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.
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
Townsend Spring Bass Tournament - RESULTS
Saturday, April 6
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
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:
$50 gift card to Field & Stream
Entry into Fish-Off