'http':'https';if(!d.getElementById(id)){js=d.createElement(s);js.id=id;js.src=p+"://platform.twitter.com/widgets.js";fjs.parentNode.insertBefore(js,fjs);}}(document,"script","twitter-wjs"); Brian Shinn lifts a hefty Tuckertown Lake largemouth bass. That means a lot of well-fed gamefish and Tuckertown has largemouth and spotted bass, striped bass, catfish, crappie and bluegills and, believe it or not, a smattering of walleyes. We did not cliff jump as we just hiked along the Colorado River. Now it’s just pure pleasure. 27 likes. Sandwiched between two bigger and more-publicized lakes —High Rock to the north and Badin to the south, Tuckertown has qualities that many anglers believe combine the best of those two impoundments. The dam itself, at the south end of the reservoir, spans the river between Harris Township in Stanly County and Eldorado Township in Montgomery County. Went cliff diving at the tuckertown reservoir yesterday. 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That’s most likely to happen the first week or two of May, depending upon weather and water temperature. Need to do some kayaking there in the summer. We guide you to suitable locations for your cliff jumping ... Tuckertown Reservoir Davidson, Stanly, Montgomery & Rowan Counties Cliff Jumping Adventures does not verify the legal status of locations posted for cliff jumping. One is the Bringle Ferry Bridge that bridges the river between High Rock (in Davidson County) and Pooletown (in Rowan County), and from which there are views of the High Rock Dam. The next bridge south of the NC Hwy 49 Bridge is at the James B. Garrison Bridge over Lake Tillery between Albemarle and Troy. Already have an account? Other coves feature moderate depths and woody structure along their shorelines: — blowdowns, stumps and stickups. Lily pad mats are perfect cover for bass, which are ambush predators, and they offer protection to baitfish. “Most of the time they’ll blast it.”. Most of the time, that bottom will extend out into the lake. A former business teacher who put in 28 years at Central Davidson High School before retiring in 2012, Edwards, 62, made his guiding bones at High Rock Lake, but Tuckertown was one of the first lakes where he refined his bass-fishing techniques. Females are more selective and have to be tricked into biting.Shinn likes to use a 3/8-ounce jig on light line for bedding lunkers. Other coves feature moderate depths and woody structure along their shorelines: — blowdowns, stumps and stickups. He estimates the the drop into the … Date of experience: February 2020. Cliff Jumping Adventures was created so that others can enjoy the sport of cliff jumping with a fun and safe experience. You can catch a big fish with 12-pound line; just don’t horse him.”. Shinn prefers to use a 7-foot baitcasting rod with a reel spooled with 12-pound Sufix or Cajun monofilament. “The funny thing is, I think I catch more bass because of the lighter, harder-to-see line. Some of the areas have a lot of loose rocks so wear good shoes. “The best baits in May at this lake are Senkos, Sluggos or Fluke-style soft plastics, four to six inches long,” said Edwards “That’s for fishing the really shallow water. Hotels. Main channel from dam to dam is muddy and will remain so thru the weekend in my opinion. Part of the lake downstream from the NC 49 bridge is in Montgomery County. If you jerk too quick, you’ll just pull the lure out of his mouth. Tuckertown is another Yadkin chain lake, but with a unique profile for a water body, the upper half being a tailrace and river and the lower half being a lake that … Yes, I want to receive updates from Fishidy June 12, 2008 For a many fishermen who’ve fished the entire Yadkin River chain of lakes, Tuckertown has the most-variable and suitable habitats to find largemouth bass. Cliff Diving USA Lincoln Road Falls. LEXINGTON BARBECUE. They’ll even fix you any kind of biscuit you want to take before you walk out the door. MAPS — Gemini Maps, Charlotte, 704- 846-1833; DeLorme’s North Carolina Atlas & Gazetteer, 800-452-5931, www.delorme.com. If April was cold, the spawn often delays until mid-May. “You just cast into a bed and jiggle it,” he said. Make the frog stop on pads that have clearings, then hop it off