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 - May 29, 2015

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Thursday, May 28, 2015

Bass fishing on Lake Gaston is excellent early and late in the day. Plastic worms and lizards are the most productive baits on boat docks, while topwaters work best early and late on points.

Charlie Taylor's Fishing Report - May 22, 2015

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Thursday, May 21, 2015

Fishing is good, with striper fishermen catching fish on live shad and bucktails cast up on the bank, in the upper end of the lake, near Kerr Dam.

Charlie Taylor's Fishing Report - May 15, 2015

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Thursday, May 14, 2015

On Lake Gaston, main lake points are the ambush spots for the bass in the lake. Rat-l-traps, Speed Shads and plastic worms are the primary baits taking fish. Although most bass have finished spawning, some are still looking for beds.

Charlie Taylor's Fishing Report - May 7, 2015

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Thursday, May 7, 2015

Largemouth bass are active in shallow water on main lake points. Fish plastic grubs on most points in 4-8 feet of water and spinnerbaits on WINDY points. Good fishing may also be had in the creeks off the main river channel above the Eaton Ferry Bridge.

Charlie Taylor's Fishing Report - May 1, 2015

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Thursday, April 30, 2015

Topwater baits are coming into their own on Lake Gaston, where largemouth bass may be taken almost at will early and late in the day. The bass are active in shallow water on main lake points. Midlake, fish the shallow back ends of coves.

Charlie Taylor's Fishing Report - April 24, 2015

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Friday, April 24, 2015

Fishing on Lake Gaston has been good this past week. Striper fishermen are catching fish on live shad and bucktails cast up on the bank in the upper end of the lake, near Kerr Dam.

Charlie Taylor's Fishing Report - April 17, 2015

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Friday, April 17, 2015

Fishing in Lake Gaston is excellent, with striper fishermen catching fish on live shad and bucktails, cast up on the bank in the upper end of the lake, near Kerr Dam.

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