Charlie Taylor's Fishing Report - May 27, 2016

Updated: 
Friday, May 27, 2016

Bass fishing is picking up on Kerr Lake, with best fishing on the points and in the buck brush, using plastic worms. Water level is at 304 and bass are burrowed deep in the bushes. Topwater baits or rapidly retrieved spinnerbaits are best early and late in the day.

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High Water Update

Date of Story: 
Tuesday, May 24, 2016
Source: 
U.S. Army Corps of Engineers

With less rain, the Army Corps of Engineers says Kerr Lake did not get as high as anticipated. All recreation areas are currently open with the exception of: Ivy Hill Day Use Side (ramp is open); Lower parking lot of Longwood Ramp (ramp is open); Lower parking lot of Rudds Creek Ramp (ramp is open).

Tribes Return to Occaneechi Home

Date of Story: 
Wednesday, May 18, 2016
Source: 
SoVANow.com

‘We share our culture. We are not entertainers. If you are entertained, we apologize.” So said Chief John “Blackfeather” Jeffries ahead of the Grand Entrance (the opening ceremonies) at this year’s Occaneechi Pow Wow in Mecklenburg County.

Army Corps Release Sterile Carp in an Effort to Control Hydrilla

Date of Story: 
Wednesday, April 20, 2016
Source: 
U.S. Army Corps of Engineers

In an ongoing effort to control the growth and spread of the invasive aquatic plant hydrilla in John H. Kerr Reservoir, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers released sterile grass carp (white amur) during the month of April. The grass carp preferentially feed on hydrilla over other aquatic plants and will provide a biological approach to help control this invasive species.

Notice of lawsuit filed [against Duke Energy]

Date of Story: 
Friday, April 15, 2016
Source: 
Lake Gaston Gazette Observers

The Roanoke River Basin Association and the Southern Environmental Law Center announced Monday they are suing Duke Energy Progress for violations of the Clean Water Act at their Mayo Steam Plant in Roxboro, where 6.9 million tons of coal ash are stored in an unlined pit on the banks of the Mayo Lake in N.C. Water from the area feeds into the Roanoke River.

Boats swamped by strong waves on Kerr Lake

Date of Story: 
Friday, April 15, 2016
Source: 
U.S. Army Corps of Engineers

At least two boats participating in a FLW fishing tournament in Nutbush Creek on Kerr Lake were swamped by high waves last weekend according to the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers. No one was injured but the boats had to be padded to shore and await help. There were strong winds producing unusually high waves.

Area [rescue] squads struggle with lack of volunteer members

Date of Story: 
Wednesday, April 13, 2016
Source: 
Chase City News Progress

A lack of volunteers is causing area rescue squads to question the future of the organizations in Southside. That was the message delivered by Floyd Edmonds of the Mecklenburg County Rescue Association.

Wines Served Up

Date of Story: 
Wednesday, April 13, 2016
Source: 
SoVANow.com

Despite blustery winds of up to 40 mph and unseasonably cool temperatures, the Clarksville Lake Country Wine Festival drew more than 1,200 people who turned out for the 10th anniversary event Saturday in downtown Clarksville.

Queen Wins Bass Fishing League Tournament on Kerr Lake

Date of Story: 
Monday, April 11, 2016
Source: 
BassResource.com

Jeff Queen of Catawba, North Carolina, weighed a five-bass limit totaling 20 pounds, 9 ounces, Saturday to win the FLW Bass Fishing League (BFL) North Carolina Division tournament on Kerr Lake. For his victory, Queen took home $4,507.

Belter Wins Bass Fishing League Tournament on Kerr Lake

Date of Story: 
Monday, April 4, 2016
Source: 
BassResource.com

Michael Belter of Reidsville, North Carolina, weighed a five-bass limit totaling 19 pounds, 12 ounces, Saturday to win the FLW Bass Fishing League (BFL) Piedmont Division tournament on Kerr Lake. For his victory, Belter took home $6,514.

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