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

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."

Corps Says Water Allocation Already Made

Date of Story: 
Wednesday, April 22, 2015
Source: 
Kerr Lake Parkwatch

The US Army Corps of Engineers has clarified its position to Kerr Lake Park Watch on water withdrawal from Kerr Lake by KLRWS, saying that the allocation including the 10 million gallons of water per day, was approved years ago.

Walmart Bass Fishing League Preview For Saturday, April 25

Date of Story: 
Thursday, April 16, 2015
Source: 
WIBW

The 2015 Walmart Bass Fishing League season will continue with six tournaments on Saturday, April 25. The Cowboy division will take on the Red River; the Hoosier division opens at Lake Monroe; the Mississippi division heads to Pickwick Lake, the Mountain division competes on Dale Hollow Lake; the Savannah River division will tackle Lake Hartwell and the Shenandoah division stops at Kerr Lake.

Virginia Keeps Boating Safety Law Intact

Date of Story: 
Tuesday, April 14, 2015

Boating safety advocates are relieved that the General Assembly defeated a proposal to exempt older Virginians from taking a state-mandated course before operating a motorboat.

Piedmont Bass Classics Spring Trail at Kerr Lake this Saturday

Date of Story: 
Monday, April 13, 2015
Source: 
North Carolina Sportsman

Piedmont Bass Classics will be at Kerr Lake this coming Sat. April 25th. The bass are biting at Kerr at this time and the weekend weather looks
great for bass fishing! The crowd is gonna be big!!! You can enter at the ramp.

Chenoweth Wins Bass Fishing League Tournament on Kerr Lake

Date of Story: 
Monday, April 13, 2015
Source: 
Bass Resource.com

Rick Chenoweth of Fredericksburg, Virginia, weighed a five-bass limit totaling 17 pounds, 8 ounces Saturday to win the Bass Fishing League Piedmont Division tournament on Kerr Lake. For his victory, Chenoweth earned $5,241. “It was a good day of fishing,”

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