Charlie Taylor's Fishing Report - October 24, 2014

Friday, October 24, 2014

Fishing in Buggs Island Lake improved this past week. Crappie anglers are loading coolers with 1-3 pound fish, using small minnows over brushpiles and
around bridge pilings.


Show time for drag racers

Henderson Daily Dispatch (Registration Required)
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Drag racers are revving up their engines for the 14th annual Show, Shine, Shag & Dine this weekend in Henderson. As the largest event in Vance County, the car show brought in about 35,000 to 40,000 people last year, said Nancy Wilson, the executive director of the Vance County Tourism Development Authority.

Harvest Fest draws big crowd to Clarksville

Chase City News Progress
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Clarksville’s Harvest Days Festival weekend has passed into the history books and goes down as one of the most successful on record. Beautiful fall weather, a wide variety of vendors, fun, games and plenty of activities for adults and children all led to the success of the event.

For second time, raw sewage runs into [Buggs Island] lake after heavy rainfall

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For the second time in less than four months, the Clarksville Waste Treatment plant has released raw sewage and storm water into Buggs Island Lake. The most recent occurrence was on Sept. 8 around 4:45 p.m. when 7,500 gallons of wastewater drained into the lake.

Upstream uranium interests still at it

Lake Gaston Gazette-Observer
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Virginia Energy Resources, Inc. formerly Virginia Uranium Ltd has no intentions of giving up on uranium mining upstream of Lake Gaston. According to public documents filed with the Canadian Securities Administrators, in spite of data in numerous studies proving uranium mining in...

Waterfront property declines raise concerns about recent reassessment

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Mecklenburg’s new tax assessment is causing concern among some homeowners, particularly those with lakefront properties, after some land and home values decreased dramatically in tax value.

Hydrilla being put in the lake, Corps fears

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Despite efforts to stem the spread of hydrilla in Kerr reservoir, US Army Corps of Engineers officials continue to find new outgrowths of the invasive plant. A 2014 survey of the lake estimated there were 1,116 acres of hydrilla, an increase of nearly 230 acres from 2013.

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