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

New London’s Chandler Wins T-H Marine FLW Bass Fishing League Piedmont Division

Date of Story: 
Monday, March 27, 2017
Source: 
FishingWorld.com

Kevin Chandler of New London, North Carolina, weighed a 20-pound, 14-ounce, limit Saturday to win the T-H Marine FLW Bass Fishing League (BFL) Piedmont Division opener on Kerr Lake presented by Navionics. For his win, Chandler earned $8,211.

Chandler Wins Bass Fishing Tournament on Kerr Lake

Date of Story: 
Monday, March 27, 2017
Source: 
BassResource.com

Kevin Chandler of New London, North Carolina, weighed a 20-pound, 14-ounce, limit Saturday to win the Bass Fishing League (BFL) Piedmont Division tournament on Kerr Lake. For his win, Chandler earned $8,211. Chandler said he split his day between fishing rocks in Grassy Creek, and docks and laydowns in the main-river channel.

NC Seeking Input on Park Improvements

Date of Story: 
Saturday, March 11, 2017
Source: 
Kerr Lake Parkwatch

If you visit any of the seven (7) Kerr Lake State Recreation Areas on the North Carolina side of Kerr Lake then it’s time for your opinion. The Division of NC State Parks and Recreation is putting together a survey on how best to spend the $3.75 million from the earlier-passed Connect NC Bond referendum.

Register for 2nd annual Catfish Shootout

Date of Story: 
Saturday, February 25, 2017
Source: 
Henderson Daily Dispatch

The Kerr Lake Bass Masters “Early Bird Team Tournament” had a good turnout last weekend. Paul Smith and Jason Lloyd took first place with a five fish limit weighing 17.10 pounds. In second place, Tyler and Ricky Trent weighed in 16.01 pounds, followed closely by the third-place team of Monte Aleman and Emmitt Whitby with 15.99 pounds.

Give bass a Trap: Lipless baits work on staging Kerr bass

Date of Story: 
Thursday, February 23, 2017
Source: 
North Carolina Sportsman

The underwater world at Kerr Lake, aka Buggs Island, becomes a stage for largemouth bass when warming weather this month pushes the water temperature into the 40s and 50s. The change prompts fish to move to shallow, staging areas where they’ll wait for another warming trend that triggers their spawning instinct.

Dale Russell Lowe, Jr. Lands Icebowl Monster

Date of Story: 
Wednesday, February 22, 2017
Source: 
Catfishnow.com

Dale Russell Lowe, Jr has caught big catfish before, just not this big! He was fishing the Icebowl Tournament on John H. Kerr Reservoir (Buggs Island Lake). The reservoir is bounded by Virginia and North Carolina. “My cousin Stephen Faircloth fishes that tournament with me every year,” said Lowe. “I had two of the most important people in the world with me on the boat.

New 2017 Virginia Fishing Forecasts, Outlooks, and Rankings

Date of Story: 
Wednesday, February 22, 2017
Source: 
Virginia Department of Game and Inland Fisheries

Fisheries biologists with the Department of Game and Inland Fisheries (DGIF) spend considerable hours on Virginia’s smallmouth bass rivers trying to understand more about the sport fish that live there. Knowledge about sport fish populations is partially accomplished by collecting fish with boat electrofishers in the fall at established stations.

Just Misses New World Record

Date of Story: 
Sunday, January 29, 2017
Source: 
Chase City News Progress

North Carolina angler Dale Lowe Jr. just missed breaking the world record with this 141.76 pound blue catfish caught in the waters near Clarksville, Virginia on Saturday afternoon during the annual Icebowl Catfish Tournament. The big fish was less than a pound and a quarter shy of catching the world record for bluecat.

Christmas Trees Turned Into Fish Habitat

Date of Story: 
Sunday, December 25, 2016
Source: 
U.S. Army Corps of Engineers

Give your tree new purpose after Christmas this season and give the fish of Kerr Lake a belated Christmas present by providing them with excellent habitats! All you have to do, is drop off your old tree (minus the decorations) at one of these locations before January 31st:

Kerr Lake Level Recedes From 307.5

Date of Story: 
Tuesday, October 18, 2016
Source: 
Kerr Lake Parkwatch

The water is coming down at Kerr Lake! As of the last hour, the lake is at 304.76 feet above mean sea level. The normal full pool level is 300 feet.

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