the pad into the water. Located along the tranquil shores of the Yadkin River, Tuckertown will transport you to a world of warmth and relaxation. Anglers have basically two choices at Tuckertown to look for bass each spring: staging areas in five to eight feet of water,  or along shorelines after fish move to the banks to start the spawn. Nestucca River. A 25-30 ft cliff jump on Oahu’s north shore is a well-known spot for a strange reason. It is about a 10-15 foot drop and is a great place to go for ones first cliff jumping adventure. Find Local Fishing Spots on the Interactive Map! We have not fished Tuckertown since 2015 when John Ladd won 1 st place on a hot July day. The lake has multiple crossings. There are several waterfalls in the western part of the state that have pools deep enough to swim in, and good spots for cliff diving. Cliff diving (cliff jumping) is a dangerous sport and all precautions must be taken. Rock Ledge Park. Tuckertown Reservoir The Tuckertown Reservoir is the reservoir formed by the Tuckertown Dam 35°29′05″N 80°10′36″W / 35.48472°N 80.17667°W at the North end of Badin Lake and the High Rock Dam 35°36′03″N 80°14′06″W / 35.60083°N 80.23500°W at the bottom of High Rock Lake in the Uwharrie Lakes Region in the U.S. state of North Carolina. Once the female lays her eggs, she retreats toward deeper water. Tuckertown Reservoir is in the Reservoirs category for Rowan County in the state of North Carolina. A quick Google search shows a number of videos from the area known as The Cliffs, a popular spot for jumping into the lake below. Anyone who is interested in visiting Tuckertown Reservoir can print the free topographic map and street map using the link above. Kahekili’s Leap has an interesting history of warriors jumping off here to prove their bravery, and it truly is the birthplace of cliff jumping. Loch Raven Reservoir. FISHING INFO/GUIDES — Maynard Edwards, Yadkin Lakes Guide Service, Lexington, 336-249-5782, www.ExtremeFishingConcepts.com. Rowan Sheriff’s Capt. Smalls Falls. John Sifford said authorities have warned people for years about jumping off the Tuckertown Bridge. Brian Shinn, 44, is a native of Kannapolis who lives in Garner. “Good places to fish shallow ... are ones that show pea gravel,” Edwards said. Tuckertown Lake. Welcome anglers to Event #4 of the 2019 CKA tournament season. Edwards said his clients like to catch bass, no matter the time of year, even if it means snatching the male nurses out of the maternity ward. The male bass that guard the nests are much easier to catch because it’s their jobs to guard eggs and fry. The GPS coordinates for this Lake are 35.5167634 (latitude), -80.2013602 (longitude) and the approximate elevation is 561 feet (171 meters) above sea level. Other coves feature moderate depths and woody structure along their shorelines: — blowdowns, stumps and stickups. The Tuckertown Reservoir occupies a narrow valley in the western edge of the ancient Uwharrie Mountains. “If they’re on the beds, that’s when I like a floating worm,” he said. Tuckertown Reservoir is located above Badin Lake in Davidson and Rowan Counties. “If your line gets wrapped, don’t try to horse him out; you’ll often pull the hooks out of a bass’s mouth. Located in Marquette, Michigan, you can jump into the Great Lake of Lake Superior. Tuckertown Reservoir is displayed on the High Rock USGS quad topo map. Cliff jumping in tucker town, nc taken with gopro 4. The Tuckertown Reservoir is the reservoir formed by the Tuckertown Dam 35°29′05″N 80°10′36″W at the North end of Badin Lake and the High Rock Dam 35°36′03″N 80°14′06″W at the bottom of High Rock Lake in the Uwharrie Lakes Region in the U.S. state of North Carolina. I might lose a few, but I end up catching more fish. However, bedding bass are difficult to catch, especially large, egg-laden “sow” females. Many people have died cliff diving; even from a low height. Stone Bridge. I think bass not only go into the lily pads before they go to the banks to spawn, but I think they hang out there a lot of the time.”