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Fishing At Kerr Lake

AKA: Kerr Reservoir, Buggs Island Lake

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Fishing for largemouth bass, smallmouth bass, channel catfish, flathead catfish, blue catfish, black crappie, white crappie, walleye, bluegill, white bass, white perch and striped bass at Kerr Reservoir in Virginia.

Home to a nice variety of fish species, Kerr Lake aka Buggs Island Lake is a dream destination for fishing, boating and camping. Avid anglers can chase after bass, crappie, walleye, white bass, perch, stripers, catfish and sunfish. This 50,000-acre reservoir, located on the southern border of the state, off Interstate 85. The lake is fertile with healthy populations of fish and baitfish. Explore the 850 miles of shoreline and for an ideal place to wet a line. Fishing from boats, kayaks, canoes or from shore are all popular here. During spring and fall the fish tend to favor shoreline areas, while moving deeper and schooling up during summer and winter. Once you find an area with baitfish, fishing should be good. VA fishing guides offer guided fishing trips on Kerr Reservoir. With marinas and campgrounds scattered around the lake you can easily locate most any services you require to enhance your stay at John H. Kerr Reservoir. Virginia fishing licenses are legal lake-wide. North Bend Park has a handicap accessible fishing pier. Their are numerous boat launch ramps, parking, campgrounds and public access areas.

Primary fish species residing in Kerr Lake

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Largemouth bass Smallmouth bass Channel catfish Flathead catfish Blue catfish Black crappie White crappie Walleye Bluegill White Bass White Perch Striped bass

Kerr Reservoir Amenities

Marina: YES
Boat Rental: YES
Boat Launch Ramp: YES
Campgrounds: YES
RV Hookups: YES
Lodging: YES
Convenience Store: YES
Bait & Tackle: YES
Restaurant: YES

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Campgrounds & RV Parks Nearby

Buffalo Park & Campground - 434 374-2063

Staunton River State Park Campground - 434 572-4623

Occoneechee State Park Campground - 434 374-2210

Rudds Creek Campground - 434 738-6827

North Bend Park & Campground - 434 738-0059

Additional Kerr Lake campgrounds in NC.

Kerr Reservoir VA Map - Fishing & Camping Areas

Contact Information
Occoneechee State Park
1192 Occoneechee Park Rd
Clarksville, VA 23927
434 374-2210

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Fishing in southern VA, at Kerr Reservoir, for bass, crappie, walleye, white bass, perch, stripers, catfish and sunfish.

Fishing on Kerr Reservoir.