Fishing Lake Murray

Lake Murray is wonderful for fishing.  The clear spring fed water makes sight fishing fairly easy.  Small mouth bass are plentiful in Lake Murray.  You can watch as the fish follow your lure swimming through the water.  Small mouth bass are found primarily in the lower (south) end of the lake which is deeper and has rocky points.

There is large mouth bass fishing as well.  This is mostly on north end of the lake in the shallow areas with grass and reeds and other structure you would expect to find large mouth bass in.

The small mouth bass are plentiful and the fight is exciting just as you would expect from a small mouth bass.

Fishing Licenses


Annual Fishing $25 January 1 – December 31

Annual Combination, Fishing & Hunting $42 January 1 – December 31

2-Day Fishing $15 Two consecutive days of choice

Youth Annual Fishing (16 & 17 years old) $5 January 1 – December 31

Youth Annual Combination, Fishing & Hunting (16 & 17 years old) $9 January 1 – December 31


Annual Fishing $55 January 1 – December 31

6-Day Fishing $35 Six consecutive days of choice

1-Day Fishing $15 One day of choice

Fishing Piers

There are a couple of fishing piers around the lake.  One of the fishing piers is located just south of the main state park entrance off of Scenic Highway 77S.  You will see a  sign for a fishing pier and trail.  There is another fishing pier located within the Rock Tower campground area.