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 - April 29, 2016

Date Updated: 
04/29/2016

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. Try a Zoom Horny Toad or Spro frog adjacent to the vegetation along the bank.

Charlie Taylor's Fishing Report - April 22, 2016

Date Updated: 
04/22/2016

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 15, 2016

Date Updated: 
04/14/2016

Fishing is excellent in Lake Gaston, 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. Catfish action is good for anglers fishing live shad on or near the bottom. Largemouth action is good, with topwater lures accounting for a few good fish in the back ends of coves.

Charlie Taylor's Fishing Report - April 8, 2016

Date Updated: 
04/07/2016

Fishing is getting better, as water temperatures range from 60-65 in the coves and the mid 50s in the main lake. Bass may be taken on Shad Raps, spinnerbaits, plastic worms and Gitzits in pumpkinseed and electric grape colors.

Charlie Taylor's Fishing Report - April 1, 2016

Date Updated: 
04/01/2016

Largemouth bass are biting well on Lake Gaston. Look for the warmest water and throw rattling lipless crankbaits or Zoom Flukes around boat docks, around cover on points and in the shallow coves.

Charlie Taylor's Fishing Report - March 25, 2016

Date Updated: 
03/24/2016

Largemouth bass action is fair, with bass orienting to docks on secondary points. As the water temperature rises this week, look for the warmest water and throw spinnerbaits or rattling crankbaits into the shallows and retrieve them as fast as possible.

Charlie Taylor's Fishing Report - March 18, 2016

Date Updated: 
03/18/2016

Largemouth bass are biting well on Lake Gaston. Look for the warmest water and throw spinnerbaits into the shallows. Retrieve the lures at medium or fast speeds and you should catch fish.

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