Charlie Taylor's Fishing Report - May 22, 2015

Updated: 
Friday, May 22, 2015

Bass are still feeding. Spinnerbaits in the coves, with particular attention to points, are a good choice. Creature baits, dropped into the middle of buckbrush, will also take the finicky fish. Carolina-rigged lizards are taking lots of fish on main lake and secondary points. Topwaters, such as Zara Spook, will also entice some bass, particularly late in the day.

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Duke Energy To Pay $102 Million in Federal Coal Ash Settlement

Source: 
WSET-TV
Date of Story: 
05/14/2015

Duke Energy pleaded guilty to environmental crimes on Thursday after years of illegal pollution leaking from coal ash dumps at its five North Carolina power plants. The company agreed to pay $102 million in fines and restitution. This happened just over a year after the leak that dumped 37,000 tons of coal ash into the Dan River, forcing weeks of clean up.

If You Find a Fawn, Leave it Alone!

Source: 
Virginia Department of Game & Inland Fisheries
Date of Story: 
05/14/2015

It’s that time of year again when white-tailed deer fawns are showing up in yards and hayfields, and concerned citizens want to know how to help. In almost all cases, the best way to help is to simply give the fawn space and leave it alone.

Hells Angels Motorcycle Club to Hold Conference in Clarksville

Source: 
SoVANow.com
Date of Story: 
05/13/2015

The Town of Clarksville, population 1,100, can expect an influx of summer guests at the end of July when members of the Hells Angels Motorcycle Club ride into town for their annual national conference, situated this year by Buggs Island Lake.

Kerr Lake Park Watch today asked Baskerville to intervene on behalf of Steele Creek Marina

Source: 
Kerr Lake Parkwatch
Date of Story: 
05/05/2015

Kerr Lake Park Watch today asked Vance County Representative Nathan Baskerville to intervene on behalf of a Vance County business with the State Construction Office and the State Property Office regarding new and increasing demands for improvements at Steele Creek Marina, the latest being electrical requirements.

Poteat Wins Bass Fishing League Tournament on Kerr Lake

Source: 
Bass Resource.com
Date of Story: 
05/04/2015

Chad Poteat of Mount Airy, North Carolina, weighed a five-bass limit totaling 17 pounds even Saturday to win the Bass Fishing League (BFL) North Carolina Division tournament on Kerr Lake. For his victory, Poteat earned $6,244.

Small group gets big things done at Hibernia's first Volunteer Day

Source: 
Kerr Lake Parkwatch
Date of Story: 
04/30/2015

Amidst the tug-of-war over water transfers and the like that has dominated the Kerr Lake news lately, another tug-of-war took place this past Saturday where a group of loyal volunteers and Kerr Lake state parks personnel whipped back some extra tasks during a Volunteer Work Day at Hibernia State Recreation Area.

Find undercover crappie this month on Kerr Lake

Source: 
North Carolina Sportsman
Date of Story: 
05/01/2015

May is largely a transition month for crappie across North Carolina, and Kerr Lake, aka Buggs Island, is no different. Nearly all crappie have completed the spawn on the 49,500-acre reservoir that straddles the North Carolina-Virginia border are in some stage of moving from their shallow spawning grounds back to deeper water.

Water usage at Kerr Lake causes debate

Source: 
WRAL-TV
Date of Story: 
04/24/2015

Officials with the Kerr Lake Regional Water System say they want to pull more water from Kerr Lake. The system partners, including Henderson, Oxford and Warren County, would sell the water to outlying areas.

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