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 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
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