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Fontana Lake Fishing

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Contact UsChoose a half day or full day trip for the ultimate fishing and sightseeing experience!

Fontana Lake has more than 240 miles of shoreline and reaches depths of more than 400 feet. Its deep, cold waters boast one of the most diverse fish populations anywhere in the country.

It is home to many northern fish such as Walleye, Muskie and Smallmouth Bass. In fact, record-size Muskie and Walleye have been pulled from its rocky depths. Many believe it's one of the best smallmouth bass fishing lakes in the country.

Fontana LakeFontana Lake is unique in many ways; shoreline development has been kept to a minimum. More than 90 percent of the land around the lake is owned by either the National Park Service or the US Forest Service, making Fontana Lake a one-of-a-kind fishing and sightseeing experience.

With a lake of such diversity and depth, you never know what you might hook up with:

22 ft pontoon boatOur 22' pontoon boat is specialized for fishing Fontana Lake. There is plenty of room for fishing and relaxing. All tackle and bait provided for lake trips, but you can always feel free to bring along your favorite gear. Bring plenty to eat and drink while out on the lake, as well as sunblock and repellent.

BearBring along a camera and binoculars, as wildlife is often spotted along the banks of the Great Smoky Mountains National Park. Black bear, fox, bobcats, wild boar, turkey, bald eagles, ospreys, otters, and deer are among the many species of wildlife that are often seen around the banks of Fontana Lake.


All local and state fishing rules, bag limits and licensing requirements apply. Each fisherman is solely responsible for obtaining his/her license requirements prior to fishing.

NC State websitePurchase your fishing license online using the official North Carolina Wildlife Resources Commission website.