Lake Mattamuskeet is a very shallow lake allowing only small boats access to approximately 40,000 acres of prime warmwater fishing. In addition to the lake, there are miles of canals available for bank fishing. Favorite species to catch are largemouth bass, white perch, crappie, sunfish, catfish and blue crabs. For more information consult our fishing regulations.
A freshwater fishing license is required to fish. The lake is closed to all boats November 1 to March 1.
A freshwater fishing license is required to catch crabs. Crabs must be caught by hand lines only- up to fiver per person. Crab pots are not permitted. Crabs must be at least 5 inches, point to point, and the limit is 12 per person per day.
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Swan Days is a celebration of the return of the Tundra Swans to Lake Mattamuskeet! Fun for the whole family with many exciting events!