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 - May 27, 2016

Date Updated: 
05/26/2016

Bass fishing on Lake Gaston is excellent early and late in the day. Plastic worms and lizards are the most productive baits on boat docks, while topwaters work best early and late on points. After the sun gets up, fish crankbaits and plastic worms or lizards on stumpy points.

Charlie Taylor's Fishing Report - May 20, 2016

Date Updated: 
05/20/2016

Fishing is good, with striper fishermen catching fish on live shad and bucktails cast up on the bank, in the upper end of the lake, near Kerr Dam.

Charlie Taylor's Fishing Report - May 13, 2016

Date Updated: 
05/13/2016

In Lake Gaston main lake points are the ambush spots for the bass in the lake. Rat-l-traps, Speed Shads and plastic worms are the primary baits taking fish. Although most bass have finished spawning, some are still looking for beds.

Charlie Taylor's Fishing Report - May 6, 2016

Date Updated: 
05/05/2016

On Lake Gaston, largemouth bass are active in shallow water on main lake points. Fish plastic grubs or Zoom Super Flukes +++on most points in 4-8 feet of water and spinnerbaits on WINDY points.

Charlie Taylor's Fishing Report - April 29, 2016

Date Updated: 
04/29/2016

Topwater baits are coming into their own on Lake Gaston, where largemouth bass may be taken almost at will early and late in the day. The bass are active in shallow water on main lake points. Midlake, fish the shallow back ends of coves. Try a Zoom Horny Toad or Spro frog adjacent to the vegetation along the bank.

Charlie Taylor's Fishing Report - April 22, 2016

Date Updated: 
04/22/2016

Fishing on Lake Gaston has been good this past week. Striper fishermen are catching fish on live shad and bucktails cast up on the bank in the upper end of the lake, near Kerr Dam.

Charlie Taylor's Fishing Report - April 15, 2016

Date Updated: 
04/14/2016

Fishing is excellent in Lake Gaston, with striper fishermen catching fish on live shad and bucktails, cast up on the bank in the upper end of the lake, near Kerr Dam. Catfish action is good for anglers fishing live shad on or near the bottom. Largemouth action is good, with topwater lures accounting for a few good fish in the back ends of coves.

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