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Shook's Marina


Marinas & Fishing Guides

About Us

Shook's Marina is located on the beautiful Lake Hiwassee just 11 miles from downtown Murphy, NC. This lake is a world class fishing destination that has produced many state record fish. We are also home to the second largest WORLD RECORD striped bass ever caught in fresh water. The many fish over 60 pounds include striped bass, musky, and catfish that have been caught here. Come try for a world-record fish or just fish for fun catching the many species of fish like sunfish, crappie, spotted bass, large-mouth bass, small-mouth bass, striped bass, perch, walleye, pike, and various kinds of catfish. Trout can also be caught here. With depths over 300 ft and 185 miles of shoreline, there is no telling what you can catch. We have a boat ramp to launch your boat or rent one of ours for the day. For longer stays we have boat slips available to park your boats. For a ton of fun and memories come out to Shook's Marina on Hiwassee Lake located in the Nantahala National Forest.

Here at Shook's Marina you can meet the famous sociable carp Ralph. He is our official greeter. Feel free to go down to the dock and have Ralph eat right from your hand. If you are lucky, he might even bring his buddy, Mrs. Carp over to give your toe a kiss in appreciation for his snack. Sure to make the kids squeal with delight and excitement. Enjoy all of this free of charge while being surrounded by the breathtaking beauty of the Nantahala National Forest.

The boats we rent are pontoons, powerboat, fishing boat, john boat, kayaks, canoes, and paddle boats. Call for reservations or the current weather conditions. 828-837-2863.

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