hi, ... 30 minutes from High Rock Lake Posts 753 Post Thanks / Like Likes (Given) 0 Likes (Received) 0 Thanks (Given) 0 Thanks (Received) 0. A cheap combo pack of rod, reel, and tackle could mean that time off in Rowan County, NC could turn into an outdoors adventure up and down the Yadkin River for the angler or outdoors-man travelling for work. High Rock Lake Dam is a dam located just 7.1 miles from Denton, in Davidson County, in the state of North Carolina, United States, near Pooletown, NC. If you’re coming from out of town I would definitely consider making Rowan County, NC a weekend trip for fishing. Minor Feeding Times Fish Spawning Temperatures; Species Spawning First Fry (approximate temperature) Bluegill : 70-75 ~77 : Black Crappie 62-68 ~68 : White Crappie 60-65 ~65 : Blue … We have some great campgrounds, including one at Dan Nicholas Park, right by a fishing lake, and many campgrounds on the Yadkin River and High Rock Lake. About each weekend you can see several local and regional fishermen out on High Rock. I also recommend you try fishing from the bank with a reasonably priced rod and reel to see if you like the sport, before investing a lot of money into equipment and gear. My husband and I discovered High Rock Lake in the summer of 2009 while looking for a potential weekender home on a quiet lake within commutable distance to Charlotte and Mooresville. About each weekend you can see several local and regional fishermen out on High Rock. The most popular species caught here are Largemouth bass , Channel catfish , and Flathead catfish 616 catches are logged on Fishbrain. Most bass caught average from 13 to 16 inches. About Fishing Reports for High Rock Lake near Denton A detailed fishing report for the High Rock Lake will make the difference between a good fishing here and a bad one. Visit the NC Wildlife website for the application. A hundred miles apart, High Rock Lake and Falls of Neuse Lake are among North Carolina's best reservoirs for catching largemouth bass. Rowan County is an up and coming area in North Carolina thanks to sprawl from the Triad and Charlotte/Piedmont areas, so we get visitors from all over the country who like to fish but don’t know where to go. For those of us that live at the lake, there is something called a dock permit or ‘party license’ for our visiting guests to try their hand at fishing. Away from the heavy boat traffic, Bull Shoals also provides ample opportunity for the lunker bass. Fishermen will find a variety of fish including striped bass, catfish, blue catfish, carp, perch, crappie, brook trout and bullhead here. Oh wait, it’s not that easy… “you’ve got to play to win. There is still time for you to jump in with your fishing pole and find “Cheerwine Red” or “Wahoolagan” for $500!  It has been the host of Bassmaster Tournaments, including the Bassmaster Classic in 1994, 1995, and 1998  and is the site of frequent other angling competitions. Let's face it, there's a lot we can learn and share from one another like what bait or lure is generating the best results. Maynard Edwards (Yadkin Lakes Guide Service, Extreme Fishing Concepts, 336-249-6782) said stripers bite best in cold weather. Price: $10.45. I learned from the Hills that this 70-day tagged event is a 100% sustainable campaign – how cool?! High Rock Lake. In general, one portion a week is fine, but keep up with the advisory which is located on the N.C. Wildlife website. by FLW Communications. Tired of fishing the same spots? High Rock Lake has been considered one of the best fishing lakes of North Carolina for a long time. It also has a marina and campground. Bait and tackle for the region can be found at pretty much every gas station near the river, as well as in the retailers listed selling fishing license, which are required to fish in North Carolina anywhere, anyhow, so get your fishing license. High Rock Lake is a reservoir on the Yadkin River south of Lexington that covers approximately 15,000 surface acres of water. Major Feedings Times. The big payday is catching big “Rustlin’ Raymond” worth up to $4,000! 