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

Belter Wins Bass Fishing League Tournament on Kerr Lake

Date of Story: 
Monday, April 4, 2016
Source: 
BassResource.com

Michael Belter of Reidsville, North Carolina, weighed a five-bass limit totaling 19 pounds, 12 ounces, Saturday to win the FLW Bass Fishing League (BFL) Piedmont Division tournament on Kerr Lake. For his victory, Belter took home $6,514.

Lake Level Dropping

Date of Story: 
Saturday, January 9, 2016
Source: 
Kerr Lake Guide

Heavy rains pushed the level of Kerr Lake to just below 308 feet at the end of the year. It has been dropping since. The lake is considered at "full pool" at 300 feet (above sea level) and is in "flood stage" at 320 feet. As of Saturday morning (Jan 9th), the lake had dropped to 305.08 feet. And the Army Corps of Engineers, which operates the Dam, projects a continued drop to it's winter level of 295 feet.

Waters rise, and Corps parks close

Date of Story: 
Thursday, December 31, 2015
Source: 
SoVANow.com

Abundant rainfall in the past week has brought Buggs Island Lake up by more than six feet to an elevation of 307.45 feet as of Monday morning, — forcing the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers to close fishing areas and boat ramps around the lake.

Rigsbee & Haywood win Cashion "End of Year" tournament

Date of Story: 
Monday, October 12, 2015
Source: 
Lake Gaston Guide

The Cashion Fishing Rods 'End of Year' Team Tournament Bass Fishing Trail Qualifier #7 on Saturday, October 10th, at Kerr Lake was very interesting and the results for the 27 teams were close. Ryan Rigsbee & Bubba Haywood just barely won with 5 bass weighing 14.08 lbs to take 1st Place and 1st Place TWT for a total of $1,320!

Bassers tough out wet tourney at Kerr

Date of Story: 
Sunday, October 4, 2015
Source: 
The Sanford Herald

The Carolina Bassers of Harnett County had their September tournament, and a big adventure, two days last weekend off of Hibernia Ramp on Kerr Lake. Fayetteville’s Ron Johnson won the tournament bringing in five bass for a total of 10.85 pounds.

Watch the Water - The Lake is Down

Date of Story: 
Wednesday, September 23, 2015
Source: 
Kerr Lake Parkwatch

Writing this notice may help bring rain to Kerr Lake, but the water level or lack thereof bears watching if you’re planning a camping or day trip. The water is approaching the 295-ft level, which is down 5 feet from the normal full pool level of 300 feet (above mean sea level).

Bill Cochran Field Reports: A 116-pound catfish catch said to be third largest in Virginia

Date of Story: 
Thursday, September 17, 2015
Source: 
Roanoke.com

Tim Richardson and Steve Dudzinski, neighbors who live near Kerr Lake, were trolling for striped bass on the north end of the 50,000-acre impoundment when they landed what Richardson has documented as the third largest blue catfish catch in Virginia.

Gray Wins Bass Fishing League Tournament on Kerr Lake

Date of Story: 
Monday, August 31, 2015
Source: 
Bass Resource

Brandon Gray of Bullock, North Carolina, weighed a five-bass limit totaling 14 pounds, 3 ounces Sunday to win the Bass Fishing League Piedmont Division Super Tournament on Kerr Lake with a two-day total of 10 bass weighing 32 pounds, 14 ounces. For his victory, Gray earned $5,886.

Hooking a beastly Cat

Date of Story: 
Wednesday, August 12, 2015
Source: 
SoVANow.com

The Lake Country’s reputation for producing the Big Cats is once more in evidence after Steve Dudzinski of Creedmoor, N.C. hooked a 116-pound blue catfish near marker 16 on Buggs Island Lake, east of Clarksville.

'End of Year' Team Tournament Results

Date of Story: 
Tuesday, August 11, 2015
Source: 
Kerr Lake Guide

The Cashion Fishing Rods 'End of Year' Team Tournament Bass Fishing Trail Qualifier #3 at Kerr Lake was just a little tough for the 34 teams that fought 15 to 20 mph winds and low water conditions. Air temps ranged from 72 to 85 and the water level was around 298 for this day. Surface water temps averaged 84 degrees!

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