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Fishing Program: Higgins Tournament

Fishing at the City Lakes

The City Lakes, Lake Brandt, Lake Higgins, and Lake Townsend, offer various fishing opportunities for new and experienced anglers alike. For the competitive fishermen, the lakes host various fishing tournaments throughout the year. The lakes are stocked with largemouth bass, Bodie bass (hybrid), crappie, catfish and sunfish. Fishing is allowed from fishing piers and boats. City Lakes offer annual fishing permits and each marina office sells NC fishing and hunting licenses.

Boat ramps are available for private boats launches and each lake offers rowboats for rent year-round. Customers may bring their own electric trolling motors or gas powered motors (less than 10 hp) for use on the rental rowboats.  

fall bass tournament

Fall 2017 Bass Tournament at Lake Higgins 

We had a beautiful day and 42 participants for the annual fall tournament this year. 

October 21 Tournament Winners

1st Place         Mike Ward    3.55 lbs

2nd Place    George Brown  2.95 lbs

3rd Place        Gary Tyrell    2.75 lbs


Spring bass tournament

2017 Spring Bass Tournament Results

We had a record turnout for the annual Spring Bass Tournament at Lake Higgins. Forty-three participants were involved and the winning fish weighed 6.80 lbs.  

April 8 Tournament Winners

1st Place    Rocky Alexander   6.80 lbs

2nd Place     Joey Hopkins      6.60lbs

3rd Place      Gary Tyrell         4.85 lbs

Last updated: 10/31/2017 11:48:38 AM