NC officials to sample Dan River nearly one year after coal ash spill

Source: 
Kerr Lake Guide
Date of Story: 
01/29/2015

Nearly a year after the Duke Energy coal ash spill in the Dan River, officials of the North Carolina Department of Environment and Natural Resources and the Division of Water Resources expects to visit the spill site near Eden, NC on Friday (Jan 30, 2015) to take new "water quality" samples. The Dan River feeds into the Roanoke River and Kerr Lake.

Charlie Taylor's Fishing Report - January 30, 2015

Updated: 
Thursday, January 29, 2015

Bass fishing is fair on Buggs Island Lake, with small fish being taken on jig 'n pig and crankbaits in 6-12 feet of water, on points. The larger fish are halfway back in the coves, feeding in late afternoon and evening. Slow-rolled spinnerbaits are taking some good bass from riprap throughout the lake. Rat-L-Traps are also taking some fish.

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Volunteers Sought for Tanner Nature Center

Source: 
Kerr Lake Guide
Date of Story: 
01/19/2015

The Army Corps of Engineers, the folks who manage Kerr Lake, are looking for college students in the area to volunteer this summer for non-paying positions at the Tanner Center, located near the dam.

Kerr Lake Park records increased attendance

Source: 
Kerr Lake Guide
Date of Story: 
01/29/2015

The Kerr Lake state recreation area recorded 1,099,644 visitors in 2014, up 6% from a year ago. It was among six North Carolina parks to record more than one-million visitors for the year. The others were William B. Umstead, Fort Macon and Jockey’s Ridge state parks and Falls Lake and Jordan Lake state recreation areas.

Great striper bite at Kerr/Buggs isn't slowing down

Source: 
North Carolina Sportsman
Date of Story: 
01/26/2015

Call it Kerr Reservoir or call it Buggs Island Lake, it doesn’t make much of a difference to fishermen who are experiencing great striped bass action on the 49,500-acre impoundment along the North Carolina-Virginia border.

Ruff: Name of lake not changing

Source: 
South Hill Enterprise
Date of Story: 
01/20/2015

When State Sen. Frank Ruff agreed to patron Senate Bill No. 972 before the General Assembly, he probably didn’t expect the wave of publicity and negative reaction from many voters who believe the bill is an attempt to change the name of Buggs Island Lake.

After 63 years of dispute, Virginia may concede Kerr Lake's name

Source: 
WRAL-TV
Date of Story: 
01/18/2015

For 63 years a lake on the North Carolina-Virginia line has suffered from an identity crisis — and visitors have gotten whiplash. Now, after decades of disagreement about the lake's name, Virginia may finally be ready to yield. To Virginians, it's always been Buggs Island Lake, ever since the Roanoke River was dammed in 1952. North Carolina insisted it was Kerr (pronounced kar) Lake.

"2015 Freshwater Fishing Guide" now available

Source: 
Virginia Department of Game & Inland Fisheries
Date of Story: 
01/14/2015

The new 2015 Freshwater Fishing in Virginia (Fishing Regulations) book is now available at the upcoming outdoor sportsmen shows and online.

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