On Kerr Lake stripers are being caught trolling Redfins and bucktails, 10-15 feet deep, in the main channel from Clarksville to Bowie Point. Broken back Redfins are producing well at night toward the dam and in Eastland Creek.
Clarksville will roll out the red carpet on Saturday for residents, visitors vendors and more as the town plays host to the 2016 Big Lake Flea Market. Vendors from Clarksville, the surrounding area and beyond will be on hand with a wide assortment of items.
In an ongoing effort to control the growth and spread of the invasive aquatic plant hydrilla in John H. Kerr Reservoir, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers released sterile grass carp (white amur) during the month of April. The grass carp preferentially feed on hydrilla over other aquatic plants and will provide a biological approach to help control this invasive species.
The Roanoke River Basin Association and the Southern Environmental Law Center announced Monday they are suing Duke Energy Progress for violations of the Clean Water Act at their Mayo Steam Plant in Roxboro, where 6.9 million tons of coal ash are stored in an unlined pit on the banks of the Mayo Lake in N.C. Water from the area feeds into the Roanoke River.
At least two boats participating in a FLW fishing tournament in Nutbush Creek on Kerr Lake were swamped by high waves last weekend according to the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers. No one was injured but the boats had to be padded to shore and await help. There were strong winds producing unusually high waves.
A lack of volunteers is causing area rescue squads to question the future of the organizations in Southside. That was the message delivered by Floyd Edmonds of the Mecklenburg County Rescue Association.
Despite blustery winds of up to 40 mph and unseasonably cool temperatures, the Clarksville Lake Country Wine Festival drew more than 1,200 people who turned out for the 10th anniversary event Saturday in downtown Clarksville.
Jeff Queen of Catawba, North Carolina, weighed a five-bass limit totaling 20 pounds, 9 ounces, Saturday to win the FLW Bass Fishing League (BFL) North Carolina Division tournament on Kerr Lake. For his victory, Queen took home $4,507.
Michael Belter of Reidsville, North Carolina, weighed a five-bass limit totaling 19 pounds, 12 ounces, Saturday to win the FLW Bass Fishing League (BFL) Piedmont Division tournament on Kerr Lake. For his victory, Belter took home $6,514.
The cast of Halifax County Little Theatre’s Shrek the Musical is so excited to bring this beloved comedy to the stage that they’re all having parfaits because everyone loves them. Directed by Kasey Rising with musical direction by Cheri Blackwell and Andre Williamson, Shrek is HCLT’s final show of their 60th Anniversary Season