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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 - April 18, 2014

Date Updated: 
Friday, April 18, 2014

Fishing is excellent on 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.

Charlie Taylor's Fishing Report - April 11, 2014

Date Updated: 
Friday, April 11, 2014

In Lake Gaston, fishing is getting better, as water temperatures range from 60-65 in the coves and the low to 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 4, 2014

Date Updated: 
Friday, April 4, 2014

On Lake Gaston, largemouth bass are biting well. 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. Retrieve the lures at medium or fast speeds and you should catch fish. Most of the lower lake is clear, so rattling crankbaits should work extremely well.

Charlie Taylor's Fishing Report - March 28, 2014

Date Updated: 
Friday, March 28, 2014

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. Most of the lake is dingy, but clearing, although the backs of southside creeks are dingy.

Charlie Taylor's Fishing Report - March 21, 2014

Date Updated: 
Friday, March 21, 2014

Largemouth bass are biting well. Look for the warmest water and throw spinnerbaits into the shallows. Retrieve the lures at medium or fast speeds and you should catch fish. The weekend should have the upper and lower creeks lightly stained and the main lake clear. Rattling crankbaits should also work well.

Charlie Taylor's Fishing Report - March 14, 2014

Date Updated: 
Friday, March 14, 2014

Fishing is excellent, with bass to eight pounds taking rattling crankbaits, spinnerbaits and Carolina-rigged, pumpkinseed, plastic worms. Largemouth bass can be located in back ends of coves, where the water is the warmest.

Charlie Taylor's Fishing Report - February 28, 2014

Date Updated: 
Thursday, February 27, 2014

Water temperatures in Lake Gaston are in the high 40s to low 50s, and fishing is fair. Bass are being caught in the back ends of the creeks on jigs, grubs and large, slow-rolled spinnerbaits. Topwater baits, fished in the backs of coves, are taking trophy bass.

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