Jump to content
Sign in to follow this  

Kerr Reservior in April

Recommended Posts

Can anyone give any tips for Kerr Reservior in April? Staying at Cripple Creek Fish Camp on the Virginia side. Fishing on 4-22-09 thru 4-25-09. Any particular creeks, coves, or areas I should look for?

Any help is greatly appreciated. MikeS

Share this post

Link to post
Share on other sites

That's such a wide open question for Kerr.  It all depends on how much rain has come down.  The lake level fluctuates so much and the color can go from clear to muddy in no time.  

My favorite fishing on Kerr has been in April/May with the water level around 302-305.  

Share this post

Link to post
Share on other sites

If the water level is high, just find you some flooded bushes and trees and go to work. Spinnerbaits, cranks, flukes, etc....plus you should have fish on beds during that time frame.

You can't go wrong in Grassy Creek or Nutbush either one. Both are dynamite creeks in the late spring.

Share this post

Link to post
Share on other sites

Ask that question again around the first of April. The weather patterns will determine whether the Northern creeks or Southern creeks are the most productive at the end of April any particular year.

Share this post

Link to post
Share on other sites


1.  Call this number to find out the water level: 434.738.6371.

2.  You may have to to Extension 275 to get the report.

3.  300 is the normal level of the lake.

4.  303-304 is in the bushes.

5.  You want to be in the bushes.  Higher level, better fishing.

6.  Get on-line and secure a Kerr Reservoir (Buggs Island Lake) map from GMCO. www.gmcomaps.com.  You will need this map to plan your trip and to be able to return back to your launch site.

7.  Plan to fish an "area" or coves and creeks. There are too many places to fish this body of water as it is a very big lake.

8.  Moving baits and plastics in April.

9.  Docks are "floating" due to the water levels rise and fall. Sometimes a Carolina rig in front of the docks can be productive as can the Split-Shot rig along the shore line when the bite slows down.

10.  Study the GMCO map for humps, submerged structure, creeks, coves, etc.

11.  There was as site, www.kerrlakefishing.com, but I can't find it. So Google Kerr Lake and see what comes up and then visit those web sites for some local updates and information.


Kerr is a big lake and it can get rough out there if there is a lot of wind.  So always wear your PFD and be cautious.

Get the GMCO map so you can begin to study the lake and plan your fishing adventure.

Good luck.  ;)

Share this post

Link to post
Share on other sites

Wayne, thanks a million.

I will remove the old site and replace it with the new site in my favorites.


Share this post

Link to post
Share on other sites

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!

Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.

Sign In Now
Sign in to follow this  

  • Recently Browsing   0 members

    No registered users viewing this page.

  • fishing

    fishing forum

    fishing rods

    fishing reels


    bass fish

    fish for bass