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Hank Cherry photo by Seigo Saito/B.A.S.S

Fishing champ hosts tournament benefiting Warrior’s Journey

Dec. 8. Angler extraordinaire Hank Cherry of Lincolnton will host a special fishing tournament Dec. 11 for The Warrior’s Journey, an organization dedicated to serving military veterans and their families. The two-time Bassmaster Classic champion said the tournament winner is guaranteed a $5,000 purse. “The Warrior’s Journey gives everything they have to help serve so […]

Cody Hoyle of Rutherfordton won the tournament

Fish tales: Rutherfordton angler wins Bassmaster Southern Open in Cornelius

Sept. 27. Cody Hoyle of Rutherfordton had the winning three-day total during the Basspro.com Bassmaster Southern Open on Lake Norman this past weekend. You might have seen the duded-out bass boats stalking coves and docks around Cornelius. “This is pretty amazing; I really wasn’t expecting to win,” said Hoyle, who pulled in $43,533. “I entered […]

Lake Norman hosts the Basspro.com Bassmaster Southern Open Sept. 23-25. Photo by Andy Crawford/B.A.S.S.

Cornelius lands Bassmaster Open Sept. 23-25

Sept. 17. It will be a game of numbers, in which diligence plus a little luck could equal success for anglers competing in the Basspro.com Bassmaster Southern Open at Lake Norman. Competition days will be Sept. 23-25 with daily takeoffs from Blythe Landing Park at 7 am. On Days 1 and 2, weigh-ins will be […]


Lincolnton angler lands $300K in Texas bass tournament

June 14. A professional angler from Lincolnton has won the top prize—$300,000 in cash—at a tournament in Texas. Hank Cherry caught five bass Sunday that weighed 13 pounds, 1 ounce and won the Academy Sports + Outdoors Bassmaster Classic with a three-day total of 50 pounds, 15 ounces. He is only the fourth angler in […]

Fishers of Men tournament coming to LKN

Feb. 26. The Fishers of Men National Bass Tournament will bring five events to Lake Norman during the next two years. The organization operates fishing tournaments in 34 states. This is the first one on Lake Norman, according to Travis Dancy, director of sales at VIsit Lake Norman, the local convention and visitors bureau. The […]


College bass tournament coming to Cornelius

Dec. 29. In fish news, the nationwide Bassmaster College Series will open March 5-6 on Lake Norman right here in Cornelius. It will then include two more springtime events on Lewis Smith Lake in Cullman, Ala., Apr. 16-17 and Lake Cumberland in Russell County, Ky., Apr. 30-May 1. The trail’s final stop June 9-10 will […]


2021 Bassmaster Open coming back to LKN

Dec. 17. The 2021 Bassmaster Opens comes back in 2021, a little later than usual, but back nevertheless. Lake Norman is on deck Sept. 23-25. Since the 2020 schedule was pushed back by the COVID-19 pandemic, it didn’t finish until the first week of December. As a result, the 2021 schedule begins in March instead […]


298 Santas had a great lake day

Dec. 13. If you had visions of Santas fishing on Lake Norman Saturday, you didn’t have sugar plums messing with your head. Hundreds of Santas rode boats instead of sleds during the Ugly Stik “World’s Largest Santa Claus Bass Tournament” Saturday at Queens Landing. Nearly 300 anglers competed in the one-day bass fishing tournament dressed […]