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 - 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.

Charlie Taylor's Fishing Report - October 3, 2014

Date Updated: 
Thursday, October 2, 2014

The cooler temperatures are sending the fish on the feed as the water temperatures begin to drop and baitfish school up and head for the backs of creeks. As the water cools, look for all species of fish to begin taking faster moving baits, such as crankbaits and spinnerbaits. Next week should signal the start of some of the best fishing of the year.

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.

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