The Kerr Lake level is at 303 and falling. Fishing is improving as the water falls and clears. Crappie anglers are loading coolers with 1-3 pound fish, using small minnows over brushpiles and around bridge pilings.
Recent rain from Hurricane Matthew brought Kerr up to 307.5 ft (7.5 ft into the flood pool). Inflows into Kerr are averaging 35,000 cfs from the storm over the last 7 days (peak hourly inflow close to 90,000 cfs) . So we have inflows into Kerr that would support the maximum flood release of 35,000 cfs allowed under our revised flood operations (QRR).
The FLW Bass Fishing League (BFL) is headed to Kerr Lake Oct. 6-8 for the second of six BFL regional championships. The three-day tournament, which is presented by Evinrude, will feature the top 50 boaters and 50 co-anglers from each of the Northeast, Savannah River, Shenandoah and Volunteer divisions.
It’s time again for the 7th Annual Mecklenburg’s Finest Charity Cook-off. The event will be held on Friday, September 30th from 4 to 6:30 pm in the parking lot behind the upper level of the Virginia Avenue Mall.
“Australia’s First Lady of the Blues,” Anni Piper, continues her Summer/Fall “More Guitars than Friends” Tour, in support of her critically-acclaimed album of the same name, with an upcoming performance at the Second Annual Big Buggs Island Blues Bash, at Robbins Ballpark, in Clarksville Saturday, Sept. 24.
Exasperated homeowners and builders on Kerr Reservoir who want to install new docks at waterfront properties have been stymied for more than two years by a moratorium imposed by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers as it updates its Shoreline Management Plan (SMP).
It’s been two months since the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers implemented the Quasi-Run-of-River (QRR) plan, and already reports are showing Lake Gaston is spending less time in flood control operations.
The Clarksville Community Players and VETS, Inc. will host an unforgettable evening of music September 14th at 7:30pm at the Clarksville Fine Arts Center This free concert will feature world renowned violinist Natasha Korsakova accompanied on piano by maestro and artistic director of the Carolina Philharmonic and Orchestra 2100 David Micheal Wolff.
When fish are found, anglers can load the boat, but finding them is the trick. Best action is coming from midlake and downlake areas, and seems to be centered around the points halfway back in the creeks and in the edges of the flooded cover in the coves.