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 - September 23, 2016

Date Updated: 
09/23/2016

Crankbaits and plastic worms are the baits of choice for the active largemouth bass. Most of the fish are found around concentrations of shad.

Charlie Taylor's Fishing Report - September 16, 2016

Date Updated: 
09/16/2016

In Lake Gaston 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.

Charlie Taylor's Fishing Report - September 9, 2016

Date Updated: 
09/09/2016

Bass fishing in Lake Gaston 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.

Charlie Taylor's Fishing Report - September 2, 2016

Date Updated: 
09/01/2016

Crappie are holding in 12-15 feet of water, hitting live minnows and tiny jigs. Largemouth bass are holding on main lake points and boat docks, adjacent to creek channels.

Charlie Taylor's Fishing Report - August 26, 2016

Date Updated: 
08/26/2016

On Lake Gaston, largemouth bass are taking red plastic worms and clear crankbaits, around boat docks. Crappie are taking live minnows and red and white jigs. Night fishing for catfish is excellent with almost any kind of bait.

Charlie Taylor's Fishing Report - August 19, 2016

Date Updated: 
08/18/2016

Bass fishing in Lake Gaston is good, particularly in the lower and upper parts of the lake. Topwaters are producing early and late in the day. Main lake points are producing bass on crankbaits, carolina-rigged plastic worms and spinnerbaits.

Charlie Taylor's Fishing Report - August 12, 2016

Date Updated: 
08/11/2016

Bass action is good for anglers using topwater lures early and late in the day. After the sun comes up, plastic worms and crayfish colored grubs are taking fish on main lake and creek points, and boat docks. Crankbaits, worked at the 12-15 foot level are also taking bass.

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