THE CAROLINA TRACE

T.U.F.F. Club

Sanford, NC 27332


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TUFF Fishing Derby 2018 Adults

Bass


1st Place


Don Facciolo (MC)

27.75 inches 13 lbs 13 ozs



2nd Place


David Zorn (SM)

19.5 inches 4 lbs 3 ozs


Crappie


1st Place


Don Facciolo (MC)

14 inches 1 lbs 11 ozs



2nd Place


Still waiting on 2nd place winner!

0 inches 0 lbs 0 ozs


Catfish


1st Place


Don Facciolo (MC)

24.5 inches 8 lbs 0 ozs



2nd Place


Still waiting on 2nd place winner!

0 inches 0 lbs 0 ozs


Bream


1st Place


Don Facciolo (MC)

12.5 inches 1 lbs 14 ozs



2nd Place


Still waiting on 2nd place winner!

0 inches 0 lbs 0 ozs


Honorable Mention:

TUFF Fishing Derby 2018 Kids

Bass


1st Place


Caroline Lee

9.5 inches 0.5 lbs 0 ozs



2nd Place


Still waiting on 2nd place winner!

0 inches 0 lbs 0 ozs


Crappie


1st Place


Waylon Cox (SL)

13.25 inches 1 lbs 11 ozs



2nd Place


Nathaniel Koliba

13.25 inches 1 lbs 6 ozs


Catfish


1st Place


Elizabeth Bender (LT)

11 inches 0 lbs 0 ozs



2nd Place


Sarah Bender (LT)

10.5 inches 0 lbs 0 ozs


Bream


1st Place


Still waiting on 1st place winner!

0 inches 0 lbs 0 ozs



2nd Place


Still waiting on 2nd place winner!

0 inches 0 lbs 0 ozs


Honorable Mention:


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Bassmaster Live from St Johns River in Florida

by Miss Libby

Posted on Thu Feb 07 2019



https://www.bassmaster.com/live/tournaments/2019-bassmaster-elite-st-johns-river New for 2019: Bassmaster LIVE all four days! Thursday-Sunday. 8:30 a.m.-11:30 a.m., 12:30 p.m.-3:30 p.m. ET. Live weigh-ins begin at 4:10 p.m. ET. Found it interesting that besides Hank Cherry, there are six other anglers from North Carolina that are on the Elite Pro circuit! Fishing Report for Lake Trace: There have been some anglers enjoying the warm weather out on Lake Trace ... and that's about it. ...

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DRAMATIC LAKE TRACE RESCUE

by Miss Libby

Posted on Fri Dec 14 2018



BASED ON A TRUE STORY

Sometime between Hurricane Florence and Hurricane Matthew … between the ups and downs of our beautiful Lake Trace … on a pile of debris mid-lake on the North side shoreline … a Spark of Hope stirred in the small gnome that rested in its wood cradle rocking gently by a then mild current.

Waiting.

 

Soon a caring and kind-hearted ...

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Congrats to our 2018 TUFF Fishing Derby Winners!

by Miss Libby

Posted on Thu Nov 29 2018



The brief 2018 TUFF Derby Awards Ceremony took place November 24th at the Carolina Trace Gatehouse. Last year the weather outside was sleeting for our annual December awards event and group photo op. So this year yours truly decided to have it during the Thanksgiving holiday when the weather would be warmer and nicer. Right?? Park at the turn around, take a picture of the group with our beautiful Lake Trace in the background? 

BUT NNNOOOOO.  It poured torrential rains on that Saturday a.m. after Thanksgiving. Too soggy for that sh ...

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2018 Youth Division Winners

by Miss Libby

Posted on Thu Nov 29 2018



We had six youngsters who registered their catches and won a prize during our 2018 TUFF Derby which runs every year from March 1st to November 15th. Pictured above is Elizabeth Bender (LT) who reeled in this eleven inch catfish during our March 31st Spring Break "Fish for Fun" lesson at the CTCC dock. Last year Elizabeth was a 3rd place winner with a 10.5 inch catfish. Now she adds a 1st Place Catfish gold fish medallion to her bronze one from last year. Way to go Elizabeth!

