THE CAROLINA TRACE

T.U.F.F. Club

Sanford, NC 27332


Lake Trace Hotline

919-499-1300

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Free Fishing Lessons Saturday, March 24th & 31st

by Miss Libby

Posted on Thu Feb 15 2018


10 a.m. to noon at CTCC dock. Call Libby to register so we know how many poles and bait boxes to bring. 919-499-1300 or e-mail gofishin247@gmail.com. ...

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TUFF SPRING FISH FOR FUN LESSONS. MARCH 24th & MARCH 31st. MUST SIGN UP! 10 A.M to noon at CTCC dock

by Miss Libby

Posted on Wed Feb 14 2018


 

THINK SPRING & SAVE THE DATES!

 

CHILDREN EIGHT AND UNDER MUST BE ACCOMPANIED BY AN ADULT!

There will be two TUFF Kid Caster’s “Fish for Fun” lessons during Spring Break.

  Free instruction, equipment and bait.

These Saturday events will start at the CTCC dock  10 a.m. to noon, weather permitting.

You MUST sign up by calling me at 919-499-1300. 

This is so we know how many poles and how much bait is needed! 

March 24th for Year Round and Home School CT children

and March 31st for Traditional Calendar CT children

 

CALL 919-499-1300 OR EMAIL ME at gofishin247@gmail.com to register. ...

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Winter update FEB. 18...A Ray of Hope!

by Miss Libby

Posted on Wed Feb 14 2018


Well, if you want to feel frustrated, please read the  following TUFF Fishing Reports that were in the CTCC & CTGP newsletters last year:  "Due to the unseasonably warm weather, fishing can only be described as awesome in January and February in Lake Trace. There have been numerous reports of largemouth bass caught and released in the two to eight pound range, mostly hitting crankbaits in eight to 12 feet of water. There was a surprise catch of a three pound jack pickerel caught near Southwind Marina on Valentine’s Day. These fighters have not been reported to TUFF Director Libby Bibb (HL) at the Lake Hotline (919-499-1300) for eight years!"

Actually you can see some 2017 winter bass pics posted on previous blogs here.  SIGH ...

In 2018, our fishing reports during this bitter cold winter have only seen a 16 inch bass caught before the second snow from shore in the deeper North side of the lake and a fat four pound, 18.5 inch bass caught at Massena Ridge Feb. 6th.  Join TUFF and I'll tell you what lure got it to bite!

More news. Things looking better. TUFF members Buster Harrill and Mike Bentley went out in the warm weather 2/16 and hooked up with four bass - three from coves and one near the dam. Buster had some luck when he went "up the creek" 2/17 where he said the water temp was 58 degrees. MAIN PHOTO: Buster went out when it got so warm during the week of Feb. 22 and landed this 6 and 1/2 pound bass on a crankbait near North Traceway Bridge @ 5 pm. It was 25 inches long and looked like it had already spawned. This up and down, hot and cold weather is confusing to our Lake Trace fishery! ...

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Lake Trace Winter Ice Fishing UPDATE

by Miss Libby

Posted on Wed Jan 17 2018


SNOWBOUND.... TOO COLD TO FISH!!!!! ...

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Welcome to the TUFF website!

by Miss Libby

Posted on Tue Jan 09 2018


Dear Everyone,


 Welcome to the Trace Union of Fervent Fishermen website!  My son and I started this project in late July 2017 and with his coding/graphic skills and my learning how to post pics and write blogs... well, here it is.  Still may need to work out the glitches, but please enjoy.  You don't need to login (at the bottom of Home Page) to browse around. If you "Read More" and click on the pictures, there are some captions .

 If you want to comment on a blog, send an e-mail to me at gofishin247@gmail.com, 

and I will set up your Username and a Password.

Growing up in Wilmington, Delaware, I enjoyed fishing the Brandywine River near my home and the Delaware beaches (staying at the Winkler cottage and taking my ORV to the first dune south at Key Box Road). Through various fishing "buddy" friendships, I enjoyed great success during 25 years of surf fishing trips to Dewey Beach DE and Rodanthe in the fall at the Outer Banks of NC.

However, I have to say that my heart now belongs to Carolina Trace in Sanford, North Carolina.  As a long time surf/fresh water (and now big bass) fisherman, Lake Trace has become my very favorite place to be in the world since retiring here ten plus years ago. Lake Trace is a 315 acre river-fed body of water in the Cape Fear basin with seven and one-half miles of shoreline. With NO gas engines allowed (no jet skis, power boats, water skiing), it offers a peaceful setting to pursue the giant thirteen plus pound largemouth bass that roam its waters. (Yes, there are 13 pound ...

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