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 - 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.

Charlie Taylor's Fishing Report - August 8, 2014

Date Updated: 
Friday, August 8, 2014

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.

Charlie Taylor's Fishing Report - August 1, 2014

Date Updated: 
Friday, August 1, 2014

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 25, 2014

Date Updated: 
Friday, July 25, 2014

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 18, 2014

Date Updated: 
Friday, July 18, 2014

Crappie are holding in brushpiles in 12-18 feet of water and taking live minnows. Largemouth bass are holding in 12-20 feet of water and may be taken on plastic worms and deep-diving crankbaits.

Charlie Taylor's Fishing Report - July 10, 2014

Date Updated: 
Thursday, July 10, 2014

Lots of bass being caught by patient anglers fishing Carolina-rigged lizards in 12-20 feet of water. The fish are holding tight to structure.

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