Charlie Taylor's Fishing Report - August 18, 2017

Updated: 
Thursday, August 17, 2017

Bass fishing should be improving with the falling temperatures and stabilizing weather. Best pattern appears to be a Carolina rigged, pumpkinseed Zoom lizard, fished in 20-25 feet of water on main lake points. Working these baits across the middle of coves in the creeks, is also producing well.

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Mussel up for better catfish trips

Date of Story: 
Tuesday, August 15, 2017
Source: 
Carolina Sportsman

It’s safe to say that any species of fish won’t be far from what it’s eating. While many anglers will look for summer catfish around schools of gizzard shad or white perch, guide Wes Jordan of Creedmoor, N.C., concentrates on a staple of postspawn blues that’s prevalent in many Carolina lakes — freshwater mussels.

Morris' Bags Got Bigger Day By Day

Date of Story: 
Tuesday, August 8, 2017
Source: 
BassFan.com

Rick Morris has spent a lot of time on the James River over the past three decades, and last week he took full advantage of that experience to win the second Bassmaster Northern Open of 2015. "I cut my teeth on a lot of the waters around here when I was fishing with the Virginia Bassmasters," said the former Elite Series pro who resides in Lake Gaston, Va.

Clarksville awarded grant to prepare for coal spill

Date of Story: 
Wednesday, August 2, 2017
Source: 
SoVANow.com

The Town of Clarksville has been awarded a $25,000 grant from the National Fish and Wildlife Foundation to pay for a spill response plan in the event Kerr Lake is impacted by a coal car derailment. The grant is funded by Duke Energy as part of a settlement agreement arising from the February 2014 coal ash spill on the Dan River in Eden, N.C.

Clarksville gets the blues

Date of Story: 
Tuesday, August 1, 2017
Source: 
Chase City News Progress

The third annual Big Buggs Island Blues Bash will be held on Sept. 30, rain or shine, from 2 p.m. to 10 p.m. at Robbins Ballpark located at 104 Woodland Drive in Clarksville. This will be the second year that the bash will be in conjunction with the Polaris Slingshot cruise-in.

Sizzling by the lake

Date of Story: 
Wednesday, July 26, 2017
Source: 
SoVANow.com

After much hard work preparing for the 40th anniversary of the Virginia Lake Festival, organizers of this year’s milestone event were thrilled with the outcome. Lakefest went off without a major hitch despite temperatures that approached triple digits

Father, stepdaughter seriously injured on lake as jet ski hits bridge

Date of Story: 
Monday, July 17, 2017
Source: 
SoVANow.com

A Monday afternoon collision involving a personal watercraft on Buggs Island Lake left a North Carolina man and his stepdaughter seriously injured, with both victims airlifted to Duke Medical Center in Durham, N.C.

Traffic Restricted Across Kerr Dam

Date of Story: 
Monday, July 17, 2017
Source: 
U.S. Army Corps of Engineers

The Army Corps of Engineers says effective July 20th, traffic across Kerr Dam will be restricted to a maximum of 15 tons. There will be signs directing overweight vehicles. The Corps says the restriction will remain until it can complete "maintenance and repairs to the bridge."

Loaner Life Jackets

Date of Story: 
Thursday, July 13, 2017
Source: 
U.S. Army Corps of Engineers

We are in the full swing of summer now and we would like to take a moment to remind all our visitors of our life jacket loaner trees! At all of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers beaches on John H. Kerr, we provide life jackets FREE of charge. We have more available at our entrance booths to our campgrounds too! All we ask is that you return them when you are done!

Henderson, N.C. man drowns in Buggs Island Lake

Date of Story: 
Monday, July 10, 2017
Source: 
SoVANow.com

A 27-year-old Henderson, N.C. man who drowned in Buggs Island Lake on Sunday afternoon has been identified as Larry Bobbitt, according to the Mecklenburg County Sheriff’s Office. MCSO Cpl. Byrt Carnes was called to the day use area of Longwood Park near Clarksville late Sunday afternoon to investigate a possible drowning.

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