R.D. Holt Reservoir. This 385 lake just outside of Butner,NC boast a tremendous fishery, particularly for Bream, Shell cracker and Crappie. The Bass population is overcrowded and a new rule is in effect for this lake. 10 fish can be caught and taken home except only 2 maybe greater than 14 inches. So that means the 8 other have to less than 14 or you could keep 10 10 inchers,
The name of this lake is confusing, Named RD Holt Lake and impounded in 1956, most locals call it Holt Lake or Butner Lake.
The city refers to it as lake Holt. and the name of the road leading to the ramp is Lake Holt Road.
Whatever you call it, it is a very good fishery.
Below is the Lake Holt Concession, You pay inside to fish and launch a boat (Fishing is 2$ and launching a boat is another 3$) and you can also get a very good meal while you are there. I eat there at least once a week.
A look towards the ramp from the Balcony.
Now looking left off the Balcony.
A closer look at the ramp from the Balcony
These new Docks were in place for The Memorial Day Weekend
The State did an awesome job on these new floating docks.
6/29/2015 The Foundation for the Floating Pier is ready along with a newly poured sidewalk
Workers towing the 1st piece of the pier on June 29th
Pier Finished and ready By the July 4th weekend,
Here is the sign, you can keep 10 bass up to 14 inches of which only 2 can be greater than 14 inches.
So , you could keep 10 less than 14 inches or 8 less than 14 and 2 over 14. What this tells us is there are too many small bass here and they need to be harvested.
Added- 8/23/15 , I watched the weigh in of a night tournament held by the Jon Boat bass Anglers(an electric only club) this am at 8am. This tournament started at 8pm 8/22 and ended 12 hours later. several bass over 6 lbs were weighed in along with one over 7 so there are some big fish here. I also heard just the other day of a 20 lb catfish recently caught.
This Dam is on the end of a Cove at Holt lake. the Lake above this dam is Called "Lightning Lake"
These bream were from a Memorial day trip I took here 2 years ago, you can see that post here