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Striper and white bass fishing is good below Kerr Dam. Bucktails and live shad are the best bait. With the current lake level, fishing has slowed in some spots.

Bass fishing is generally slow, and requires patience. Currently, the larger fish are generally on the windblown points. Fish the flooded willow bushes adjacent to the creek channel in the back end of the creeks, when the sun is high. Flip a jig ‘n pig or crayfish imitating plastic into the middle of the bush. Early in the day, cast small spinnerbaits into the outside edges of the buckbrush, adjacent to creek channels. After the sun comes up, switch to jig ‘n pig, flipped into brush among sweet gum trees halfway into pockets in the backs of creeks. Main lake points are giving up some good fish on Carolina-rigged lizards.

Crappie action is excellent on medium minnows over submerged brushpiles and around bridge pilings. Two pounders are not uncommon.