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 - June 24, 2016

Date Updated: 
06/23/2016

On 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 17, 2016

Date Updated: 
06/17/2016

Bass fishing is good on Lake Gaston, 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.

Charlie Taylor's Fishing Report - June 10, 2016

Date Updated: 
06/09/2016

In Lake Gaston, topwaters are taking good fish in the early morning hours. After sunup, plastic worms and lizards, fished on the main lake points are the ticket. Striper action has picked up, with most of the fish being caught around the Eaton Ferry Bridge on live shad.

Charlie Taylor's Fishing Report - June 3, 2016

Date Updated: 
06/03/2016

Bass fishing is good, with Carolina rigged Zoom lizards and centipedes, in pumpkin pepper colors, taking good fish off the points. Smaller fish are being taken around the grass beds and on topwater lures, early and late in the day.

Charlie Taylor's Fishing Report - May 27, 2016

Date Updated: 
05/26/2016

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. After the sun gets up, fish crankbaits and plastic worms or lizards on stumpy points.

Charlie Taylor's Fishing Report - May 20, 2016

Date Updated: 
05/20/2016

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 13, 2016

Date Updated: 
05/13/2016

In 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.

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