Jason Dew (bow) and Randall Soles catch two largemouth bass at Sutton Lake.
Bass Fishing

Sutton Lake’s roller-coaster bass bite

After Hurricane Florence breached the dike at Sutton Lake last fall, the Cape Fear River entered the lake and the power plant shut down temporarily. Will 2019 be a good year or bad year for the lake’s bass? Only time will tell. […]


Warm Sutton Lake provides winter change of pace

Sutton Lake is a winter fishing oasis, an 1,100-acre cooling resevoir for Duke Energy’s L.V. Sutton Power Plant near Wilmington, N.C., Sutton remains warm through the winter, with February water temperatures usually in the 70s or low 80s, which gives a summertime feel to fishing, with fish active in the warm water. […]