John H. Kerr Reservoir, also known as Kerr Lake, is a 50,000-acre fishing destination. Anglers can fish for bass, crappie, walleye, white bass, perch, striper, catfish, and sunfish. Conditions at the lake produce a plentiful population of game and baitfish. Anglers enjoy fishing from the 850 miles of shoreline, or heading out on the water in a boat, canoe, or kayak. Spring and fall are the best times to fish from the banks, whereas summer and winter are the best times to fish in the deeper water. Look for schools of baitfish because that’s where you’ll find the game fish. The lake offers several boat ramps.
John H. Kerr Reservoir Fish:
John H. Kerr Reservoir boat ramps:
The following boat ramps provide access to John H. Kerr Reservoir.