Meredith Reservoir or Lake Meredith offers an array of species to anglers. While the most prominent sport fish are walleye, the smallmouth bass population is also robust thanks to an abundance of the rocky habitat that they prefer. Crappie can be fished year-round, while white bass, largemouth bass, and yellow perch are more sparse. Bank access is somewhat difficult thanks to a limited number of access points, but a number of boat ramps allow fishing craft to be easily launched.
Ninety percent of harvested walleye are caught from April through June. Fish slowly with small tackle and a 6 pound or smaller test line. Crankbaits and spinners will work for walleye, but more successful methods include drift fishing minnow or nightcrawlers on a small jig head in about 15 feet of water. Focus on the shoreline near rock outcrops and dropoffs.
Smallmouth bass thrive in the reservoir’s rocky habitat. Their best season is spring, when the water reaches 60 degrees. Fish for smallmouths along rock shorelines, near structure or dropoffs. Use crankbaits, spinners, worms, minnows or crayfish.
Lake Meredith Fish:
Lake Meredith boat ramps:
The following boat ramps provide access to Lake Meredith.