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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 - July 18, 2014

Date Updated: 
Friday, July 18, 2014

Crappie are holding in brushpiles in 12-18 feet of water and taking live minnows. Largemouth bass are holding in 12-20 feet of water and may be taken on plastic worms and deep-diving crankbaits.

Charlie Taylor's Fishing Report - July 10, 2014

Date Updated: 
Thursday, July 10, 2014

Lots of bass being caught by patient anglers fishing Carolina-rigged lizards in 12-20 feet of water. The fish are holding tight to structure.

Charlie Taylor's Fishing Report - July 4, 2014

Date Updated: 
Friday, July 4, 2014

Good bass action in Pea Hill Creek and Lizard Creek in the early mornings. After the sun comes up, boat traffic from water skiers are causing the fish to go deep and lie dormant.

Charlie Taylor's Fishing Report - June 27, 2014

Date Updated: 
Friday, June 27, 2014

Bass are deep, taking plastic worms on main lake points and boat docks. Carolina-rigged lizards are the most productive baits.

Charlie Taylor's Fishing Report - June 20, 2014

Date Updated: 
Friday, June 20, 2014

Bass fishing is good, with Carolina rigged Zoom lizards and centipedes, in pumpkin pepper colors, taking good fish off the points.

Charlie Taylor's Fishing Report - June 6, 2014

Date Updated: 
Friday, June 6, 2014

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 30, 2014

Date Updated: 
Friday, May 30, 2014

Bass fishing is excellent on Lake Gaston 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.

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