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How to catch Lake Gaston's bass in May

In wake of Lake Gaston’s ascension to catfishing fame, it’s important to remember that the 20,500-acre lake along the Virginia border north of Raleigh is still one of the finest bass lakes available during May, according to guide Joel Richardson of Kernersville.  

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April 28 at 3:29 pm
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Indentations in the shoreline are magnets for Shearon Harris bass

Fishing is all about the details, especially the little ones, and it pays to take note of any potential shoreline spots to target.

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April 15 at 7:00 am
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Shearon Harris’s slot limit has made it a top trophy bass fishery

For most bass fisherman, the slot limit under which bass at Shearon Harris Lake are managed means little. They’re just  looking to get their line stretched and not keeping bass anyway, so it’s no big deal that you can’t put any bass between 16 and 20 inches in your livewell.

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April 15 at 7:00 am
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Rockwell angler catches potential state-record white crappie

Fishermen can speculate on the whereabouts of the next state-record white crappie, but at least one person knows where one such fish lives. 

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April 11 at 7:54 pm
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Before and after - Prespawn or postspawn, Shearon Harris Lake has plenty of bass to keep you busy this month

As April arrives at Shearon Harris Lake, one thing is for certain: the spawn is irrefutable. Waves of buck bass and fat females will be hitting the banks and preparing beds, eager to deposit the eggs they’ve carried through the winter before retreating to make room for another group. Although it’s a staple of many fisherman to sight-cast to shallow, bedding bass, two top-notch anglers often catch their biggest fish of the year by targeting bass that most boats are sitting on top of.

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April 01 at 7:00 am
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Give a flip — or a pitch — to the bushes for prespawn bass

One of the most-productive methods for triggering a reaction strike from a bass is to drop an intruder into his hiding spot when he’s in ambush mode. That’s why Chadd Eriksen and Jonathan Phillips both look forward to banging the shallow bushes by flipping and pitching.

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March 15 at 7:00 am
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Jordan Lake boat ramps: Not just for launching

It’s not uncommon for anglers to blast off from the boat ramp at full throttle, skipping across the water like a flat stone to an undisclosed honey hole on the other end of the lake. In fact, a hungry bass could have been right under the boat, enjoying an easy meal.  

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March 15 at 7:00 am
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Reaction time - March is time to get a reaction bite from Jordan Lake’s prespawn largemouth bass

March madness is a different ailment for different people. For some, it’s a need for the heated rivalries between the college basketball teams they love and love to hate. For others, it’s the heating up of the shallow waters at B. Everett Jordan Lake south of the Raleigh-Durham area.  

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March 01 at 7:00 am
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