126 catches; 1K+ followers; 401 spots; Largemouth and Crappie are by far the primary draw to this lake. High Rock Lake is a relatively shallow lake with many types of offshore structure. (all store links are to Salisbury area locations and hours or location on home page), North Carolina fishing licenses agents: https://www.ncalvin.org/WildlifeServiceAgentMVC/Results/ServiceAgents, North Carolina Wildlife Resources Commission Where To Fish Page: https://www.ncwildlife.org/Fishing/Where-to-Fish, NCWRC — Online, Interactive North Carolina Fishing Areas Map: https://www.ncpaws.org/wrcmapbook/FishingAreas.aspx, North Carolina fishing site with good access directions on some spots: https://www.crappie.com/crappie/north-carolina/226194-crane-creek-shoreline-access/, Get a North Carolina Fishing License Online: https://www.takemefishing.org/north-carolina/fishing-license/, Facebook page for Salisbury Pump Station: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Salisbury-Pump-Station/521061851332737, York Hill Pump Station FourSquare Listing: https://foursquare.com/v/nc-wildlife-access--york-hill-yadkin-river/4f5ba61ee4b0241542432688, High Rock Lake Wiki Link: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/High_Rock_Lake, Town of Landis/Lake Corriher Information: http://www.townoflandis.com/lake-corriher-wilderness-area/, Dan Nicholas Park Information: https://www.rowancountync.gov/185/Dan-Nicholas-Park, Salisbury Community Park Information: http://salisburync.gov/Government/Parks-and-Recreation/Parks/Salisbury-Community-Park, Salisbury, NC City Park Information: http://www.townoflandis.com/lake-corriher-wilderness-area/, Visit NC website: https://www.visitnc.com/listing/dFcc/riverpark-at-cooleemee-falls, Visit Lexington NC Website: https://www.visitlexingtonnc.com/listings/high-rock-lake/, Boone’s Cave Park Webpage: https://www.co.davidson.nc.us/Facilities/Facility/Details/Boones-Cave-Park-10, Camp T.N. High Rock Campground & Marina. C E Steel Store (Cleveland, NC) — 6420 Chenault Rd. The nutrient levels are what drives the eco-system, and ours is very good”, says Dorsey. Pomme De Terre Lake is north of Springfield and is a quiet retreat from the usual boat traffic and has good fishing. Great fishing and family fun. More than 700 tagged fish were released in several Rowan County watering holes, such as St. Matthew’s Bridge, Goodman Lake Bridge, and several locations in Crane Cove, Panther Point, and Second Dutch Creek. I also can’t think of a better way to learn about marine life than fishing either. In 2014, cages with plant fencing were dropped in several locations for the fish population with the ability to protect against ducks and turtles. Whereas many are in popular fishing areas such as Flat Swamp, Crane Creek, and the Wildlife Game Preserve. Ya'll come! Other fishing devices such as baskets and traps require a special device license, which can be obtained by calling 1-800-662-7137. The great thing about Rowan County’s fishing and lake accesses is that they are still remote and fairly non-commercial, with only a handful of restaurants and gas stations near them, so be sure to have a full tank of gas if fishing in Rowan County NC. Having the education community behind catch and release fishing programs have helped grow the sport tremendously in the Rowan County, NC area, in addition to programs all across the country. NC Wildlife conducts surveys every three years to assess the bass and crappie populations and the feedback has been positive. High Rock Lake Rowan - North Carolina. For lake residents, follow the Shoreline Management Plan (SMP) for what is advisable. bank fishing at High Rock? High Rock Lake is a reservoir lake for hydroelectric power generation. And May is a month when, on either body of water, a fisherman with the right kind of know-how can get rich, fishing-wise, in a hurry. Put a lot of miles on High rock yesterday playing around and exploring a little bit + netting a little bait. Either way, like all my guides, I will try to keep them updated and add more useful information as it is brought to my attention. Research has shown that water willow, which is a native NC aquatic plant, is perfect for fish because their roots don’t go down too deep and the plant is non-evasive. Most winners catch the tagged crappie from bridges and banks. That is very unfortunate. There are several cash bonuses with receipt of purchase of fishing gear from Hill’s or even non-fishing stuff like fuel or Cheerwine, for those that don’t know the difference between a “Triple Stinger” or “K Grub” like me. We Are Bass Fishing. Good numbers of both black and white crappie exist here, and stripers, bluegill and channel cats round out this fishery. Dorsey shared that NC Wildlife does help the fish ecosystem in a few ways including releasing approximately 79,000 striped bass fingerlings each June in High Rock. It's 30 miles from the Uwharrie National Forest. Boating/Fishing Bank and boat fishing are allowed with proper permits and licenses. The rule of thumb for consumption at High Rock is smaller is better. There is moving water entering and leaving the lake making it … As for youngsters 15 or younger, you are free to fish off docks, the river bank, bridges, or boat without a fishing license. 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