Any Carolina Trace owner or renter, their family members or guests can ente ...

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Three TUFF members helped three First Baptist Church teachers help 14 "Kid Casters" from the FBC Summer Program to go "Fish for Fun" at the fabulous Perkins pond off Route 421.  This was our third outreach adventure with middle school children from this church, and we are so looking forward to the next time we get invited.  Over 65 fish were caught and released.  (During 2017 FFF trips we had 75 and 56 sizeable sunfish/bass caught and released at this AWESOME POND!)

 

Remember to click on the big pictures in our Photo Gallery ...

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See what we've been catching here at Lake Trace! See all catches

Fri Jun 22 2018 - Don Facciolo caught a Bream!

A Bream was caught by Don Facciolo of Mallard Cove on Fri Jun 22 2018. The fish measured 12.5 inches long with a girth of ? inches and weighed 1 lbs 14 ozs.

Here are some more details:
I was fishing for sunfish with a small beetle spin and thought I had caught a small bass instead. Was surprised when I netted this guy and saw it was a monster sunny

Sun Jun 17 2018 - Dave Zorn caught a Largemouth Bass!

A Largemouth Bass was caught by Dave Zorn of Sedgemoor on Sun Jun 17 2018. The fish measured 19.5 inches long with a girth of 13.25 inches and weighed 4 lbs 3 ozs.

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Morning fishing (8:40 a.m.) worked out well! This size fish in Lake Trace is a terrific fighter.

Sun Jun 10 2018 - Don Facciolo caught a Catfish!

A Catfish was caught by Don Facciolo of Mallard Cove on Sun Jun 10 2018. The fish measured 24.5 inches long with a girth of 16 inches and weighed 8 lbs ozs.

Here are some more details:
Caught in about 12 feet of water using very slow retrieve.

Sun May 27 2018 - Don Facciolo caught a Largemouth Bass!

A Largemouth Bass was caught by Don Facciolo of Mallard Cove on Sun May 27 2018. The fish measured 27.75 inches long with a girth of 21.5 inches and weighed 13 lbs 13 ozs.

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Don was casting towards the bank across from the CTCC marina when this lunker hit. (This is most probably the biggest bass ever caught in Lake Trace!)

Sat May 26 2018 - Don Facciolo caught a Largemouth Bass!

A Largemouth Bass was caught by Don Facciolo of Mallard Cove on Sat May 26 2018. The fish measured 25.75 inches long with a girth of 20.25 inches and weighed 11 lbs 3 ozs.

Here are some more details:
This big girl hit Dons jig while slow drifting his boat in the deep water channel outside of Hidden Lake marina

Sun Apr 30 2017 - Andrea Thompson caught a Catfish!

A Catfish was caught by Andrea Thompson of Wisconsin on Sun Apr 30 2017. The fish measured 22 inches long with a girth of 20 inches and weighed 11 lbs 0 ozs.

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This HUGE spawning catfish was caught and released back into the pond on North Traceway west of Golf North. It was almost as round as it was long! Andrea was here from Wisconsin visiting Jody Jackett (GN)

Tue Mar 28 2017 - Chuck Byrd caught a Largemouth Bass!

A Largemouth Bass was caught by Chuck Byrd of North Shore on Tue Mar 28 2017. The fish measured 27 inches long with a girth of 21.5 inches and weighed 13 lbs 0 ozs.

Here are some more details:
Digital scale used and witnessed by a person at CTCC dock.

Thu Mar 02 2017 - Buster Harrill caught a Largemouth Bass!

A Largemouth Bass was caught by Buster Harrill of North Shore on Thu Mar 02 2017. The fish measured 24 inches long with a girth of 17 inches and weighed 8 lbs 10 ozs.

Here are some more details:
This lunker hit at 3:30 in the afternoon near the shoreline of Charles Holder's property in North Shore