With the recent warm weather heating up the local waters, resident fish have started their search for beds. Several species are in full spawning mode, heading for the back ends of tidal waters to scatter eggs and repeat their propagation.

Fishing is excellent, with striper fishermen catching fish on live shad and bucktails, cast up on the bank in the upper end of the lake, near Kerr Dam.

Catfish action is good for anglers fishing live shad on or near the bottom.

Largemouth action is good, with topwater lures accounting for a few good fish in the back ends of coves.

Bass are spawning in the back end of the warmer creeks and in main lake coves. Fish crankbaits, spinnerbaits and plastic worms between boat docks in the coves and creeks near the main lake for the pre-spawn bass.