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Fishing Report

Lake Lure fishing report and Chimney Rock fishing report for a weekly blog of the fish caught in Lake Lure North Carolina

6 + Pound Largemouth

Steven Kriete

Steve caught this very nice largemouth this morning as well as numerous other fish on topwater and crank baits. The fish are steadily getting deeper throughout the mornings.

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The Lake Lure Trifecta

Steven Kriete

It is not easy to pull off the Lake Lure Trifecta. This includes at least one smallmouth bass, a largemouth bass, and a white bass. Lee pulled if off this morning as part of 19 fish that his group caught. Great job guys!

This 3 pound smallmouth hit a deep diving crankbait.

This 3 pound smallmouth hit a deep diving crankbait.

And the largemouth

And the largemouth

And a white bass….

And a white bass….

24 + inch Almost 8 Pound Lake Lure Bass!

Steven Kriete

Craig caught this massive largemouth this morning on a deep diving crank bait. His family also caught some other largemouth, white bass, and bluegill in the late morning.

Update: I’ve gotten some e-mails asking if Craig put the fish back or kept it. Being the nature lovers that Craig and his family are, they all agreed to put her back. The bass swam away in good health.

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Deep Deep White Bass

Steven Kriete

The white bass are cruising in small schools over points up to 50 feet deep as it gets hot in the summer. Here are Dean and Johnny with some nice 3 pounders.

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Big Bass for Megan and Matthew

Steven Kriete

Megan caught this nearly 5 pound largemouth this morning on a trick worm. Matthew caught his on a crank bait. The fish were all caught in relatively shallow water.

Megan did well to keep this girl out of the big timber.

Megan did well to keep this girl out of the big timber.

Matthew caught this one on a crank bait.

Matthew caught this one on a crank bait.

Scattered Fish, So Hunt Them Down

Steven Kriete

The fish are very scattered and not feeding as schools. Trolling worked well today with many fish in the boat. Here is Steph with a large white bass and a large largemouth bass. Both were caught on big crank baits.

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Here is Jim with a nice crappie.  Crappie can be caught now with small jerkbaits worked in shallow shaded shorelines.

Here is Jim with a nice crappie.

Crappie can be caught now with small jerkbaits worked in shallow shaded shorelines.

Heat Wave Fish

Steven Kriete

The heat wave is here with 90 + temperatures daily. That didn’t stop Keenan and his grandfather from catching some nice fish. Here is Keenan with a large white bass.

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Crank up the Heat

Steven Kriete

The fishing really heated up this morning as Tom and James nailed a combination of 22 fish including white bass, largemouth bass, and smallmouth bass. Crankbaits on steep edges along the side of schools of shad was the ticket. All the fish were large size to four pounds this morning.

You got to love the double headers!

You got to love the double headers!

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Smallmouth are not as common as white and largemouth on Lake Lure, but we found a few today.

Smallmouth are not as common as white and largemouth on Lake Lure, but we found a few today.

Best Trade Ever

Steven Kriete

I’ve completed many trades in fantasy football, but none have been as strong as the one Amanda pulled off today fishing. She was reeling in a small white bass and got it close to the boat. Then suddenly, a giant largemouth rose up from the deep and inhaled her white bass. This has happened on fishing trips before, but never like this. The white bass became dislodged, and the lure got hooked into the mouth of the largemouth. After a hard fight, we netted this hefty bass. It was among about 20 fish that Amanda and her family caught this morning.

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They're Still Biting

Steven Kriete

Here is Susan with a nice largemouth that she caught on a diving crankbait tonight.  The bass are still chasing the bait.  We have not gotten to late summer patterns this summer because of the unusually cool temperatures.  Surface temps continue in the low 80's.

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Double Header White Bass

Steven Kriete

The white bass are gorging themselves on thread fin shad on Lake Lure.  This week, we're throwing poppers to nail white bass up to 4 pounds.  Look for the boiling surfaces and get your lures in there.  In between feeding frenzies, troll crank baits imitating the shad.  We've found 20 - 40 foot water to be best, but they are coming shallow into 6 foot water at times.  Largemouth bass are also mixing in there.  When you reel in a white bass, have somebody else ready to throw in another lure towards your fighting fish.  Often it will have a number of followers that are eager to bite.

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Here are Eli and Brody with a couple of their better white bass.

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Topwater Bombs Away

Steven Kriete

The topwater bite has been intense lately.  Chad and Blake hooked into numerous largemouth bass and a white bass using poppers.  The biggest was 5 pounds.

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I euthanized this one for an upcoming dinner.  All others were released.

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Three Three Pounders for Owen

Steven Kriete

Owen pulled out three three pound largemouth today using a deep diving crank bait fished shallow by pounding it fast along the bottom.  Reaction strikes came.  We also got white bass and crappie.

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