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John H. Kerr Reservoir

NC (Granville, Vance, Warren), VA (Charlotte, Halifax, Mecklenburg)

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Post-Spawn Styles

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  • A-Rigging
  • Bobber
  • Buzz Baiting
  • Carolina Rigging
  • Cast/Retrieve Mid Depth
  • Cast/Retrieve Shallow
  • Chatterbaiting
  • Crankbaiting
  • Dropshot
  • Finesse Fishing
  • Froggin
  • Jerk Baiting
  • Livebait Rigging
  • Ned Rigging
  • Neko Rigging
  • Power Fishing
  • Power Jigging
  • Shaky Head Fishing
  • Spinnerbaits
  • Texas Rigging
  • Top Water
  • Vertical Jigging Deep
  • Vertical Jigging Mid Depth
  • Vertical Jigging Shallow
  • Wacky Rigging

Lake Details

What you need to know about fishing John H. Kerr Reservoir

John H. Kerr Reservoir, commonly called Kerr Lake, is exactly what many fisherman want. With a variety of species including Largemouth and Smallmouth Bass, Striped Bass, Black Crappie, Bluegill, and White Perch. There are many resorts and marinas that surround Kerr Lake making it a popular place to vacation to. With over 50,000 acres there is no shortage of water and allows to really get away from the crowds. Kerr is most notably known for the bass and crappie fishing. Finding good cover on the shorelines will often produce all species during the spring and fall months. On the contrary, many fish school up on deeper humps and river beds during the summer and winter periods. Finding these schooling fish can be a challenge, but fishing will be fast and furious when the school is located.

Waterbody Type




Surface Area

174.04 sq. km

Avg. Depth

0 ft.

Species Present

largemouth bass, smallmouth bass, crappie, panfish / bluegill

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