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 - January 13, 2017

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Very few anglers are out on Lake Gaston, but those who brave the cold are reporting good fishing. Crappie catches are excellent for anglers fishing live minnows 8-12 feet deep around bridge pilings and submerged brush. A few bass are being taken by anglers fishing live shad along steep dropping points in the Poplar Creek area.

Charlie Taylor's Fishing Report - Update

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Thanks to everyone who indicated their well wishes over the past week or so. Surgery was completed successfully and I am recovering at home. However, there is a small glitch resulting in my inability to gather information and compose the Fishing Reports for another two-three weeks.

Charlie Taylor's Fishing Report

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Due to impending surgery, there will be no fishing report for a while. Depending on recovery, Charlie Taylor's Fishing Report should return in December. All of us at the Lake Gaston Guide wish him the best.

Charlie Taylor's Fishing Report - November 18, 2016

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In Lake Gaston striped bass are being caught by anglers trolling bucktails and shad around the dam. Crappie are holding in 8-10 feet of water over brushpiles and around boat docks. They are hitting jigs and live minnows.

Charlie Taylor's Fishing Report - November 11, 2016

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Crappie are stacked around Lake Gaston boat docks and submerged brushpiles in 14-16 feet of water. Largemouth bass are hitting jig 'n pig baits and slow-rolled spinnerbaits.

Charlie Taylor's Fishing Report - November 4, 2016

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Crappie are stacked around the boat docks and submerged brushpiles. Largemouth bass are hitting jigs, Shaky Heads, slow retrieved crankbaits and small spinnerbaits.

Charlie Taylor's Fishing Report - October 28, 2016

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Striper fishing on Lake Gaston is fair to good. The fish are schooled up and show up well on electronics. Topwater lures early and late in the day, and Alabama Rigs, Hopkins spoons and rattling lures after the sun comes up, are best choices for lures.