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 - July 24, 2015

Date Updated: 
07/24/2015

On Lake Gaston 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 16, 2015

Date Updated: 
07/16/2015

Crappie are holding in brush piles in 12-18 feet of water and taking live minnows and tiny jigs. Largemouth bass are holding in 12-20 feet of water and may be taken on plastic worms and deep diving crankbaits. Red seem to be the most productive color in the clear water.

Charlie Taylor's Fishing Report - July 10, 2015

Date Updated: 
07/10/2015

Lots of bass being caught in Lake Gaston by patient anglers fishing Carolina-rigged lizards in 12-20 feet of water. The fish are holding tight to structure. Boat docks and submerged wood structure on the lower part of the lake are the better pattern, particularly early and late in the day.

Charlie Taylor's Fishing Report - July 3, 2015

Date Updated: 
07/03/2015

Good Lake Gaston bass action is in Pea Hill Creek and Lizard Creek in the early mornings. After the sun comes up, boat traffic from water skiers are causing the fish to go deep and lie dormant.

Charlie Taylor's Fishing Report - June 26, 2015

Date Updated: 
06/25/2015

Bass are deep, taking plastic worms on main lake points and boat docks. Carolina-rigged lizards are the most productive baits. Uplake, live shad are taking stripers and large bass, suspended in the main river channel.

Charlie Taylor's Fishing Report - June 19, 2015

Date Updated: 
06/19/2015

Bass fishing on Lake Gaston is good, with Carolina rigged Zoom lizards and centipedes, in pumpkin pepper colors, taking good fish off the points. Don't neglect topwater baits in the fringe of grass on the points. Smaller fish are being taken around the uplake grass beds and on topwater lures, early and late in the day.

Charlie Taylor's Fishing Report - June 12, 2015

Date Updated: 
06/11/2015

Topwaters are taking good fish in in Lake Gaston in the early morning hours. After sunup, plastic worms and lizards, fished on the main lake points are the ticket. Striper action has picked up, with most of the fish being caught around the Eaton Ferry Bridge on live shad. Lots of stripers are also being taken just below the dam in Roanoke Rapids Lake.

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