Regional Reports-South

High Rock

Use deep-diving crankbaits and soft-plastics for High Rock largemouths. Both are equally effective on aggressively feeding bass seeking to recover from their May spawning duties. Fish Texas-rigged worms and tubes around boat docks-they'll produce plenty of bites in early June. Carolina-rigged lizards are very effective once fish move out to humps off creek channels or secondary points away from spawning flats. Target them at 8 to 10 feet deep. Offshore structure at High Rock is often covered with stumps or rocks, plus man-made brush piles-the lake is also a productive crappie fishery. The daily creel limit for largemouths is five, with a 14-inch minimum and a two-fish daily exception. High Rock is 45 minutes southwest of Greensboro. Contact: North Carolina Wildlife Resources Commission (919-733-3933).