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 - November 21, 2014

Date Updated: 
Friday, November 21, 2014

In Lake Gaston, striped bass are being caught by anglers trolling bucktails and shad around the dam. Crappie are holding in 8-10 feet of water over brushpiles and around boat docks. They are hitting jigs and live minnows.

Charlie Taylor's Fishing Report - November 14, 2014

Date Updated: 
Friday, November 14, 2014

Crappie are stacked around Lake Gaston boat docks and submerged brushpiles in 14-16 feet of water. Largemouth bass are hitting jig 'n pig baits and slow-rolled spinnerbaits.

Charlie Taylor's Fishing Report - November 7, 2014

Date Updated: 
Friday, November 7, 2014

Crappie are stacked around the boat docks and submerged brushpiles. Largemouth bass are hitting jig 'n pig baits, slow retrieved crankbaits and large spinnerbaits.

Charlie Taylor's Fishing Report - October 31, 2014

Date Updated: 
Thursday, October 30, 2014

Striper fishing in Lake Gaston is excellent. Topwater lures early and late in the day, and live alewives, bucktails and rattling lures after the sun comes up, are best choices for lures. The main river channel downlake is the best area to hunt, paying particular attention to areas with 16-24 feet of water.

Charlie Taylor's Fishing Report - October 24, 2014

Date Updated: 
Friday, October 24, 2014

Striper fishing is excellent. Topwater lures early and late in the day, and live alewives, bucktails and rattling lures are best during the day. The main river channel downlake is the best area to hunt, paying particular attention to areas with 16-24 feet of water.

Charlie Taylor's Fishing Report - October 17, 2014

Date Updated: 
Friday, October 17, 2014

On Lake Gaston, the best action is down lake. Poe's, Pretty and Lee's Creeks are good areas to fish. Bass can be caught by crankbaiting main channel points and fishing jig 'n pig around rocks and stumps in 4-10 feet of water. Best crankbait colors are shad and silver.

Charlie Taylor's Fishing Report - October 10, 2014

Date Updated: 
Friday, October 10, 2014

With the results of the most recent storm dumping good amounts of rain throughout the state, waters are likely to be heavily stained to muddy. Smaller streams are likely to be swift running this week. Caution is advised when boating or wading in these conditions.

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