a trip to remember. These fish prey on blueback herring and bream year round. These fish like to pack up and swarm the banks during the summer and live out deep in the winter. During the spring and fall everything plays well here. 

Nantahala Lake

  Nantahala, NC 

Species: Largemouth Bass, Smallmouth Bass

Launch: Nantahala Lake Public Access

Details: Fishing Nantahala Lake is awesome. There are a lot of trees and bream that hold in the trees. Big largemouth and smallmouth rule these waters and can be caught shallow and deep! With Nantahala being pretty remote, the lake does not get a lot of heavy pressure. This lake has great quantity and quality! 

Lake Junaluska

Waynesville, NC

Species: Largemouth Bass, Smallmouth Bass

Launch: Lake Junaluska Boat Ramp

Details: Lake Junaluska has some GIANT bass in it! With a stunted perch and crappie population mixed with the massive amounts of bream, the main forage for the giant bass in this lake are panfish! With growing population of bass you can expect an amazing day of fishing from little Lake J.

Bear Lake

Tuckasegee, NC

Species: Largemouth Bass & Walleye

Launch: Bear Lake Public Access

Details: Bear Lake is home to some amazing bass and walleye fishing. You can occasionally run into some big trout as well. The bass fishing is good on the banks of bear lake in the fallen deep tree's on the bluff banks. The main forage for the bass in this lake are bream, trout and crawfish!

Lake Rabun

 Rabun, GA

Species: Largemouth Bass, Spotted Bass

Launch: Lakemont Marine

Details: Very similar to Lake Burton, Lake Rabun fishing is world class! With the combination of Florida strain largemouth and big aggressive spotted bass you can guarantee a trip to remember. These fish prey on blueback herring and trout. These fish like to pack up and swarm the banks during the summer and live out deep in the winter. During the spring and fall everything plays well here. 

Lake Hiwassee

 Murphy, NC

Species: Largemouth, Smallmouth and Spotted Bass

Launch: Hanging Dog

Details: Lake Hiwassee is an extremely unique lake! Filled with threadfin shad and blueback herring this lake is a paradise for big smallmouth, big largemouth and big spotted bass. Lake Hiwassee also has big stripers and a fair amount of other game species. THis lake is the perfect combination of quality and quantity!

Lake Seed

 Tiger, GA

Species: Largemouth Bass, Spotted Bass

Launch: Lake Seed Boat Launch

Details: Very similar to Lake Chatuge, Lake Burton fishing is world class! With the combination of Florida strain largemouth and big aggressive spotted bass you can guarantee a trip to remember. These fish prey on blueback herring and trout. These fish like to pack up and swarm the banks during the summer and live out deep in the winter. During the spring and fall everything plays well here.