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

Piedmont Bass Classics

Date of Story: 
Tuesday, June 20, 2017

The 2017 Piedmont Bass Classics $10,000 Spring Team Bass Trail Championship at Kerr Lake had everything a great Bass Championship should have: Tension, Nervousness, Anxiety, Hopefulness, Happiness, Sadness, Great Weather, Rain, Lightning, Thunder, Food and Mud!!! What a great day with a great turnout, with 82 of the 85 qualified teams attending!!!

Kerr Lake Boat Ramps Reopen

Date of Story: 
Friday, June 2, 2017
Source: 
U.S. Army Corps of Engineers

The Army Corps of Engineers says all of its boat rams are now open. Several were closed because of high water over the last week. The Corps says the lower parking lots of Rudds & Longwood boat ramps remain closed but ramps themselves are open.

Kerr Lake Level Rising for Memorial Day Weekend - Ramps & Campsites Closing

Date of Story: 
Friday, May 26, 2017
Source: 
Kerr Lake Guide

The Army Corps of Engineers says it is anticipating a rise in the Kerr Lake elevation to around 307-308 feet by this weekend. Significant water is being released into Kerr Lake from Smith Mountain Lake. Levels about 306 will result in the closing of boat ramps and campgrounds. .

Ruff Wins Bass Fishing League Tournament on Kerr Lake

Date of Story: 
Monday, May 22, 2017
Source: 
BassResource.com

Boater Travis Ruff of Connelly Springs, North Carolina, weighed a five-bass limit totaling 18 pounds even Saturday to win the FLW Bass Fishing League (BFL) North Carolina Division tournament on Kerr Lake. Ruff took home $5,466 for his victory.

Many Kerr Lake Ramps and Campsites Reopen

Date of Story: 
Thursday, May 4, 2017

Kerr Lake is receding. The elevation Thursday morning is 307.32 and falling. However, the Army Corps warns that forecasters predict some rain in the watershed which, the Corps says, may slow the descent. In addition, the Army Corps says many, but not all, of the day-use areas and boat ramps are reopened. Many campsites have been cleaned or repaired and area ready for campers!

Many Campsites & Recreation Areas Closed

Date of Story: 
Friday, April 28, 2017
Source: 
Kerr Lake Guide

With Kerr Lake near the 310 foot level, a number of campsites and recreation areas are underwater and closed. In addition, the Army Corps of Engineers, which operates the Kerr Dam, is significantly increasing the amount of water it's releasing downstream into Lake Gaston. Here's the latest information provided by the Corps and the NC Parks Department.

Some Roads Around Kerr Lake Flooded

Date of Story: 
Friday, April 28, 2017
Source: 
Kerr Lake Guide

The Virginia Department of Transportation and local Law Enforcement continue to report numerous road closures due to the ongoing flooding. As of Friday afternoon there were 12 road closures in Halifax (VA) and Mecklenburg Counties. Additional Road closures are possible in the advisory area.

Tobacco Bass Invitational at Kerr Lake Postponed

Date of Story: 
Thursday, April 27, 2017
Source: 
Piedmont Bass Classic

The Tobacco Bass Invitational at Kerr Lake this Sat. the 29th has been postponed. The new date will be announced soon It will be either late Aug., late Sep. or early Oct.

Corps closes recreation areas as lake rises

Date of Story: 
Wednesday, April 26, 2017

A heavy downpour over a span of several days has sent enough water rushing downstream into Kerr Reservoir to force the closure of several recreation areas on the lake by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers. Flood levels are expected to top out at 310 feet above mean sea level — well below flood stage on Kerr Reservoir of 320 feet, but enough to interfere with boating and camping at some Corps recreation areas.

Chuck & Hunter Byrd Win Qualifier #4 on Kerr

Date of Story: 
Tuesday, April 25, 2017
Source: 
Piedmont Bass Classic

The 2017 Piedmont Bass Classics $10,000 Spring Team Bass Trail Qualifier #4 at Kerr Lake drew 87 boats! The Father/Son Team of Chuck & Hunter Byrd won this PBC event weighing in 5 bass at 16.20 lbs. and also won the Tournament Within a Tournament for a total of $2,955 in winnings.

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