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 - September 26, 2014

Date Updated: 
Thursday, September 25, 2014

Throughout the state, the lower temperatures will accomplish three things; lower the water temperatures, cause the fish to head to the backs of the creeks, chasing baitfish, and make the fish much more aggressive in feeding.

Charlie Taylor's Fishing Report - September 19, 2014

Date Updated: 
Thursday, September 18, 2014

Riprap along roadways and bridges are good spots to fish, with topwater prop baits, plastic worms and grubs. The lake is cooling and the fish are moving into shallow water. Lipless rattling crankbaits, plastic grubs and spinnerbaits are all good lures.

Charlie Taylor's Fishing Report - September 12, 2014

Date Updated: 
Friday, September 12, 2014

Bass fishing is good, with most of the better fish being taken from shallow stump fields, adjacent to the main river channel. Other patterns are boat dock brush piles on plastic worm, main lake points on deep-diving crankbaits and grassbeds in shallow water on Horny Toads.

Charlie Taylor's Fishing Report - September 5, 2014

Date Updated: 
Thursday, September 4, 2014

Crappie are holding in 12-15 feet of water, hitting live minnows and tiny jigs. Largemouth bass are holding on main lake points and boat docks, adjacent to creek channels. Uplake, the fish are generally in 6-10 feet of water, while they are a little deeper downlake.

Charlie Taylor's Fishing Report - August 29, 2014

Date Updated: 
Friday, August 29, 2014

Largemouth bass are taking red plastic worms and clear crankbaits, around boat docks. Topwater baits are accounting from lots of bass from the uplake grassbeds. Zoom Horny Toads are the better choice for matted grass, while Baby Chug Bugs and Pop Rs take lots of fish in the milfoil beds.

Charlie Taylor's Fishing Report - August 22, 2014

Date Updated: 
Friday, August 22, 2014

Bass fishing 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. The key to fishing this lake is finding the baitfish.

Charlie Taylor's Fishing Report - August 15, 2014

Date Updated: 
Thursday, August 14, 2014

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.

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