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

Disaster's Helping Hands

Date of Story: 
Thursday, April 9, 2015

Oblivious to the rest of the world, I continued to vacuum away at my boat’s carpet. Lying on the floor, contorting my body in order to clean beneath the consoles, I spotted a small object I assumed was a sinker. I grabbed it and quickly realized my mistake; it was simply a zebra mussel shell, which I quickly sucked up with my Shop-Vac.

Fishing cranks up at Kerr Lake

Date of Story: 
Saturday, March 28, 2015
Henderson Daily Dispatch (Registration Required)

Based on last week's tournament results, fishing reports I've received and my own experience, largemouth bass fishing on Kerr Lake is hot right now.

Kerr Lake slabs already moving back into big creeks, waiting for warm weather

Date of Story: 
Wednesday, February 25, 2015
North Carolina Sportsman

The arctic blast that swallowed up much of North Carolina may have frozen crappie in their tracks, but rest assured the clock is ticking on a big move to shallower water before the spawn. Guide Chris Bullock of Fountain is already finding fish staging in the backs of major creeks on Kerr Lake, and he’s ready to start spider-rigging as soon as warmer weather returns.

Low lake levels cause dangers for boaters and closed boat ramps

Henderson Daily Dispatch

Low lake levels have resulted in unsafe boating conditions, along with the closures of some boat ramps. Boaters are advised to use extreme caution when launching a boat, and to keep an eye out for logs and sand bars in the lake.

Freshwater report - March 20th

The Daily Progress

Buggs Island- Bobby Whitlow at Bobcat’s in Clarksville says bass are up in the creeks feeding right now, in 2 to10 feet of water, chasing the bait. The most productive baits for bass lately have been jerk baits, Shad Raps and most any small, square-bill crankbaits. The fish seem to want a little red on the lures.

Local youth win state bass-fishing titles

Ashville Citizen-Times

Two local youth won their age groups at Saturday’s N.C. The Bass Federation junior state championship in Henderson.

Baldwin Wins Bass Fishing League Tournament On Kerr Lake


Chris Baldwin of Lexington, N.C., weighed a five-bass limit totaling 16 pounds, 3 ounces Saturday to win the Bass Fishing League North Carolina Division tournament on Kerr Lake. For his victory, Baldwin earned $3,247.

Attention turns to longterm impacts of coal ash spill

South Hill Enterprise

Officials report not much has changed locally since the Enterprise first reported on the recent contamination of the Dan River by toxic byproducts of coal energy production at a retired power plant in Eden, N.C.

High Water at Kerr Dampening 25% of NC Campsites for Memorial Weekend

Kerr Lake Parkwatch

North Carolina side of Kerr Lake hit hardest with high water campsite closures for Memorial weekend. Spawning Striped Bass in Roanoke River Get Nod/Blame for Slow Release. The 306’ water level at Kerr Lake is anticipated to lower to only about 305-feet above sea level for this weekend, the Memorial Day holiday.

Recycle your Christmas tree into fish habitat

South Hill Enterprise

This year the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) at John H. Kerr Reservoir will be accepting live Christmas Trees until Jan. 31 to be recycled into fish habitat. Designated drop off areas will be located at three USACE Boat Ramps located throughout Mecklenburg County.