|Bad weather, good bass - December success puts Kerr Lake bass fishermen in a holiday mood
57 Views - Posted: December 01 at 6:00 am
During the winter, most of the fishermen who sing the famous line “Let it snow! Let it snow! Let it snow!” from Sammy Cahn’s classic Christmas song have comfortably shielded themselves from the elements by nestling up to a warm fireplace with a cup of hot chocolate in hand.
|Crankbait bite about to bust loose at High Rock, Badin
529 Views - Posted: November 28 at 6:00 am
The recent weather – near-freezing rains and cold winds – have prompted some fishermen to call it a season at High Rock and Badin lakes, but not Lexington’s Chris Brown, who said the small-crankbite bite should be just around the corner once the weather stabilizes.
|Trolling bite for stripers has kicked in at High Rock Lake
709 Views - Posted: November 21 at 6:00 am
For the past two weeks, plenty of striped bass in the 10-pound class have been caught at High Rock Lake by fishermen slow-trolling bucktails or using live bait.
|Spinnerbaits are the ticket for bass on High Rock
607 Views - Posted: November 12 at 2:49 pm
If you’re not tossing a spinnerbait at High Rock Lake, you’re not fishing.
|Crappie scattered at High Rock; action at Badin is great in deep water
526 Views - Posted: November 06 at 11:22 am
With the constantly changing weather patterns, crappie are wherever you find them. At High Rock Lake, small crappie are scattered around piers. At Badin Lake, quality crappie are in water as deep as 27 feet.
|Spinnerbait produce big wins at High Rock, Falls of Neuse
587 Views - Posted: October 30 at 12:00 pm
Chuck Hughes of Linwood and Jimmy Hughes of Lexington used spinnerbaits to catch their winning bag of 22.05 pounds at the Oct. 26 Yadkin Team Tournaments Fish-off at High Rock Lake. Their haul, worth $1,070, was anchored with a 5.08-pound bass.
|Winston-Salem angler wins Barbecue Big Bass Tournament on High Rock
595 Views - Posted: October 22 at 7:00 am
Winston-Salem’s Paul Tsiolkas won the grand prize of $1,500 with a 4.89-pound bass at the High Rock Bassmasters’ Oct. 12 Barbecue Big Bass Tournament on High Rock Lake.
|Catfish providing plenty of High Rock action
791 Views - Posted: October 18 at 7:04 am
Maynard Edwards and Jason Heitman, both of Lexington, discovered that variety is indeed the spice of life if you leave your options open at High Rock Lake. The two anglers caught a 20-pound flathead catfish and 14 channel cats ranging from four to 10 pounds on a trip earlier this week after starting the day targeting striped bass.
|High Rock striper fishing has been great, but Karen worrying anglers
1430 Views - Posted: October 07 at 6:00 am
Since mid-September, Russ Gobble of Churchland and his fishing buddies have enjoyed excellent striped bass fishing at High Rock Lake. Now they’re waiting to see if the effects of Tropical Storm Karen will rain on their parade.
|Maiden bass pro Cherry caps rookie season with BASS win
657 Views - Posted: October 02 at 7:00 pm
Maiden’s Hank Cherry won the Sept. 27-29 BASS Evan Williams Bourbon Championship on Michigan’s Muskegon Lake, with a 5-fish catch of smallmouth bass weighing 17-8 to beat out Michigan bass whiz Kevin VanDam, who had 14-14.
|Go upriver for best bass fishing High Rock has to offer
837 Views - Posted: September 26 at 7:00 pm
More and more tournament fishermen are cashing in on the upriver bite at High Rock Lake. Some say it’s hard to beat.
|Army vet wins big bass tournament on High Rock
726 Views - Posted: September 19 at 1:00 pm
Robert “Stump” Morrison, a U.S. Army veteran from Winston-Salem, won his first major bass-fishing victory at High Rock Lake by topping the field at the Sept. 14-15 Bassmaster Weekend Series N.C. Division 5 tournament.
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