Fish are abundant in this deep cold water mountain lake.  Sport fish include smallmouth & largemouth bass, rainbow & brown trout and walleye, but sunfish, white bass, perch, catfish and bluegill are possible catches morning, noon and night.

Since 2012, a total of 5000 brown and rainbow trout have been stocked in the lake each year by the N.C.Wildlife Resources Commission.  Read more about their efforts.