RALEIGH, N.C. (Jan. 6, 2015) — The N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission will close the Bells Church fishing pier, located on Jordan Lake in Chatham County, on Jan. 13-14 to replace malfunctioning fish attractor lights on the pier.
Piedmont Region Fishery Supervisor Brian McRae said the current lights are no longer working. The replacement will take place over two days, dependent on weather, and also allows for improvements to the lighting system.
“Pier lights are close to the water and the light attracts bait fish, which in turn, attract crappie and largemouth bass,” McRae said. “Anglers then have great opportunities to catch fish that congregate around the pier.”
A contractor will install 18 new lights — each measuring 4 feet long and emitting a soft, green light. The new high-tech lights, which will turn on and off automatically through dusk-to-dawn photo cells, should last longer and be more energy-efficient than the