THE CAROLINA TRACE

T.U.F.F. Club

Sanford, NC 27332


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TUFF Fishing Derby 2019 Adults

Bass


1st Place


Buster Harrill (NS)

24.5 inches 8 lbs 5 ozs



2nd Place


Nicholas Gay (MC)

20 inches 3 lbs 14 ozs


Crappie


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Catfish


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Bream


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TUFF Fishing Derby 2019 Kids

Bass


1st Place


Ezekiel Bucur (SGN)

23.5 inches 6 lbs 14 ozs



2nd Place


Aidan Bailey)

21 inches 4 lbs 13 ozs


Crappie


1st Place


Ezekiel Bucur (SGN)

12 inches 1 lbs 4 ozs



2nd Place


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Catfish


1st Place


Harika Mergen (LTIII)

11 inches 0.5 lbs 8 ozs



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Bream


1st Place


Ezekiel Bucur (SGN)

10.5 inches lbs ozs



2nd Place


Tyler Kerecz (HC)

7 inches lbs ozs


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July 16 Discussion with CTA and TUFF Fishermen

by Miss Libby

Posted on Tue Sep 28 2021



Thanks to CTA for hearing our concerns and input about the hydrilla in Lake Trace. I support that the CTA POAs voted against an additional assessment in the 2021-2022 budget for lake management issues until the minimal carp introduction of 150 carp can be monitored and evaluated. The following report is from the July 16 meeting... and is probably more than what you ever care to know about carp and its introduction into a fishery. !Libby

Hi Guys,

 

Clink on the link for interesting reading about sterile grass carp controlling aquatic plants and especially their ...

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NAVIGATING THE TUFF WEBSITE

by Miss Libby

Posted on Thu Nov 05 2020



Dear Current CT Fishing Friends and New Trace Residents who like to fish,

I think most all of us will remember 2020 as the year that everything changed. I pray that the "New Normal" will hopefuly return to "Near Normal" next year. TUFF is "on hold" as far as membership, Seasonal Derby, any other tournaments, Outreach community efforts and Youth "Fish for Fun" lessons. 

PLEASE NOTE: EVERYONE CAN SCROLL THROUGH EVERYTHING ON THIS WEBSITE. NO NEED TO LOG IN, AS ONLY TUFF MEMBERS HAVE PASSWORDS AND CAN COMMENT ON BLOGS ...

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WHITE PERCH INVASION IN LAKE TRACE

by Miss Libby

Posted on Sun May 17 2020



At a TUFF meeting at Hidden Lake Pool Shelter, a discussion about the invasion of white perch into Lake Trace took place. (Note: I had participated in the 2008 electroshock survey when this species in the three inch range was deemed by the fish biologist to be “overpopulated”.  In September 2018 I fished from shore and caught and culled 40 white perch in four hours that were in the seven to nine inch range! )  Some attendees thought they were harmless (“oh, the bass will eat that size.”) So later I connected with our current N ...

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WINNERS OF OUR 2019 TUFF SEASONAL DERBY

by Miss Libby

Posted on Sat Jan 04 2020



Buster Harrill (NS) took home the First Place Bass plaque in our seasonal TUFF Derby which runs from March 1st to November 15th.. Read all about the details of his eight plus pound catch in the July 1st Blog (Lake Trace Spring/Summer Fishing News). Not pictured above is our 2nd Place Bass winner in the Adult Division Nick Gay of Mallard Cove, but you can also see his almost four pound catch in the July 1st Blog Picture Gallery. Two winners in our Youth Division showed up (with their proud moms) for the photo above including Harika Mergen (LT3 ) 1st Place Catfish and Ezekiel Bucur (SGN) 1st Pl ...

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FISH FOR FUN LESSON NETS 79 FISH FOR FBC "KID CASTERS" !

by Miss Libby

Posted on Sun Aug 18 2019



A muggy day but the fish were still hungry! Click on the big pictures in the photo gallery for more details. ...

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

Fri Jun 28 2019 - Nicholas Gay caught a Largemouth Bass!

A Largemouth Bass was caught by Nicholas Gay of Mallard Cove on Fri Jun 28 2019. The fish measured 20 inches long with a girth of 11.75 inches and weighed 3 lbs 14 ozs.

Here are some more details:
Nick tossed the wacky rig near the wall at North Bridge and the fish hit it right when the Senko hit the water. He says "I have been fishing all over Trace this year and green pumpkin and watermelon colors seem to perform well all year so far!"

Sun Mar 24 2019 - David Zorn caught a Largemouth Bass!

A Largemouth Bass was caught by David Zorn of Sedgemore on Sun Mar 24 2019. The fish measured 16.5 inches long with a girth of 12 inches and weighed 2 lbs 11 ozs.

Here are some more details:
About 1:30 p.m. fishing in a pontoon boat passing second dock up to the left of the dam.

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.

Here are some more details:
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.

Here are some more details:
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!)

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.

Here are some more details:
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)

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