The Hiwassee River’s riverbed is fairly level as it travels along the valley floor and great for fishing and fly fishing due to its accessibility. All mountain rivers are either located on forestry lands, county lands or private lands. Valley lands are primarily private owned though in many cases county roads both paved and unpaved skirt these waterways in many places. To find access to these fishing locations it best to use a county map or gain permission from private property owners to access the riverbank. Maps concerning National Forest property will locate river access from unpaved roads yet most forest river and stream access is often overgrown with fewer access points though the isolation in these forest locations is its own reward. Lake Chatuge was founded in 1942. TVA (Tennessee Valley Authority) constructed a 2,950 foot earth-filled dam across the Hiawassee River. Originally for the purpose of flood control and to bring affordable electrical power to the area.

Lake Chatuge has an abundance of scenic coves along its 133 mile shoreline are great for fishing, swimming, boating, camping and other water sports. Lake Chatuge which travels between Hiawassee Georgia and Hayesville North Carolina. The entire lake is approximately 7,200 acres, 3,700 of which are in Clay County.

The Weir, just north of the dam, offers picnic tables and a launch for canoes and tubes for a trip on the Hiawassee River to a take out area near Fires Creek Wildlife Management Area.

There are three public boat ramps on the North Carolina side of Lake Chatuge: Jackrabbit Mountain Campground, off Hwy 175; Gibson Cove Campground, off Myers Chapel Road; and Ledford Chapel Wildlife Access Ramp, on Hwy 64.

Fishing: Thirty-two species of fish inhabit Lake Chatuge, with Small Mouth Bass, Large Mouth Bass, spotted Bass, Sunfish and White Bass predominating. Striped White Bass hybrids are stocked annually.

Fishing licenses are required for all except residents using digestible bait, whether fishing in streams or the lake; short-term licenses are available for visitors.

Flowing westward the Hiwassee River winds is way across the extreme southwestern tail of Western North Carolina. Finding its way to the mountain town of Murphy, Cherokee County North Carolina the Hiwassee River joins the Valley River converging on the northern tip of Murphy. Together the two rivers flow through a gorge a short distant to Hiwassee Lake and merge with the waters of Nottely River in the Nantahala National Forest. Hiwassee Lake is located north of the town of Murphy below the southern edge of the Lower Unaka Mountains also known as the Unicoi Mountains. Hiwassee Lake is a long channel lake with many side channels to explore for fishing enthusiast. The lake is also used for recreational boating though there’s no large body of water on the lake, which often draws most boating recreation. 

CK1 VENTURE FISHING KAYAK

$999.00  

An 11 ft High-Weight Capacity Throw-And-Go With An Emphasis On Paddling Performance.

The CK1 Venture provides a completely customizable platform for every kind of paddler. This kayak was designed to navigate a wide range of waterways with ease and versatility. From camping and fishing to spending time in nature with your family, the CK1 is ready for your next venture.

SPECS

LENGTH

11'

WIDTH

34"

WEIGHT

60 LBS

CAPACITY

400 LBS

 Lite Tackle Fishing Kayak

$1099.00

In contrast to cluttered fishing kayaks on the market, the LiteTackle utilizes clean, refined design without limiting functionality.

The LiteTackle offers an open floor layout for casting and stand up paddling, a cockpit that fits a 55 gallon cooler to be used as an elevated seat, integrated accessory rails, one of a kind storage, and versatile bungee strap down systems. You can even clamp a trolling motor straight to the stern.

COLORS:

(aqua, seafoam, citron, march, sand)


SPECS
LENGTH

12' 4"

WIDTH

34"

WEIGHT

75 LBS

CAPACITY

450 LBS

READY FOR ADVENTURE

STORAGE SOLUTIONS

The LiteTackle is packed with storage options that anglers can tailor to their specific needs. The front hatch can store rods up to 8' long. Two stash pockets on both sides of the cockpit keep your essentials close by. At the stern, the YakAttack Gear Tracks allow you to easily customize your bungee position and the four pad-eyes allow for more mounting options.

UltraLite

$849.00

By utilizing our patented and highly engineered hull system that features a full-length keel design, its small size does not compromise stability or paddling performance.

The UltraLite’s lightweight construction makes it easily transportable to remote locations, and its compact design is maneuverable in small, tight areas creating a kayak ideal for creeks, rivers, and bays.

The performance and comfort found in the UltraLite make this an excellent kayak for anglers and non-anglers alike. Small, fun, and as close to the fish as possible, this is UltraLite fishing.