How Do You Catch Bass on Kerr Lake?

Kerr Lake, also known as Buggs Island, is a place that doesn’t get a whole lot of attention in the state of North Carolina. However, this little gem is in the depths of the mountains of North Carolina and Virginia and has a lot to offer for tournament bass anglers. It has wood, pee gravel banks, great main-lake points, perfect water clarity, and structure that always hold big Largemouth Bass. It’s an exceptional lake in the springtime during the spawn, which is when most tournaments on Kerr Lake take place. Make sure to read until the end to see How Revital Outdoors Premium CBD Products help anglers trying to catch bass on Kerr Lake.

Like the other best fishing lakes in the country, Kerr Lake has a numerous amount of opportunity for a tournament angler. Anglers can literally do whatever they want to catch largemouth bass out of Kerr Lake. However, one thing that stands out about Kerr Lake versus other lakes in the country, is the amount of wood along the shoreline and in the shallow water areas that it has to offer. So, for this blog, let’s focus on fishing wood and shallow water structure for a Kerr Lake.  

Getting Ready for the Spawn in the Springtime

In the springtime, the fish on Kerr Lake are moving up shallow and getting ready for the spawn. Because of the amount of wood structure in Kerr Lake, this becomes a bass anglers dream come true when fishing tournaments. Anglers can get away with just burning the bank, and fishing as much wood as possible in order to get their quality baits throughout the day of a tournament. Especially when there is pollen on the water’s surface of Kerr Lake, this is definitely a trigger to all anglers to get up shallow and start fishing for fish on beds or cruising of shallow for the spawn. 

Fishing Wood Structures

When it comes to fishing wood on Kerr Lake, there’s probably not a better way to approach this than with a big flipping stick. Anglers who want to flip the word with creature baits or senko style baits, can have a lot of great luck doing so. Braid is not necessarily needed when flipping the wood on Kerr Lake, so anglers can use heavier fluorocarbon lines when flipping wood. The key is to figure out where on the shallow wood the bass are relating to. Anglers will want to experiment with fishing the base of the wood where it is the thickest, and then work their way out to the outside edges of the wood. Anglers that make multiple flips to the wood structure on Kerr Lake, will quickly figure out exactly where the fish are relating to on the wood. When the Largemouth Bass on Kerr Lake move up shallow to spawn, they will spawn on a hard bottom. So, it is tricky to find out exactly where the fish are located on the different pieces of wood or structure. The other key to figuring out exactly where the Largemouth Bass in Kerr Lake are, is not only the wood, but which wood. Main-lake points, secondary points, or the backs of the creeks and spawning flats. But once an angler can get dialed in exactly which wood is producing the best results, this narrows down the lake to being a more manageable pattern. 

Choosing Your Bait

Yes, although flipping is a very great way to get bites on Kerr Lake when fishing wood, anglers can also have success throwing a topwater bait along the wood or throwing a squarebill crankbait. The first option is a topwater, Kerr Lake is known to be a great buzzbait lake. So, angles that are throwing buzzbaits over the top of the brush or structure up shallow can be very successful. There are some reports that say anglers can get bit on the topwater buzzbait all day on Kerr Lake. The other bait is a squarebill crankbait, which can be one of the best baits an angler will ever throw around wood. The square lip of a squarebill crankbait, allows the bait to deflect and have an erratic action when deflecting off the wood on Kerr Lake. This creates a more natural presentation to the largemouth bass and mimics the baitfish in the lake perfectly. 

Kerr Lake, or Bugg Island will always be a great place for tournament anglers to travel to. It is a known favorite for professional anglers living on the East Coast of the US. Overall it can be a very fun opportunity, especially for anglers wanting to fish wood.  

How CBD Helps Anglers

When fishing Lake Kerr, one thing that you need to make sure you have aboard is the Revital Outdoors Premium CBD Cream. This cream contains 250mg of CBD, and comes in a highly moisturizing form to keep your skin in line all day while fishing. It’s completely unscented and easy to pump into your hand or directly on the joints causing inflammation and discomfort. While fishing Lake Kerr, it’s likely that your muscles and joints will start to feel overworked, especially when they’re basically in auto-pilot while casting and reeling. To keep you on the water all day long, our CBD Cream will definitely come in handy to keep pushing for you, without you having to do too much.

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