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

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.

Kerr Lake Up More Than Seven Feet

Date of Story: 
Friday, October 14, 2016
Source: 
U.S. Army Corps of Engineers

Recent rain from Hurricane Matthew brought Kerr up to 307.5 ft (7.5 ft into the flood pool). Inflows into Kerr are averaging 35,000 cfs from the storm over the last 7 days (peak hourly inflow close to 90,000 cfs) . So we have inflows into Kerr that would support the maximum flood release of 35,000 cfs allowed under our revised flood operations (QRR).

Lexington’s Wright Wins FLW Bass Fishing League Regional Tournament on Kerr Lake

Date of Story: 
Wednesday, October 12, 2016
Source: 
FishingWorld.com

Kerr Lake Set to Host FLW Bass Fishing League Regional Championship

Date of Story: 
Tuesday, September 27, 2016
Source: 
FishingWorld.com

The FLW Bass Fishing League (BFL) is headed to Kerr Lake Oct. 6-8 for the second of six BFL regional championships. The three-day tournament, which is presented by Evinrude, will feature the top 50 boaters and 50 co-anglers from each of the Northeast, Savannah River, Shenandoah and Volunteer divisions.

Shell out for Kerr catfish

Date of Story: 
Thursday, August 25, 2016
Source: 
North Carolina Sportsman

Midsummer marks the end of the blue catfish spawn at Kerr Lake on the North Carolina/Virginia border. While going unnoticed by many anglers, Wes Jordan of Creedmoor patterns the tail-end of their reproductive cycle, heading to the lower side of the lake where mussel beds abound to drop in on blues recuperating after their duties.

'End of Year' Team Tournament Bass Fishing Trail Qualifier

Date of Story: 
Sunday, August 21, 2016

The Cashion Fishing Rods 'End of Year' Team Tournament Bass Fishing Trail Qualifier #4 at Kerr Lake had a good turnout with 32 boats, but the fish didn't know a tournament was going on, so they just didn't feel hungry at all. The weather for summer fishing was great.

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