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

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.

Find undercover crappie this month on Kerr Lake

Date of Story: 
Friday, May 1, 2015
Source: 
North Carolina Sportsman

May is largely a transition month for crappie across North Carolina, and Kerr Lake, aka Buggs Island, is no different. Nearly all crappie have completed the spawn on the 49,500-acre reservoir that straddles the North Carolina-Virginia border are in some stage of moving from their shallow spawning grounds back to deeper water.

Interbasin Transfer (IBT) discussion with T. Davis

Date of Story: 
Thursday, April 30, 2015
Source: 
Lake Gaston Gazette-Observer

Lake Gaston residents used their time Friday to disucss concerns about a proposed Interbasin Transfer (IBT) of water with Warren County Commissioner Tare Davis.

Poteat Wins Bass Fishing League Tournament on Kerr Lake

Date of Story: 
Monday, April 27, 2015
Source: 
Bass Resource.com

Chad Poteat of Mount Airy, North Carolina, weighed a five-bass limit totaling 17 pounds, 13 ounces Saturday to win the Bass Fishing League Shenandoah Division tournament on Kerr Lake. For his victory, Poteat earned $5,889.

Duke Energy Settles with Virginia

Date of Story: 
Thursday, April 23, 2015
Source: 
Virginia Department of Environmental Quality

The Virginia Department of Environmental Quality has proposed a $2.5 million settlement against Duke Energy Carolinas as a result of the 2014 coal ash spill into the Dan River.

Plans to Take More Water From Kerr Lake

Date of Story: 
Thursday, April 23, 2015
Source: 
Kerr Lake Guide

North Carolina is looking into allowing and additional 10 million gallons of water to be taken daily from Kerr Lake and piped to counties that don't return water to the Roanoke River basin. The official term is an "InterBasin Transfer."

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