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 - February 27, 2015

Date Updated: 
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

Charlie Taylor's Fishing Report - February 6, 2015

Date Updated: 
Friday, February 6, 2015

Largemouth bass in the 2-3 pound range are taking jig 'n pig baits in the north ends of Lake Gaston creeks. Larger bass and pickerel are also available just behind the dam. Spinnerbaits are the prime bait.

Charlie Taylor's Fishing Report - January 30, 2015

Date Updated: 
Thursday, January 29, 2015

In Lake Gaston, largemouth bass are hitting crankbaits and Rat-L-Traps in 4-6 feet of water just inside the feeder creeks and shallow coves. Slow-rolled spinnerbaits are also taking some large bass, particularly in clearer water, like that in Pea Hill Creek.

Charlie Taylor's Fishing Report - January 23, 2015

Date Updated: 
Thursday, January 22, 2015

When the wind allows access to Lake Gaston, largemouth bass are hitting crankbaits in 4-6 feet of water just inside the feeder creeks. Good-sized largemouth bass are also being caught on slow-rolled spinnerbaits, fished along steep dropping points in the Poplar Creek area.

Charlie Taylor's Fishing Report - January 16, 2015

Date Updated: 
Friday, January 16, 2015

Very few anglers are out, but those who brave the cold are reporting good fishing. Crappie catches are excellent for anglers fishing live minnows 8-12 feet deep around bridge pilings and submerged brush.

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