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 - March 27, 2015

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Friday, March 27, 2015

Largemouth bass action in Lake Gaston is fair, with bass orienting to docks on secondary points. As the water temperature rises this week, look for the warmest water and throw spinnerbaits or rattling crankbaits into the shallows and retrieve them as fast as possible.

Charlie Taylor's Fishing Report - March 20, 2015

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Thursday, March 19, 2015

Largemouth bass are biting well on Lake Gaston. Look for the warmest water and throw spinnerbaits into the shallows. Retrieve the lures at medium or fast speeds and you should catch fish.

Charlie Taylor's Fishing Report - March 13, 2015

Date Updated: 
Friday, March 13, 2015

Fishing is excellent on Lake Gaston, with bass to eight pounds taking rattling crankbaits, spinnerbaits and Carolina-rigged, pumpkinseed, plastic worms. Largemouth bass can be located in back ends of coves, where the water is the warmest.

Charlie Taylor's Fishing Report - March 6, 2015

Date Updated: 
Friday, March 6, 2015

Largemouth bass are being caught in shallow coves, back ends of creeks and on boat docks. Better lures are Speed Shads, suspending jerkbaits, spinnerbaits and jig 'n pig. Lots of pickerel are hitting shad imitating crankbaits, fished in a stop and go retrieve near willow grass and docks, uplake.

Charlie Taylor's Fishing Report - February 27, 2015

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Thursday, February 26, 2015

With the continued extremely cold weather, most waters are either iced in or are showing lots of ice, particularly in shallow areas. Consequently, few anglers are out. On Lake Gaston, water temperatures are in the low to high 40s, and fishing is fair.

Charlie Taylor's Fishing Report - February 20, 2015

Date Updated: 
Friday, February 20, 2015

Bass fishing on Lake Gaston is picking up, with fish taking jig 'n pig and slow-rolled spinnerbaits, fished on main lake points. Pea Hill Creek is also giving up bass on Speed Shads, swimbaits and C.C. Shads in clear water.

Charlie Taylor's Fishing Report - February 13, 2015

Date Updated: 
Friday, February 13, 2015

Bass fishing on Lake Gaston is picking up, with a number of fish in the 5-9 pound class being taken in the northern coves of the lake. Best lures are spinnerbaits with large blades, rattling lipless crankbaits and shad colored crankbaits. The main lake water temperature is in the forties, but some northern coves are posting temperatures in the low fifties

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