Where to go fishing near Clayton?
Fishing is a big deal here in North Carolina and there is every type of fishing available. From beach casting on a beautiful Carolina Beach to fly fishing for big wild trout in the streams and rivers in the Blue Ridge Mountains and everything in between. Its the in between we’ll be discussing here and where to find fishing spots in Wake and Johnston Counties. There are a couple of great public fishing options available to residents in the Triangle and no more than a short drive.
Lake Wheeler is a 650 acre lake and 150 park that is run by the City of Raleigh. They have two fishing piers available, fishing from the bank is not allowed. The cost is $3.00, in North Carolina you do need a fishing license to fish on public water but if an adult has one that will suffice for anyone under 16. You can rent a rowboat for $4 an hour which is a lot of fun. If you think rowing looks easy…think again! Lake Wheeler has largemouth bass, catfish, sunfish and crappies, they have a feeding unit set up near one pier and big catfish are caught here. There is another area called Simpkin’s Pond where bank fishing is allowed. Lake Wheeler is located at 6404 lake Wheeler Rd. in Raleigh
Fishing Spots Near Wake and Johnston County
Lake Johnson is another Raleigh Lake and offers fishing from the boardwalk, rental boats or personal boats. It is very popular with joggers and so parking can sometimes be an issue, depending on the time of day you go. Lake Johnson has largemouth bass, crappie, bream, catfish and carp. Lake Johnson is located at 4601 Avent Ferry Road, Raleigh, NC 27606.
Falls Lake is a huge 12,000 acre lake north of Raleigh and has many access points, campgrounds, beaches etc. It has numerous artificial reefs and fish shelters and a continuous stocking program. Got a boat then Falls Lake is the spot for you.
Johnston County places to fish.
Johnston County is home to hundreds of ponds on private farms and in neighborhoods, some are open to the public and some are not. Some neighborhoods have their own ponds and may stock them for residents.
It is wise to find someone who owns a pond in Johnston County and befriend them!
The Neuse River runs through Johnston County and is known for having huge catfish. Depending where you are and the time of the year there are plenty of other fish in the Neuse, Saw a decent size Gar in there once.
Below is a list of the most recent homes for sale in Wake and Johnston Counties with either waterfront access or waterfront views and they can range in price from many millions to under $200,000.
If you would like to find a home with a pond or waterfront access call (919) 601-2268 or email firstname.lastname@example.org