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 also manages an online bulletin board.

Charlie Taylor's Fishing Report - August 26, 2016

Date Updated: 
08/26/2016

On Lake Gaston, largemouth bass are taking red plastic worms and clear crankbaits, around boat docks. Crappie are taking live minnows and red and white jigs. Night fishing for catfish is excellent with almost any kind of bait.

Charlie Taylor's Fishing Report - August 19, 2016

Date Updated: 
08/18/2016

Bass fishing in Lake Gaston is good, particularly in the lower and upper parts of the lake. Topwaters are producing early and late in the day. Main lake points are producing bass on crankbaits, carolina-rigged plastic worms and spinnerbaits.

Charlie Taylor's Fishing Report - August 12, 2016

Date Updated: 
08/11/2016

Bass action is good for anglers using topwater lures early and late in the day. After the sun comes up, plastic worms and crayfish colored grubs are taking fish on main lake and creek points, and boat docks. Crankbaits, worked at the 12-15 foot level are also taking bass.

Charlie Taylor's Fishing Report - August 5, 2016

Date Updated: 
08/04/2016

Topwater lures produce well in early mornings around brush piles and boat docks. Deep diving crankbaits, worked on light line, are producing larger bass on main lake points. Carolina-rigged plastic worms are taking bass from the stump fields in 6-12 feet of water. Plastic baits, particularly floating worms, are working well in hydrilla bed edges, near docks.

Charlie Taylor's Fishing Report - July 29, 2016

Date Updated: 
07/28/2016

Lots of small bass, with a few larger fish mixed in. Action centers on main lake points and boat docks. Topwaters, fished early and late in the day, and crankbaits and plastic worms, fished during the other times, are producing the bass.

Charlie Taylor's Fishing Report - July 22,2016

Date Updated: 
07/22/2016

In Lake Gaston crappie are holding in brushpiles in 12-18 feet of water and taking live minnows. Downlake, largemouth bass are holding in 12-20 feet of water and may be taken on plastic worms and deep-diving crankbaits. Topwater lures are taking fish early and late in the day.

Charlie Taylor's Fishing Report - July 15, 2016

Date Updated: 
07/14/2016

In Lake Gaston crappie are holding in brush piles in 12-18 feet of water and taking live minnows and tiny jigs. Largemouth bass are holding in 12-20 feet of water and may be taken on plastic worms and deep diving crankbaits.

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