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    I am moving to Asheville in about ten days and have my first tournament on High Rock Lake. I was hoping for some information not only about High Rock but any good surrounding waters near Asheville. Thanks in advance!
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    High Rock
    I'm 10 minutes from High Rock and it's my Local Lake and all I can tell ya is Good Luck!!! The bass have seen everything a thousand times I'm guessing...They have Tournaments every weekend and alot of other days as well...The Bass I have caught don't even put up a fight but rather just lay on their side like 'Here I go again!!' I don't bass fish as much as I once did and have switched mainly to Cat Fishing myself...I would spend $80 to $100 a day on gas just to run up and down lake and catch maybe 3 -2 pounders just to toss back in but it is a very popular lake and has a reputation for Great bass Fishing...Maybe It's just me that can't figure them out lol...Good Luck
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    bass fishing
    I live in asheville and fish Fontana lake a lot for bass.This is a great lake for bass fishing.Its not a very far drive from Asheville.Also Lake James has gotten good reviews for great bass fishing,but I mostly fish for crappie there myself. Lake James is just about a 40 minute drive from Asheville. Welcome to the area and if you have any questions about directions, just ask.
    You can look at some of my past posts and get an idea of the bass fishing at Fontana and the scenery around the lake.They have tournaments on Fontana .Good Luck
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    If I was you!
    GT summed it up! The whole lake can be great, but you can spend a week trying to catch a limit, if you let it overwhelm you! If there is current, fishing can be great! If the main lake near Southmont is muddy, go on down Hwy 8 to flat swamp and fish or Abbotts. I like it up river around log jams with spinnerbaits when there is current. But, if you don't know the lake I would just stay out from up there! When it is muddy the main lake will tear your boat to pieces. It isn't uncommon to see whole trees floating down river. Add the wind it can be dangerous! I would just fish as close to the weigh in spot as possible and not try to run all the way to other end of the lake. There is a lot of brushpiles in High Rock, so plan on losing a lot of lures. But, if you fish structure good then Spiderjigs can't be beat! Patience is key! Don't be too proud to drop the front anchor upwind and fish a spot from the back of the boat. That way you fish a spot out and not spend all your time using a trolling motor to get back on the point or dropoff! You can catch a limit on one or two good spots. GL
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