Kerr Lake

Buggs Island Producing Huge Crappie

By: Chris Bullock After a slower March, April has turned out to be a banner month for big crappie on Kerr Lake. The water warmed up and we are catching large crappie up to three pounds. For the last two weeks we’ve averaged 25-30 crappie caught over 10 inches a day. Our continued success will [...]

Buggs Island Producing Huge Crappie2018-04-18T18:56:08+00:00

Kerr Lake Crappie Update

By: Chris Shaffer Prior to mid-week catching large sums of crappie on Kerr Lake wasn’t a chore. Meanwhile, in response to a week of instability Kerr Lake crappie are frustrating anglers. This pattern will likely persist until atmospheric stability returns, which hopefully happens soon. Currently crappie are scattered and have backed off recent migrations toward [...]

Kerr Lake Crappie Update2018-04-18T18:56:15+00:00

Kerr Lake Cats Starting to Chew

By: Chris Shaffer What a difference the weather makes when it comes to the catfish bite. On the heels of rain and snow over the weekend, stability Monday and another surprise cold rain Tuesday, Wednesday’s fair conditions brought a non-stop catfish bite on Kerr Lake. Blue catfish bit, and bit often, as temperatures rose and [...]

Kerr Lake Cats Starting to Chew2018-04-18T18:56:16+00:00

North Carolina/Virginia Border Cats Feeding in Shallow Water

By: Chris Shaffer Wes Jordan was adamant. He wanted all the rods out of the holders and resting on the deck. No rod tips were to be exposed, he said. At the time we were fishing in the Staunton River Channel on the upper end of Kerr Lake and surrounded by open space. The catfish [...]

North Carolina/Virginia Border Cats Feeding in Shallow Water2018-04-18T18:58:16+00:00

Rain, Mud & High Water Not Slowing Kerr Lake Catfish Bite

By: Wes Jordan We’ve had a tremendous amount of rain over the Kerr Lake watershed this week. In less than 72 hours the lake level has climbed nearly 11 feet. And we're talking about a lake with 850 miles of shoreline, so that's a lot of water. Tiny feeder creeks that are normally only three feet wide [...]

Rain, Mud & High Water Not Slowing Kerr Lake Catfish Bite2018-04-18T18:58:27+00:00

Kerr Lake Crappie Showing in Large Numbers

By: Chris Bullock Largely in part to not having cold weather to extended periods of time it’s been a better than average year for crappie fishing on Kerr Lake. This year, there haven’t been many days where you couldn’t catch a big mess of crappie. While I don’t think the bite will last as long [...]

Kerr Lake Crappie Showing in Large Numbers2018-04-18T18:58:58+00:00

Kerr Lake Blue Cats Straddling the Carolina/Virginia Border

By: Chris Shaffer Virginia and North Carolina’s Kerr Lake has produced the largest blue catfish ever – a 143-pound blue catfish – and while we flew cross country to film an episode of Pautzke Outdoors here if we were locals we would have cancelled yesterday’s session. There’s been no stability in the weather the past [...]

Kerr Lake Blue Cats Straddling the Carolina/Virginia Border2018-04-18T19:02:03+00:00

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