Catawba River

Details

Location:
Rock Hill, SC
United States United States
Coordinates:
34.5416, -80.869
Distance:
220 Miles
Description:

The Catawba River (named after the Native American tribes that first settled on the banks) is a tributary of the Wateree River in the U.S. states of North Carolina and South Carolina. The river is approximately 220 miles (350 km) long. It rises in the Appalachian Mountains and drains into Piedmont, and is impounded through series of reservoirs for flood control and hydroelectricity. The river is named after the Catawba tribe of Native Americans.

It rises in the Blue Ridge Mountains in western McDowell County, North Carolina, approximately 20 miles (30 km) east of Asheville. It flows ENE, forming, along with the Linville River, Lake James. It then passes north of Morganton, then southeast through the Lake Norman reservoir. From Lake Norman it flows south, passing west of Charlotte, then flowing through the Mountain Island Lake and Lake Wylie reservoirs, where it forms approximately 10 miles (15 km) of the border between North Carolina and South Carolina. It flows into northern South Carolina, passing east of Rock Hill, then through Fishing Creek Reservoir near Great Falls, and then into the Lake Wateree reservoir, approximately 30 miles (50 km) northeast of Columbia. At the now-submerged confluence with Wateree Creek, it becomes the Wateree River.

Spot Access:
Boat Ramp, Parking (car/truck), Parking (boat/trailer), Picnic Area, Power Boats Allowed, Swimming Area, Shore fishing access, Camping, Fly Fishing, Wading, Floating, Bait shop on site
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Map

Map for 34.5416, -80.869
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Fishing Reports

Wrenchead321
almost 3 years ago (09/08/2011)

Catawba River Fishing Report 09.08.11

Largemouth bass fishing is really good. Using Beetle spins, inline Spinners, and any lures resembling wounded shad. Catfishing is also in full swing using Nightcrawlers, and Shrimp.

Fish

Largemouth-240-fw

Bass, Largemouth (Micropterus salmoides)

Freshwater
Spottedbass-240-fw

Bass, Spotted (Micropterus punctulatus)

Freshwater
263
Stripedbass-240-fwsw

Bass, Striped (Morone saxatilis)

848
Whitebass-240-fw

Bass, White (Morone chrysops)

Freshwater
492
Bluegill-240-fwsw

Bluegill (Lepomis macrochirus)

Freshwater
Bowfin-240-fw

Bowfin (Amia calva)

Freshwater
69
Brownbullhead-240-fw

Bullhead, Brown (Ameiurus nebulosus)

Freshwater
Yellowbullhead-240-fw

Bullhead, Yellow (Ameiurus natalis)

Freshwater
283
Carpcommon-219-fwsw

Carp, Common (Cyprinus Carpio)

Bluecatfish-240-fw

Catfish, Blue (Ictalurus furcatus)

Freshwater
322
Blackcrappie-240-fwsw

Crappie, Black (Pomoxis nigromaculatus)

Whitecrappie-240-fwsw

Crappie, White (Pomoxis annularis)

782
Northernpike-240-fwsw

Northern Pike (Esox lucius)

Freshwater
Whiteperch-240-fw

Perch, White (Morone americana)

Freshwater
480
Greensunfish-240-fw

Sunfish, Green (Lepomis cyanellus)

Freshwater
285
Pumpkinseed-240-fw

Sunfish, Pumpkinseed (Lepomis gibbosus)

Freshwater
919
Redbreastsunfish-240-fw

Sunfish, Redbreast (Lepomis auritus)

Freshwater
178
Warmouth-240-fwsw

Warmouth (Lepomis gulosus)

148

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