THE CAROLINA TRACE

T.U.F.F. Club

Sanford, NC 27332


Lake Trace Hotline

919-499-1300

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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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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LATE SUMMER FISHING UPDATE

by Miss Libby

Posted on Wed Jul 31 2019



Lake Trace Summer Fishing Update

Very pleased to announce that 13-year-old Ezekiel Bucur (Stonegate N) caught a 24 inch largemouth bass on Monday at noon “up the creek” from the 18 Creek Golf Cart Bridge. (Note: Sizeable crappie have also been reported caught creekside near that bridge.)  

EZ has already qualified for our new 2019 Golden TUFF Lake Trace Fishing Award because he caught and released a Bass, Crappie, Bream and Catfish from his POA Stonegate pond. Any Trace youngster (lot owner family or renter) who catc ...

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Lake Trace Spring/Summer Fishing News

by Miss Libby

Posted on Mon Jul 01 2019



Long time TUFF member Buster Harrill (NS) reported not one but two 22.5 inch length by 17.5 inch girth largemouth bass caught in early April near Charles Holder's (NS) brick wall.  The first seven pound, eight ounce lady was caught on a green pumpkin shaky head and a Dinger green pumpkin w/ purple/green flakes landed #2 lunker about 30 feet from the first one caught a week earlier.  Fourteen to 19 inch bass have been landed during March/April fishing excursions by long time bass anglers in Lake Trace. These one to four pound "dinks" are not plentiful and hard to c ...

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Go for the GOLD this summer!!

by Miss Libby

Posted on Sat Jun 01 2019



In case you didn’t know, the first week in June is “National Fishing and Boating” week, according to the North Carolina Wildlife Resources Commission. With summer vacation almost upon us, here is something fun for Trace families!!

CLICK ON READ MORE TO SEE OUR FIRST QUALIFIER FOR THIS AWARD! Click on each photo in picture gallery for captions.

 

To encourage more fishing (the other sport) in Carolina Trace, the Trace Union of Fervent Fishermen, aka the TUFF Club, has announced a new fishing award aimed at youngsters (13 and under) who catch one sunfis ...

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On April 16th, TUFF Club members enjoyed our fifth fishing excursion to Perkins Pond with eleven First Baptist Church youngsters.  We enjoyed PERFECT weather and an astounding 71 fish including five bass were caught and released in less than two hours!

Unfortunately the weather was chilly and very windy at our April 20th "Fish for Fun" event at the CTCC dock. We had 28 folks from the Carolina Trace community drop by to brave the elements and see what the Lake Trace fishery had to offer. The dozen "Kid Casters" who attended reeled in a total of 15 white ...

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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