Charlie Taylor's Lake Gaston Fishing Report

Charlie Taylor We're pleased to provide weekly fishing reports from Virginia Outdoor Writer Charlie Taylor. We receive his reports and post them late Thursday or early Friday in time to give you a lead on the best places to fish over the weekend. We also maintain an archive of previous reports so you can track fishing trends on Lake Gaston.

Charlie Taylor's Fishing Report - December 19, 2014

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Thursday, December 18, 2014

In Lake Gaston, striper action is hot in the main lake around the mouth of Pea Hill Creek. Large schools of surface-feeding fish are marauding through the shad schools early and late in the day. Bass are confined to the deeper dropoffs, with the majority located in 25-40 feet of water.

Charlie Taylor's Fishing Report - December 12, 2014

Date Updated: 
Thursday, December 11, 2014

Striper action is hot in the main lake around the mouth of Pea Hill Creek. Large schools of surface-feeding fish are marauding through the shad schools early and late in the day. Plenty of stripers in the 10-20 pound class are taking live minnows, shad, and bucktails on the main lake dropoffs.

Charlie Taylor's Fishing Report - December 5, 2014

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Thursday, December 4, 2014

Excellent crappie fishing is reported in Lake Gaston. Most of the catches are being taken from schools suspended over creek channels around mid lake. Small minnows and tiny jigs are the key.

Charlie Taylor's Fishing Report - November 28, 2014

Date Updated: 
Thursday, November 27, 2014

Live bait and deep-trolling are producing some good striper catches, although the fish are running small. White perch continue to be caught, jigging in the creeks with Hopkins Shorties. Walleye are taken along with the white perch.

Charlie Taylor's Fishing Report - November 21, 2014

Date Updated: 
Friday, November 21, 2014

In Lake Gaston, striped bass are being caught by anglers trolling bucktails and shad around the dam. Crappie are holding in 8-10 feet of water over brushpiles and around boat docks. They are hitting jigs and live minnows.

Charlie Taylor's Fishing Report - November 14, 2014

Date Updated: 
Friday, November 14, 2014

Crappie are stacked around Lake Gaston boat docks and submerged brushpiles in 14-16 feet of water. Largemouth bass are hitting jig 'n pig baits and slow-rolled spinnerbaits.

Charlie Taylor's Fishing Report - November 7, 2014

Date Updated: 
Friday, November 7, 2014

Crappie are stacked around the boat docks and submerged brushpiles. Largemouth bass are hitting jig 'n pig baits, slow retrieved crankbaits and large spinnerbaits.

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