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Permits needed for any special event on Kerr Lake

U.S. Army Corps of Engineers

With more than 300 fishing tournaments, boat regattas and races, and various festivals on Kerr Lake each year, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers requires all special events on the lake, no matter the activity or size, to obtain a permit.

Digh Comes Out On Top On Kerr Lake


Rob Digh ran until he found enough fish to win the Toyota Bassmaster Weekend Series, operated by American Bass Anglers, North Carolina Division 5 tournament, held May 25, 2013, on Kerr Lake.

Cold Fish


Saturday’s bitterly cold temperatures did little to keep nearly 200 fisherman off Buggs Island Lake in Clarksville for the 6th annual Ice Bowl, a blue cat fishing tournament that pits North Carolina anglers against their Virginia counterparts for bragging rights, a trophy, and a small amount of cash.

Virginia legislators vote to exempt older boaters from education requirement

Lake Gaston Guide

Legislation is before Virginia Governor Terry McAuliffe to exempt many boat operators who are over the age of 45 from the state's current boating education requirement.

Impact of new [Kerr Lake] shoreline plan from Corps draws concern


The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers has released a draft of its updated shoreline management plan for Kerr Reservoir, ahead of listening sessions set for this week, with numerous rules for land use on the lake — some technical in nature, others likely to prove more far-reaching.

Recycle your Christmas tree into fish habitat

Kerr Lake Guide

This year the US Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) at John H. Kerr Reservoir will be accepting used live Christmas Trees until January 31st to be recycled into fish habitat. Designated drop off areas will be located at three USACE Boat Ramps located throughout Mecklenburg County. The three areas that will be accepting trees this year will be:

America's Top 10 Flyfishing States


As trout season opens around the U.S., a thought experiment on the top 10 flyfishing states in the country, listed in no particular order...The piedmont area [of North Carolina] is dotted with reservoirs (like Kerr Lake) and thousands of farm ponds that are filled with largemouth bass and bluegills.

High school fishing teams compete for state title at Kerr Lake

Henderson Daily Dispatch

Fishing and golf are a lot alike, according to Joe Edwards Sr. One day you’re good. The next day you find out how good you really are.

Virginia Bassmasters fish Kerr

Norfolk Virginian Pilot

The Virginia Bassmasters held a club tournament last weekend on Kerr Lake, dodging weather and wind to produce some quality stringers.

Spill in Dan River, EPA notified


Duke Energy reported a coal ash spill into the Dan River on Monday, Feb. 3 that happened sometime Sunday afternoon. The Dan River feeds into Kerr Lake and Lake Gaston.