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  • Unusual??? Smallmouth caught in Nutbush area of Kerr Lake.

    We had the 25th Annual Tobacco Bass Invitational tournament at Kerr on Sat. Apr. 5th. We went out of Flemingtown ramp that morning and all anglers checked in at 3pm. Everything went as usual until Michael Hines of Gibsonville and his partner, Roger Mabe of Climax, brought a nice 3.58 lb. smallmouth to the scales. I\'ve been directing tournaments for 30 years now, and I\'ve never weighed in a smallie at Kerr. Hines (on right in picture) caught the fish in the area Little & Big Nutbush creeks split off from each other with a crankbait in 6 to 10\' of 58 degree water.
    I\'ve heard of anglers catching these in the rivers upstream from Clarksville, but never in the main lake. Mighty unusual? What have ya\'ll heard?
    Thanks! Phil McCarson