Kerr Lake is a big reservoir that boasts some big crappie, and guide Chris Bullock of Fountain reports that citation-sized slabs are being plucked from brush piles using two of his favorite techniques: casting jigs and jigging small spoons.
Bass are schooled up on structure and can be consistently caught on old road beds and points in 4-10 feet of water. Fish are aggressively hitting lures bumped on structure. Best lures are plastic worms and grubs in light colors, fished on Carolina rigs.
Despite efforts to stem the spread of hydrilla in Kerr reservoir, US Army Corps of Engineers officials continue to find new outgrowths of the invasive plant. A 2014 survey of the lake estimated there were 1,116 acres of hydrilla, an increase of nearly 230 acres from 2013.
A 4-year-old local boy who was pulled unconscious from the lake near North Bend Park on Sunday succumbed to his injuries Tuesday, Aug. 26 around 3:30 p.m. Mecklenburg County Sheriff Bobby Hawkins said that when police arrived at the scene around noon on Sunday, family members and the park rangers were already administering CPR.
The Coal Ash Management Act that won final approval by the Republican-led General Assembly Wednesday is better than the Republicans’ previous approach to leaking coal ash pits. Namely, “Let’s adjourn and do nothing.”
The Kerr Lake Regional Water System authority board has restarted the process to secure a state permit to allow it to pull more water from Kerr Lake. During a meeting Monday, the board discussed plans to evaluate and model the current flow of water -- 10 million gallons a day -- and how an extra 10 million gallons would affect the environment.
Come and celebrate the fall season the first weekend in October at the Annual Harvest Days Festival! The 19th annual Harvest Days Festival will bring a major celebration to Virginia’s only lakeside town on October 3rd & 4th.