• All North Carolina Wildlife Fish and Game regulations apply. Please contact the N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission for any changes in regulations at 1-888-248-6834 or (919) 707-0391 or visit their website.
  • Anyone 16 or older is required to have a N.C. Fishing License.
  • Live minnow bait is allowed in the lake.

Where to Purchase Bait

Forsyth Bait & Tackle
4332 Old Walkertown Road
Winston-Salem, NC
(336) 661-0210

Sports Fisherman Center
3460 Clemmons Road
Clemmons, NC
(336) 766-9486

Where to Obtain a Fishing License

  • Salem Lake
  • Wal-Mart


Type of Fish Catch Limit
Catfish 6 fish per day per person (no size limit)
Bass 2 fish per day per person (12" minimum size limit)
Bluegill / Bream no number or size limits
Grass Carp not allowed to catch - must be returned

The fishing lake is stocked seasonally with bass and bream.