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Bass tournament at Blythe Landing

Big bass tournament comes to Blythe Landing Oct. 19-21

Oct. 11. There will be lots of anglers out on the lake next week as 200 boaters and co-anglers from four Bass Fishing Leagues compete for a top prize of $60,000. The Phoenix Bass Fishing League (BFL) wraps up its 2023 season at Blythe Landing in Cornelius Oct. 19-21, with the Phoenix BFL presented by […]

Wildlife Resources to launch new online system after old system goes down

June 22. The NC Wildlife Resources Commission will be launching a new license and vessel registration system July 1. Hunting and fishing licenses as well as vessel registrations will be unavailable for purchase from June 28 to June 30. License and vessel registration renewals may be purchased online through the Wildlife Commission website, in person […]

Photo: Redcrest 2023 presented by Shore Lunch

Shelby angler lands $300K top prize in Redcrest bass tournament

March 13. A professional angler from Shelby won the top prize—$300,000—in the Major League Fishing’s Bass Pro Tour Championship held over the past several days at Blythe Landing. Bryan Thrift of Shelby caught a three-day cumulative total of 46 lbs., 12 oz. to win the MLF Redcrest tournament 2023 presented by Shore Lunch. Second-place finisher […]

Redcrest 2021 champ catches five-bass limit weighing 16 Pounds, 7 ounces to grab early lead after Day 1. Photo | MLF

Alabama angler leads Redcrest $300,000-prize bass tourney on Lake Norman

March 9. The top 40 professional anglers from the Major League Fishing (MLF) Bass Pro Tour launched Wednesday morning at Blythe Landing for Day 1 of MLF’s Redcrest Bass Pro Tour championship. The five-day event features 40 anglers competing to become pro bass fishing’s newest world champion, and a top cash prize of $300,000. Fishing […]

Bass Pro Tour Championship on Lake Norman has $300K Top Prize

LKN bass tourney, on Discovery and Outdoor channels, has top prize of $300K

Feb. 28. The five-day Redcrest 2023 Bass Pro Tour tournament, set for March 8-12 at Blythe Landing, will be broadcast on Discovery Channel and Outdoor Channel. The Major League Fishing event showcases the top 40 Bass Pro Tour anglers from the 2022 season. They will compete for the top prize of $300,000. “The big wildcard […]

The Bass Pro Shops Redcrest IV family expo will be in Charlotte in March.

Fishing tournament and family expo coming in March

Feb. 15. Major League Fishing (MLF) will be hosting its catch, weigh and release Redcrest Championship, March 8-12, on Lake Norman. Blythe Landing in Cornelius will be home for the Wednesday-to-Sunday tournament. Sally Ashworth, executive director of Visit Lake Norman, said ot’s the most prestigious fishing event Lake Norman has ever hosted. MLF will also […]

Wildlife Commission announces 2023-2024 proposed rule changes

Dec. 14. Officials with the N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission announced the 2023-2024 proposed changes to inland fishing, hunting, trapping, game land and other regulated activities; the public comment period runs into January 2023.  No public hearings will be held locally, but a virtual hearing will be held on Jan. 19. Registration is required to receive a meeting link to […]

The state will stock more than 60,000 brook, brown and rainbow trout, all 10 inches or longer.

Anglers, get ready for some trout fishing

Nov. 29.  The N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission is providing seasonal angling opportunities by stocking surplus trout in 40 small impoundments, including two in Mecklenburg, between Nov. 30 and Dec. 22. Staff will stock more than 60,000 brook, brown and rainbow trout, all 10 inches or longer. Anglers can harvest up to seven trout per day […]

Fishing is fun, Town of Cornelius

Catch ‘em while you can, but you must release them, too

Oct. 31. The Robbins Park Northern Pond has recently been stocked with more than 300 channel catfish. Everyone is welcome to fish but it’s catch and release only. The fishing pier is connected to a nearly 600-foot long boardwalk, and is handicap accessible. NC fishing license requirements apply. Don’t have fishing gear? Take advantage of […]

Avery Hammock and Garrett Smith of Erskine College

Anglers on Lake Norman net $2,601 prize

March 28. Avery Hammock and Garrett Smith felt a gamut of emotions this week in winning the Strike King Bassmaster College Series at Lake Norman presented by Bass Pro Shops. They came to Cornelius with no guarantee of even competing, but made it from the waitlist into the tournament. They were in fourth place on […]