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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

Lake Lure's Monster White Bass

Steven Kriete

The average size of Lake Lure's white bass has grown year after year.  For tonight's trip, we did not catch any under 13 inches with the largest at 17 inches and an average size of 15 inches.  We pulled in a bunch.  Here is Rebecca holding the 17 incher.  The Bagley balsa shad in shad color was again the lure of choice. 

Peyton's Huge Bass

Steven Kriete

I took out Peyton and his family for their once a year fishing trip.  As usual, Peyton connected with many fish including this monster largemouth.  Way to go Peyton!

Ryan's Nice White Bass

Steven Kriete

The fish were scattered this weekend.  Crappie are holding on the deep edges of large trees and dropoffs.  White bass are scattered in many locations feeding in smaller size groups than usual.  This means it is easier to find the fish but less of a bonanza when you do.  Ryan caught this hefy white bass shortly before dark.

Crappie Party Crashers

Steven Kriete

While catching white bass, we had a few very large crappie hit our balsa shads while trolling.  Many of the crappie are in transition from their spring shallows.  On Lake Lure they will follow the bait schools to capitalize on leftovers when the white bass bust up the bait and scatter the bait from their schools.  You'd be surprised how open-water oriented many of them can be.  Here is a hefty specimen that Jack caught last night.

It's a white bass.  No, it's a largemouth.  No, it's an open water May crappie.

It's a white bass.  No, it's a largemouth.  No, it's an open water May crappie.

Bagley's Balsa Shad Bonanza

Steven Kriete

I love the Bagley Balsa Shad.  Les and Alyssa caught a bunch of nice white bass this morning using this lure trolled in 12 to 20 foot water.  The white bass were in tight schools staging for their spawns.  Every time we went over the school, this lure got slammed.  We trolled some other crankbaits as well that didn't get bit nearly as often.  What makes the Bagley Balsa Shad catch so many fish is its detailed design.  From gill plates to every individual scale down its side, these lures have the detail to catch more fish.  

The Bagley Balsa Shad costs about a dollar more per lure than the competitors, but it  catches twice as many fish.

The Bagley Balsa Shad costs about a dollar more per lure than the competitors, but it  catches twice as many fish.

The Game Was On!

Steven Kriete

I took out a fun group last night and this morning.  They had a great time competing with each other for most fish.  Becky's team caught the most fish last night, but Jim's team was tops today.  As for the biggest fish, you be the judge.  Was it Becky or Jim's?

Here is Becky with a nice largemouth bass.

Here is Becky with a nice largemouth bass.

Here is Jim with a nice white bass.

Here is Jim with a nice white bass.

Feeding Trough for the Pigs

Steven Kriete

It was quite the morning for Owen and his family as the big pigs were feeding.  This 3 pound rainbow trout jumped on Owen's Lure mid morning.  Owen, Barbara, Randy and Julie caught 13 fish including rainbow trout, smallmouth bass, yellow perch, and white bass.  Almost all the fish were in the 2 - 3 pound range.  We trolled crankbaits including The Bagley Balsa Shad.  The fishlove these lures trolled or casted at 3 mph when the fish are feeding on shad in 10 - 20 foot water.

Gotta Love March Fishing

Steven Kriete

Stripers, Crappie, Largemouth, and more Stripers.  You gota love spring fishing.  We connected on three nice stripers on Lake Lanier last night.  Here is the best one at 18 pounds 35 inches.  The strike was epic as this monster slammed a gizzard shad free lined only ten feet behind the boat.  After many heart-stopping runs, I finally subdued him.

Achoo, It's Crappie Time

Steven Kriete

With the big warmup here in the South and pollen raining down on us, the crappie have awoken.  My buddy and I went out on Lake Lanier this weekend and caught quite a few.  We threw live minnows under bobbers near the deep laydowns and pitched white jigs under docks.  It's fun fishing.  Here is our last specimen of the day.   Rain fell most of the day then cleared late.

Winter Time Striper

Steven Kriete

It's been cold and wintery, but warmer days are coming.  I went out with some friends on Lake Lanier this weekend, and Kyle caught this 22 pound striper.  We also had some close calls with a few other stripers and caught some nice spotted bass.  It's that time of year when I get ready for customers on Lake Lure.  I start taking people out with my first trips set for March 26.  Let's get to fishing!

Family Fishing

Steven Kriete

My family and I continue to catch fish over the winter months.

Here is Alex with a nice 4 1/2 pound largemouth.

Here is Alex with a nice 4 1/2 pound largemouth.

We rented this boat at Lake Marion in SC.  Alex caught this nice striper.  We got another striper, some more largemouth, and a white crappie.

We rented this boat at Lake Marion in SC.  Alex caught this nice striper.  We got another striper, some more largemouth, and a white crappie.

Darlene's Big Bass

Steven Kriete

As a crisp cold front sent the leaves into all kinds of colors today, the largemouth held around dock edges throughout daylight.  Shortly before dark, they started schooling after baitfish.  We caught  largemouth and a few white bass this afternoon.  Darlene caught this nice one on a number 7 gold and red shad rap.  Nice job Darlene!

Fall Smallmouth in the downpour

Steven Kriete

I got to hand it to Dave, Gerald, and Rusty this morning.  They would not be denied a fishing trip due to terrential rain that has plagued Lake Lure for the last few days.  They were rewarded with some largemouth bass, white bass, and this 3 pound smallmouth bass.  Way to go guys!

Unpredictable August Fishing

Steven Kriete

As usual, the fishing is tough in August.  When scouting on one night, the largemouth bite was nonexistant.  I did find some medium size white bass by trolling.  The next night with clients, the white bass were not hitting at all.  However, the largemouth bite was on.  The fish are well fed in August and unpredicatable.  You've got to move around and be willing to switch patterns or even your target fish.

Eric's 17 inch white bass

Steven Kriete

Despite the fishing slowing down over the last week as the water temperature hits its peak, Eric caught this very nice white bass on a perch-colored shad rap.  Eric did well to carefully play this fish in and prevent it from breaking his light line.  Great job Eric!