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 - July 21, 2017

Date Updated: 
07/20/2017

In 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. Most of the better fish are located on main lake points and creek mouths.

Charlie Taylor's Fishing Report - July 14, 2017

Date Updated: 
07/13/2017

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 7, 2017

Date Updated: 
07/06/2017

Lots of bass being caught 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 cover on the lower part of the lake are the better pattern, particularly early and late in the day. Topwater baits, fished in 6-8 feet of water early and late, are also taking some good fish.

Charlie Taylor's Fishing Report - June 30, 2017

Date Updated: 
06/29/2017

In Lake Gaston good 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. Main creek points are the prime areas for bass, with plastic worms, Carolina rigged lizards and deep-diving crankbaits being the preferred baits.

Charlie Taylor's Fishing Report - June 23, 2017

Date Updated: 
06/22/2017

In Lake Gaston 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. Plastic frogs and floating worms are taking bass from the grass edges on points.

Charlie Taylor's Fishing Report- June 16, 2017

Date Updated: 
06/16/2017

Bass fishing 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. Docks are always good on this lake, as are bridge crossings, particularly when water is being drawn.

Charlie Taylor's Fishing Report - June 9, 2017

Date Updated: 
06/08/2017

Topwaters are taking good fish in Lake Gaston in the early morning hours. After sunup, plastic worms and lizards, fished on the main lake points are the ticket. Dock patterns are coming into their own as bass are orienting to dock pilings throughout the lake.

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