Charlie Taylor's Fishing Report - February 24, 2017

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Friday, February 24, 2017

On Buggs Island Lake, some good bass are being taken on points. Fish 6-10 feet of water near rocks, using crankbaits, spinnerbaits, plastic grubs, and Carolina-rigged lizards.

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Environmentalists disappointed by House’s coal ash bill

Date of Story: 
Friday, February 17, 2017
Source: 
Capital News Service

A bill approved by the House on Friday would require Dominion Virginia Power to study whether its controversial coal ash ponds might pollute the water, but environmentalists say the legislation doesn’t do enough.

Court Tosses Industry Lawsuit and Upholds Virginia’s Longstanding Uranium Mining Ban

Date of Story: 
Friday, February 17, 2017
Source: 
Lake Gaston Gazette-Observer

In a legal victory for the Commonwealth and Southern Virginia communities that have long opposed uranium mining, a federal court has upheld a decision to toss a lawsuit brought by Virginia Uranium and its Canadian parent company aimed at forcing the state to begin accepting uranium mining permits—despite a nearly 35-year-old ban on uranium mining the state has vigorously defended.

Thanks for the Used Christmas Trees

Date of Story: 
Thursday, February 16, 2017
Source: 
U.S. Army Corps of Engineers

We'd like to take the time to thank everyone who donated their used Christmas trees to us! We have successfully placed them again this year for the improvement of our fish habitats. They were placed at the drop off locations: Rudds Creek Boat Ramp, Bluestone Boat Ramp, Longwood Boat Ramp, and near North Bend Boat Ramp.

2017 Kerr Lake "Blue Card"

Date of Story: 
Saturday, February 4, 2017
Source: 
U.S. Army Corps of Engineers

It's hard to believe that our campgrounds begin to open in about 2 months!! In preparation, we wanted to post our "CHEAT SHEET" for camping that our attendants hand out to visitors. We sometimes call this the "blue card" since we usually print it in blue.

Polar Plunge gives a helping hand to Special Olympics

Date of Story: 
Saturday, February 4, 2017
Source: 
Henderson Daily Dispatch

The annual Polar Plunge — serving as a fundraiser for Special Olympics of Vance County — brought the community out to frosty Kerr Lake Saturday morning. While 87 people registered to take a plunge into the cold lake water, only 61 actually went in, said Crystal Allen, local coordinator for Special Olympics.

Middleburg Steak House eyes April reopening

Date of Story: 
Friday, February 3, 2017
Source: 
Henderson Daily Dispatch

The reopening date for Middleburg Steak and Seafood House has been delayed until April as construction to repair damage from a fire last May continues. The Daily Dispatch had reported in November that husband-and-wife owners Bennie and Lisa Blackwell were aiming to reopen the steakhouse in mid-February.

Just Misses New World Record

Date of Story: 
Sunday, January 29, 2017
Source: 
Chase City News Progress

North Carolina angler Dale Lowe Jr. just missed breaking the world record with this 141.76 pound blue catfish caught in the waters near Clarksville, Virginia on Saturday afternoon during the annual Icebowl Catfish Tournament. The big fish was less than a pound and a quarter shy of catching the world record for bluecat.

Kerr Lake Parks to Get $3.75 Million

Date of Story: 
Sunday, January 15, 2017
Source: 
Kerr Lake Guide

Kerr Lake State Park in North Carolina will soon get a $3,750,00 upgrade. Voters approved a bond package in March 2016, called “Connect NC,” that includes the money for the eight access areas around the lake’s shoreline.

Woman talked out of jumping off [Clarksville] bridge

Date of Story: 
Wednesday, January 11, 2017
Source: 
SoVANow.com

A Buffalo Junction woman who threatened to jump off the U.S. 58 Bypass bridge in Clarksville was convinced not to go through with the suicide attempt Thursday night by first responders at the scene. The high bridge over Buggs Island Lake was closed for more than two hours around 10 p.m. as Virginia State Police and others negotiated with the woman as she clung to the bridge guardrail.

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