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 - August 28, 2015

Date Updated: 
08/28/2015

Largemouth bass are taking red plastic worms and clear crankbaits, around boat docks. Topwater baits are accounting from lots of bass from the uplake grassbeds.

Charlie Taylor's Fishing Report - August 21, 2015

Date Updated: 
08/21/2015

Bass fishing on 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 14, 2015

Date Updated: 
08/13/2015

On Lake Gaston 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.

Charlie Taylor's Fishing Report - August 7, 2015

Date Updated: 
08/07/2015

Topwater lures produce well in early mornings around Lake Gaston's brush piles and boat docks. Deep diving crankbaits, worked on light line, are producing larger bass on main lake points. Carolina-rigged plastic worms are taking bass from the stump fields in 6-12 feet of water.

Charlie Taylor's Fishing Report - July 16, 201531

Date Updated: 
07/30/2015

Lake Gaston is producing lots of small bass, with a few larger fish mixed in. Action centers on main lake points and boat docks. Topwaters, fished early and late in the day, and crankbaits and plastic worms, fished during the other times, are producing the bass. Carolina rigged worms are producing well around bridge pilings, where there is moving water, and off deep points.

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.

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