Charlie Taylor's Fishing Report - April 22, 2016

Updated: 
Friday, April 22, 2016

Kerr Lake is stained at the upper end and clear at the lower end. Water level is at 300 and predicted rain should show it rising. Downlake, bass are holding on dropoffs adjacent to the buckbrush, on points, and in brushpiles

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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.

HCLT to present ‘Shrek the Musical’

Date of Story: 
Monday, March 21, 2016
Source: 
SoVANow.com

The cast of Halifax County Little Theatre’s Shrek the Musical is so excited to bring this beloved comedy to the stage that they’re all having parfaits because everyone loves them. Directed by Kasey Rising with musical direction by Cheri Blackwell and Andre Williamson, Shrek is HCLT’s final show of their 60th Anniversary Season

Connect NC Bond Passes: What Improvements Can We Expect?

Date of Story: 
Wednesday, March 16, 2016
Source: 
Kerr Lake Parkwatch

We rarely hear any news about what is going on with NC State Parks out of Raleigh. And now that there is big news like the passage of the Connect NC bond, those of us who ardently support our parks on the shores of the John H. Kerr Reservoir are wondering about the plan for expenditures and improvements on the North Carolina side.

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