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 12, 2018

Date Updated: 
01/11/2018

Very few anglers are out on 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.

Charlie Taylor's Fishing Report - January 5, 2018

Date Updated: 
01/04/2018

Striper fishermen trolling live bait or deep-diving plugs around the lower end of the lake are catching 10-15 pound stripers. Anglers fishing live shad baits are taking 8-14 pound stripers at the base of the dam, with some running to 20 pounds.

Charlie Taylor's Fishing Report - Dec. 29, 2017

Date Updated: 
12/29/2017

Stripers, 10-13 pounds, are hitting sporadically around the mouth of Pea Hill Creek and in front of the Gaston Dam. Largemouth bass, 4-10 pounds, are schooling with the stripers

Charlie Taylor's Fishing Report - Dec. 21, 2017

Date Updated: 
12/21/2017

On Lake Gaston, stripers, 10-13 pounds, are hitting sporadically around the mouth of Pea Hill Creek and in front of the Gaston Dam. Jigging bucktails and Sassy Shads seems to be the most successful method. Largemouth bass, 4-10 pounds, are schooling with the stripers.

Charlie Taylor's Fishing Report- December 15, 2017

Date Updated: 
12/15/2017

Striper action is hot in the main lake around the mouth of Pea Hill Creek. Large schools of surface-feeding fish are marauding through the shad schools early and late in the day. Bass are confined to the deeper dropoffs, with the majority located in 25-40 feet of water.

Charlie Taylor's Fishing Report - December 1, 2017

Date Updated: 
11/30/2017

Excellent crappie fishing is reported in Lake Gaston. Most of the catches are being taken from schools suspended over creek channels around mid lake. Small minnows and tiny jigs are the key.

Charlie Taylor's Fishing Report - November 24, 2017

Date Updated: 
11/24/2017

On Lake Gaston, live bait and deep-trolling are producing some good striper catches, although the fish are running small. White perch continue to be caught, jigging in the creeks with Hopkins Shorties. Walleye are taken along with the white perch.

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