This report is for Kerr Lake / Buggs Island Lake
The weather should be decent with scattered clouds through the weekend and most scattered showers held off until Mon-Tues.
The water temperature is expected to stay in the range of 65º – 68º for the week.
The water level is expected to stay around 297-298ft for the week.
Fishing is fair to good for anglers who are patient this week.
Crappie fishing is good when you can find them.
Crappie anglers are loading coolers with 1-3 pound fish, using small minnows over brushpiles and around bridge pilings.
Bass may be taken in shallow water, holding on rockpiles in backs of pockets. They may also be found holding on points or wood structure in 4-6 feet or water, and on humps, road beds and ledges, in 10-14 feet of water, near dropoffs into river or creek channels.
Depending on depth, most productive lures are slowly retrieved crankbaits, plastic grubs or spider jigs, jig ‘n pig and jigging spoons.
Stripers are active, hitting Sassy Shads on 1/4 ounce jig heads, fished under the schools of shad minnows close to the shoreline.