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

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!

Deep brush piles producing crappie, white perch for Kerr Lake anglers

Date of Story: 
Tuesday, July 21, 2015
Source: 
North Carolina Sportsman

With the heat on across North Carolina, many fishermen have taken to after-dark trips, but Chris Bullock, a veteran guide on John H. Kerr Reservoir has been knocking out plenty of black crappie and white perch on daytime trips.

June offers anglers a lot of hungry, hungry bass

Date of Story: 
Monday, June 15, 2015
Source: 
North Carolina Sportsman

Across North Carolina, I think June is the best month to fish for bass. When you wake up in the morning this month, you need to take all the vacation time you’ve got and go to the lake.The reason? Bass finished spawning in May just about everywhere except on Buggs Island and Lake Gaston, they have gone through the postspawn, and they’re hungry and ready to eat again.

June at Kerr: Hard to top

Date of Story: 
Monday, June 1, 2015
Source: 
North Carolina Sportsman

Transition toward summer areas puts largemouth bass on Kerr Lake into a topwater mode.

A weedless jig for flooded shorelines

Date of Story: 
Friday, May 15, 2015

While the impoundment of Kerr Lake may have solved many problems in the flood-prone area downstream, fishing the high water resulting from early spring rains requires another solution.

Poteat Wins Bass Fishing League Tournament on Kerr Lake

Date of Story: 
Monday, May 4, 2015
Source: 
Bass Resource.com

Chad Poteat of Mount Airy, North Carolina, weighed a five-bass limit totaling 17 pounds even Saturday to win the Bass Fishing League (BFL) North Carolina Division tournament on Kerr Lake. For his victory, Poteat earned $6,244.

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