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Links to stories about fishing from newspapers, broadcasters and websites, especially stories about fishing on Kerr (Buggs Island) Lake.

Weighing in on new laws to protect catfish

Date of Story: 
Thursday, January 11, 2018
Source: 
Lake Gaston Gazette-Observer

North Carolina Wildlife is taking threats to the Lake Gaston fishery very seriously and is proposing changes that will affect area blue catfish populations. N.C. Wildlife Office Dustin Durham said that the commission is proposing a new rule that will limit the number of catfish over 32 inches long that one can have in their daily creel limit, specifically in Kerr, Lake Gaston and Roanoke Rapids lakes, and a select few other estuaries in the state.

Brush up on Kerr Lake crappie

Date of Story: 
Sunday, December 24, 2017
Source: 
North Carolina Sportsman

Cooler weather pushes slabs to brush in big lake's tributary creeks. Keith Wray of Fish Doc Guide Service in Eden, N.C., spends about as much time planting brush piles in Kerr Lake as he does fishing for crappie.

Recycle your Christmas Tree Into Fish Habitat

Date of Story: 
Sunday, December 17, 2017
Source: 
U.S. Army Corps of Engineers

Once again the US Army Corps of Engineers at John H. Kerr Reservoir will be accepting used live Christmas Trees until January 31st to be recycled into fish habitat. Designated drop off areas will be located at four Corps boat ramps/day use areas located throughout Mecklenburg County.

Kerr Lake catfish on fire

Date of Story: 
Monday, November 27, 2017
Source: 
North Carolina Sportsman

Falling water temperatures plus plentiful blue catfish equals abundant catches this month at Kerr Lake on the North Carolina/ Virginia border. While techniques remain largely the same as summer, the fishes’ attitudes will be improved, and an angler who intercept them on their highways is in store for a big day.

Eastland Creek Boat Ramp to be Closed

Date of Story: 
Tuesday, November 21, 2017
Source: 
U.S. Army Corps of Engineers

Eastland Creek Ramp is closed today and tomorrow as we prepare the area for repaving. It will be open Thursday morning through the weekend and then closed again Monday through Wednesday of next week (Nov. 27-29) to be paved.

On the Water Weekly

Date of Story: 
Sunday, October 29, 2017
Source: 
Henderson Daily Dispatch

After spending Friday and Saturday on Kerr Lake successfully locating schools of baitfish and the largemouth bass, stripers and big catfish that follow them toward shallow water every fall, I thought Richard Hinton and I might do good in Sundays CATT bass tournament.

On the Water Weekly: Looking forward to Kerr Lake

Date of Story: 
Sunday, October 15, 2017
Source: 
Henderson Daily Dispatch

After not being on the water fishing for the last couple of weeks I’m looking forward to 4 days on Kerr Lake starting next Thursday. Joseph Sharpe and I will fish as a team in the CATT tournament on 10/22, launching from Occoneechee Landing in Clarksville.

Kerr Lake Level Very Low; Palmer Point Ramp Closed

Date of Story: 
Thursday, September 28, 2017
Source: 
U.S. Army Corps of Engineers

As many of our visitors may have noticed, the lake level is 3 feet lower than guide curve for this time of year, which is 299.5'. The lake level is around 296' today. Unfortunately, as of yesterday, we have had to close the Palmer Point Ramp. Please be cautious when boating to avoid any hazards that are a result of low water.

Guins Wins Bass Fishing League Tournament on Kerr Lake

Date of Story: 
Tuesday, September 26, 2017
Source: 
BassResource.com

Jonathon Guins of Wendell, North Carolina, weighed a two-day cumulative of eight bass totaling 24 pounds, 13 ounces, to win the Bass Fishing League (BFL) Piedmont Division tournament on Kerr Lake. For his win, Guins earned $8,011. Guins said he fished a 2- to 3-mile stretch midlake to catch his fish.

Tobacco Bass Invitational Results

Date of Story: 
Monday, September 18, 2017
Source: 
Kerr Lake Guide

RESULTS ~~ 28th ANNUAL TOBACCO BASS INVITATIONAL TOURNAMENT
September 16th, 2017~~KERR LAKE -- FLEMINGTOWN LANDING WILDLIFE RAMP

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