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

Mussel up for better catfish trips

Date of Story: 
Tuesday, August 15, 2017
Source: 
Carolina Sportsman

It’s safe to say that any species of fish won’t be far from what it’s eating. While many anglers will look for summer catfish around schools of gizzard shad or white perch, guide Wes Jordan of Creedmoor, N.C., concentrates on a staple of postspawn blues that’s prevalent in many Carolina lakes — freshwater mussels.

Morris' Bags Got Bigger Day By Day

Date of Story: 
Tuesday, August 8, 2017
Source: 
BassFan.com

Rick Morris has spent a lot of time on the James River over the past three decades, and last week he took full advantage of that experience to win the second Bassmaster Northern Open of 2015. "I cut my teeth on a lot of the waters around here when I was fishing with the Virginia Bassmasters," said the former Elite Series pro who resides in Lake Gaston, Va.

Main North Bend Boat Ramp Closed

Date of Story: 
Monday, July 31, 2017
Source: 
Lake Gaston Guide

In order to make necessary repairs to North Bend Park's main boat ramp, the ramp and parking lot will be CLOSED TO ALL TRAFFIC from Monday night (7/31) at 10 PM to Friday (8/4) at 8 AM. Boaters may use Eastland Creek, Palmer Point or North Bend Area A.

Six special summer slab spots - Keep the heat on summer slabs on these six lakes in the Carolinas

Date of Story: 
Thursday, July 6, 2017
Source: 
North Carolina Sportsman

If you’re looking for great a summer crappie connection in the Carolinas, the good news is most anglers have excellent fishing close by. According to most experts, the basic patterns for summer slabs are to fish deeper water, heavy cover or a combination of both.

Daves still wooing fishing fans at age 71

Date of Story: 
Tuesday, June 27, 2017
Source: 
Roanoke Times

There sat Woo Daves, Virginia’s best known and most beloved bass tournament fisherman, in a booth at Sting-Ray’s Restaurant, a popular eatery on the southern end of Virginia’s Easter Shore.

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!

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