T.U.F.F. Club

Sanford, NC 27332

Lake Trace Hotline



by Miss Libby

Posted on Sun Mar 24 2019



Save the Date:  Saturday April 20th, 9:30 a.m. to noon

Location:           Carolina Trace Country Club docks


Weather permitting, enjoy two hours with TUFF teachers during our 10th Annual Spring Break Fish for Fun lesson. Last year this event took place in March and if you check the Blog posts, you will see that the weather was windy & cold and the fishing was less than spectacular.


We are expecting MUCH better fishing off the dock in 2019.  Youngsters 8 and under MUST be accompanied by a parent or grandparent. We have a dozen rod/reel combos available on a first-come basis if you can’t bring your own equipment and bait.  For participants, we’ll also have a random drawing for a Shakespeare rod/reel donated by Julee Snyder of Southwind.

Join the fun! Any questions, call “Miss Libby” at 919-499-1300


Winter fishing updates: Double digit bass have been caught and released in the shallow areas of Lake Trace near the Traceway bridges and Harbor Creek area, although no official registrations with length/girth measurements have been received. To register your catch, click on Catches and go to New Catch form (non-members). If you get lucky, PLEASE handle these big pre-spawn females gently and release quickly. Good luck!

Our seasonal Derby runs every year from March 1st to November 15th, so "game on" folks! You don't have to be a member of TUFF or the Country Club to register for prizes. We have four categories (Bass, Crappie, Bream & Catfish) in the Adult and Youth (16 & younger) Divisions. Click on Derby to see past winners and where, when & how they caught their fish. Trace residents (owners or renters), their family and guests are eligible, as long as you are fishing with them. Remember it's CMPR. Catch, Measure length & girth, Photo and Release. (Send jpg pics to me at New this year is the Golden TUFF. Any youngster who catches one fish in each category (no matter what size) gets a very handsome gold fish statue on an engraved white marble stand. If the fish has some size to it, register for the TUFF Derby Youth awards, too. Good luck and Tight Lines in 2019!

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