. Bear Mountain Bridge. “Then there are the shallow-water lily pads. The technique he and Edwards use is to throw a jig with the skirt-trimmed short past a bed where they’ve seen a fish they want. Calf's Penn. 2. With gorgueous views, clear fresh water, and lush landscapes, these locations are perfect to make a jump. 9,436 CFS as of 10:15 am 8/27/2020. But best of all, the lake is filled with baitfish, mostly gizzard and threadfin shad. Use common sense. Tuckertown Lake. Check out the latest AC Insider Podcast with @unch. You can't find a more remote and relaxing getaway than Tuckertown. Along the hike, we were treated to some great views of the river. “I stick mostly with watermelon-color, soft-plastic Senkos or Sluggos,” he said. Summersville Lake. 1. View Map. It’s a place where loggers, retirees, office workers, telephone linemen, cops, truckers and yes, fishermen, gather for the finest country breakfast in the southern half of Davidson County: scrambled eggs, ham, sausage or bacon, flapjacks, plenty of biscuits or buttered toast, jam, and waitresses who make sure to keep your mug filled with steaming coffee. Water is very Muddy. Blackrocks. Read more. Cliff jumping is actually somewhat of a pastime in Hawaii, and it comes more naturally to the locals as opposed to a fear of something. See also Guides and Charters in Classifieds. Each time an angler does it, sometimes even brushing a bass’s flanks with the jig, she’ll get more agitated and finally mad enough to bite. ... Tuckertown Road. If you don’t get a bite, you can come back later and try the same place. He’ll be hangin’ around somewhere near.”. The reservoir is located in Davidson County, Stanly County, Montgomery County, and Rowan County and contains the wide and navigable waterway of the Yadkin River. The lake is best accessed via NC 49 from the east or west and US 52 and NC 8 and NC 109 from north or south. Firehole Cliff Diving. For a decade or so, Correll guided fishermen on Lake James, Lake Hickory and Lake Rhodhiss for striped bass, smallmouth bass and walleye, but when he wanted to fish for fun, he packed up the pontoon boat and headed somewhere to catch big whiskered fish. Restaurants. Hippy Hole. The next bridge north of the Bringle Ferry Bridge is located at the Interstate 85 crossing near Salisbury. Tuckertown Lake. Welcome to Tuckertown's Best Kept Secret. Abrams Falls. A quick Google search shows a number of videos from the area known as The Cliffs, a popular spot for jumping into the lake below.
But don’t jerk (the rod tip) right away. “I looked for a place where I could bring my family and fish, and I found this piece of property at Tuckertown Lake seven years ago,” he said. So he hands his anglers baitcasting outfits rigged with floating worms — pink and sherbert are favorite colors). The tournament will be held on Tuckertown Reservoir. High Dives from Italian Cliffs - Red Bull Cliff Diving World Series 2015 - Duration: 1:31. Calf's Pen—sometimes stylized as Calf Pen or Calves Pen—is the most popular cliff jumping spot on Lake George.Expect a crowd on a … Email. He likes to use plastic lures that imitate rats or frogs that are designed to be fished weedless. !function(d,s,id){var js,fjs=d.getElementsByTagName(s)[0],p=/^http:/.test(d.location)? He also is a former tournament bass fishermen who discovered he’d rather spend time with his family on weekends than haul a bass boat around and fish competitively. Overview. The most-popular public boat ramp is just west of the NC 49 bridge on the lower end of the 2,500-acre lake. Just because your friends dare you to jump … The second crossing is the NC Hwy 49 Bridge at Tuckertown. Lake Numerous manufacturers produce these kinds of lures, which are made to be fished along the surface over pads or matted vegetation. Water report Tuckertown Lake. Lake Superior. You have to feel the weight of a bass with the lure in his mouth before you rear back and try to cross his eyes. This cast-and-snatch scenario should be repeated about 10 times. High Rock Dam 1 gate open, another partially. Follow all safety precautions, verify legal status of the cliff jumping location and enjoy your cliff jumping adventure! There are more crossings in the backs of the lakes creeks. Tuckertown Reservoir is a reservoir located just 6.4 miles from Badin, in Nash County, in the state of North Carolina, United States, near Stokes Ferry (historical), NC. 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