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Fishing Program: Higgins Tournament


Fishing is allowed from fishing piers and boats. Annual passes are available and each marina office sells NC fishing and hunting licenses. No bank fishing is allowed.

Boat ramps are available for private boat 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.

Fish found in the lakes: largemouth bass, black and white crappie, channel catfish, brown and yellow bullhead, yellow perch, chain pickerel, bluegill, redbreast sunfish, pumpkinseed, warmouth, red ear/shellcracker, threadfin and gizzard shad. Bodie bass (hybrid) and striped bass can be found in Lake Townsend.


2019 Tournaments

Higgins Fall Bass Tournament

Saturday, October 26 

Gates open at 6 am
Tournament starts at 7 am
Weigh-in at 3 pm

One fish tournament, $20 per person
Trophies and cash prizes for 1st, 2nd, & 3rd place
No preregistration

Townsend Big Bass Night Tournaments 
First Friday of the month, May through October

May 3   Jun 7   Jul 5   Aug 2   Sep 6   Oct 4   
6 pm to 10 pm
$10 entry fee per person

80% payback, 1 payout for heaviest bass


big fish 8.65

Townsend Spring Bass Tournament - RESULTS
Saturday, April 6

36 participants
26 fish weighed in with a total weight of 87.85 lbs

1st Place      5 fish  12.50 lbs     Richard Byrd & Ivey Sneed

2nd Place     2 fish  11.40 lbs     David Reid & Danny Wiatrolik

3rd Place      2 fish  10.25 lbs     Jeff Jackson & Andrew Byrd

BIG FISH        8.65 lbs    David Reid



August 7.30

2019 Field & Stream Big Bass Battle

Year-long tournament at all Greensboro lakes
$25 one-time entry fee
 Largest bass wins the month
Monthly winner receives: 
annual permit 
$50 gift card to Field & Stream
Entry into Fish-Off

Field and Stream Big Bass Battle