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Charlie Taylor's Buggs Island Fishing Report

Bass fishing is good throughout Kerr Lake, with the bass holding in pockets, coves and bluff banks. Rattletraps, ripped through the pockets and coves, are producing 2-5 pound largemouths.

Stripers are being caught while trolling with bucktails and live shad around the Clarksville area. Casting into roaming schools of shad is producing both large bass and stripers. Better choice of casting baits are Rat-L-Traps and four inch Sassy Shads.

Crappie anglers are loading coolers with good fish caught around the pilings of the Clarksville Bridges and brushpiles in the creeks.

With the temperatures up and down like a yo-yo, the fish are confused. Water temperatures are still in the mid 60s to low 70s throughout the state. This has stalled the baitfish and bass movement to the backs of the creeks. As a result, bass are orienting to remaining green grass and to flats adjacent to dropoffs.

Rocky points and boat docks are also holding fish, primarily on the main river channels and deeper creek channels.

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Friday, November 3, 2017