Fishing Areas in Alexander County

Lake Hickory, Whittenburg Public Fishing Area (PFA), Hickory

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How To Go:
From I-40 in Hickory, take exit 125; go north 7.5 miles on N.C. 127. Just after crossing Lake Hickory, turn left on S.R. 1208; go 0.3 mile. Turn left on S.R. 1141; go 0.2 mile to Whittenburg Boating Access Area. A separate parking area for the public fishing area is located at the eastern end of the boating access area.

About the Lake Hickory, Whittenburg:
Two piers have been constructed. In times of severe drawdown, the slope of the walkway out to the piers may slightly exceed current recommendations. The main walkway is paved and relatively fiat. Universally accessible parking is provided. Trees and brush have been added to attract fish.

Primary Fish Species: Largemouth bass, crappie, sunfish and catfish.

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