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Kerr Lake has over 49,000 acres and 850 miles of shoreline making it a great fishery for Striper,
largemouth, crappie and catfish. It is great fishing and close to several central NC/VA cities.
 

Kerr Lake is an Army Corp of Engineers flood control lake. It is approximately 49,000 flooded acres with approximately 800 miles of shoreline. The aerial photo to the left shows the many cuts and coves of the lake. See a detailed map of the lake. Because it is for flood control it can fluctuate, and probably will, by as much as Aereal photograph of beautiful Kerr Lake10 feet a year. Kerr Lake is convenient to NC and VA. It is on I-85 approximately 45 miles from Raleigh 110 from Richmond, and 180 miles from Charlotte.

Kerr Lake in known for outdoor sports including camping, boating, skiing, sailing, wind surfing, nature walking, bird watching, golfing and hunting. Kerr lake is also known for its crappie, bass and striper fishing. It also has other fish including catfish and white perch to name just a few. There is not exceptional shore fishing but there is good pier fishing at Bullocksville and Henderson Point. Henderson Point is open 24 hours per day.

The Kerr Lake State Park and Recreation Area in Henderson, NC, (252) 438-7791, needs to be checked out.The park offers accessible facilities, boating, camping, a very nice community building, education and events, fishing, hiking, picnicking, and swimming. The park has accessible facilities and takes reservations.

There is tremendous fishing at Kerr Lake. Fish hard for the following:

Largemouth Bass - Kerr Lake is great drawing several top national tournaments. During all of spring and summer the fishing will take your breath.
Striped Bass - Kerr Lake is one of a few lakes where striped bass can reproduce naturally. This make striper fishing is good here. Good seasons are spring , fall and winter. Try live bait like herring or gizzard shad. Also try bucktails and topwater baits in winter. Both shad and herring can be caught for bait out of the lake.
Crappie - Kerr Lake is one of the top crappie lakes in the area. Spring and fall are best but other seasons can be productive. Try live minnows as well as artificial's.
Catfish -- Kerr Lake is productive for large blue and flathead catfish.

But don't limit yourself to these fish. There are tons of perch and excellent panfishing. Here are some good links:

 

Take a kid with you. Have fun fishing near Kerr Lake.


Kingfisher Maps
Kerr Lake - West, NC
JH Kerr/Buggs Island West Lakes 22"x34" Two-sided. Scale 1:32,000. Waterproof and Tear Resistant! GPS Compatible, Marina Listings, Lake Structure, Road Network and more. Map depicts the lake from Perrin Creek WMA from the West and Roanoke (Staunton) River at the NorthEast to Clarksville (South/East). Flip side of map containes Kerr Reservoir Central showing the lake from Clarksville to Roanoke River between Mill Creek and Eastland Creek. Buggs Island Lake is about 48,900 acres at full pool and has one of the best largemouth bass fisheries in the country.
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Kingfisher Maps
Kerr Lake - East, NC
JH Kerr/Buggs Island East Lakes 22"x34" Two-sided. Scale 1:32,000. Waterproof and Tear Resistant! GPS Compatible, Marina Listings, Lake Structure, Road Network and more. Kerr East shows the lake from the Roanoke River at the base of Mill Creek and Eastland Creek to Nutbush Creek Rec Area. Flip side of map containes Kerr Reservoir Central showing the lake from Clarksville to Roanoke River between Mill Creek and Eastland Creek. Buggs Island Lake is about 48,900 acres at full pool and has one of the best largemouth bass fisheries in the country.
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$12.99

GMCO ProSeries Maps
Kerr Reservoir, NC/VA
Kerr Reservoir (Buggs Island) PRO SERIES IT's WATERPROOF With Lat/Long Grid for GPS, Includes; Marinas, underwater structures, street names, area names, Striper fishing information and much more! ONE MAP that covers the WHOLE LAKE !Scale 1"=2,500'
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$10.95

GMCO Fishing and Recreational Guide
Kerr Reservoir, NC/VA
Kerr Reservoir (Buggs Island Lake) Complete Fishing and Recreational guide to Kerr Reservoir. 26 pages of easy-to-use charts, facilities listing, local names, LAT/LONG Grid for GPS and more!! Scale 1"=2,000'
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$12.95

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Good Kerr Lake, North Carolina Fishing and Lake Links
KerrLake.info fishing reports and tournaments
NC Division of Parks for Kerr Lake
Vance County Tourism -- Vance County Tourism provides information on lake, fishing, camping, boating, and events
Virginia Dept. of Game and Inland Fisheries
Kerr Lake Marine Service -- 4865 Satterwhite Point Rd. --- Henderson, N.C. 27536 --- (252)492-3095
Satterwhite Point Marina -- 6470 Satterwhite Point Rd. --- Henderson NC 27537 --- (252)438-4441
Tim's Guide Service -- Tim Wilson (434) 374-8303
Joel Richardson -- Joel provides professional guide service on Kerr Reservoir (known locally as Bugg's Island) Lake Gaston, and surrounding Piedmont area lakes. 336-993-8704
Guides on lake
RamRod's Guide Service -- Townsville, NC -- (252) 492-7793 mhall@inet4u.com
Donald Rigsbee Guide -- 252-438-6278 (Lake) or 910-488-5620 (Home)
 
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