Charlie Taylor's Fishing Report - July 21, 017

Updated: 
Friday, July 21, 2017

Kerr Lake is at full pool and stable. Stripers are being caught vertical jigging with Hopkins spoons. Better areas are Nutbush Creek and County Line Creek, on the lower end of the lake.

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Father, stepdaughter seriously injured on lake as jet ski hits bridge

Date of Story: 
Monday, July 17, 2017
Source: 
SoVANow.com

A Monday afternoon collision involving a personal watercraft on Buggs Island Lake left a North Carolina man and his stepdaughter seriously injured, with both victims airlifted to Duke Medical Center in Durham, N.C.

Traffic Restricted Across Kerr Dam

Date of Story: 
Monday, July 17, 2017
Source: 
U.S. Army Corps of Engineers

The Army Corps of Engineers says effective July 20th, traffic across Kerr Dam will be restricted to a maximum of 15 tons. There will be signs directing overweight vehicles. The Corps says the restriction will remain until it can complete "maintenance and repairs to the bridge."

Loaner Life Jackets

Date of Story: 
Thursday, July 13, 2017
Source: 
U.S. Army Corps of Engineers

We are in the full swing of summer now and we would like to take a moment to remind all our visitors of our life jacket loaner trees! At all of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers beaches on John H. Kerr, we provide life jackets FREE of charge. We have more available at our entrance booths to our campgrounds too! All we ask is that you return them when you are done!

Henderson, N.C. man drowns in Buggs Island Lake

Date of Story: 
Monday, July 10, 2017
Source: 
SoVANow.com

A 27-year-old Henderson, N.C. man who drowned in Buggs Island Lake on Sunday afternoon has been identified as Larry Bobbitt, according to the Mecklenburg County Sheriff’s Office. MCSO Cpl. Byrt Carnes was called to the day use area of Longwood Park near Clarksville late Sunday afternoon to investigate a possible drowning.

Cantaloupe festival draws big crowd

Date of Story: 
Saturday, July 8, 2017
Source: 
Henderson Daily Dispatch

High temperatures Saturday afternoon didn’t stop an estimated 3,500 people from attending the annual Ridgeway Cantaloupe Festival to help benefit the small community’s historical society and volunteer fire department.

5 kayakers pulled from river amid rough waters

Date of Story: 
Wednesday, July 5, 2017
Source: 
Lake Gaston Gazette-Observer

Rescue efforts were underway Thursday just before lunchtime after five kayakers on the Roanoke River capsized in turbulent waters and were plunged into the water. Authorities received a call just before 11 a.m. in regard to a boating incident that occurred in the vicinity of Tailrace Park, just downstream of Kerr Dam, resulting in five women of various ages going overboard.

Boat capsizes, 3 elderly men dumped in river

Date of Story: 
Saturday, June 24, 2017
Source: 
South Hill Enterprise

Three senior-aged men had to be rescued from the Roanoke River on Wednesday evening after their boat capsized, dumping them and their gear into the water. Mecklenburg County 911 received a call just before 7 p.m. from a subject who reported that a man approached his home from the river asking to contact 911.

Federal lawsuit filed against Duke Energy

Date of Story: 
Wednesday, June 21, 2017
Source: 
Lake Gaston Gazette-Observer

The Southern Environmental Law Center, on behalf of the Roanoke River Basin Association, today filed an enforcement action in federal court against Duke Energy for its illegal plans to leave over 6 million tons of coal ash in groundwater and a stream behind an old leaking dam at its Mayo facility in Person County, N.C.

For 12th year, Relay for Life golf tournament a success

Date of Story: 
Saturday, June 3, 2017
Source: 
Henderson Daily Dispatch

For the 12th straight year, Jeannette Brummitt and her relay team “Angels Among Us” hosted the Relay for Life Golf Tournament at Kerr Lake Country Club. And for the 12th straight year, the Bartholomew brothers were happy to attend. In her decade-plus of organizing this event, Brummitt — a survivor of cancer — has established quite a following.

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