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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 also manages an online bulletin board.

Charlie Taylor's Fishing Report - September 1, 2017

Date Updated: 
09/01/2017

In Lake Gaston crappie are holding in 12-15 feet of water, hitting live minnows and tiny jigs. Largemouth bass are holding on main lake points and boat docks, adjacent to creek channels. Uplake, the fish are generally in 6-10 feet of water, while they are a little deeper downlake.

Charlie Taylor's Fishing Report - August 25, 2017

Date Updated: 
08/24/2017

On Lake Gaston largemouth bass are taking red plastic worms and clear crankbaits, around boat docks. Anglers fishing topwaters and plastics in the willow grass on points and riprap are taking nice bass early and late in the day.

Charlie Taylor's Fishing Report - August 18, 2017

Date Updated: 
08/17/2017

Bass fishing is good, particularly in the lower and upper parts of Lake Gaston. Topwaters are producing early and late in the day. Main lake points are producing bass on crankbaits, carolina-rigged plastic worms and spinnerbaits.

Charlie Taylor's Fishing Report - August 11, 2017

Date Updated: 
08/11/2017

Bass action in Lake Gaston is good for anglers using topwater lures early and late in the day. After the sun comes up, plastic worms and crayfish colored grubs are taking fish on main lake and creek points, and boat docks.

Charlie Taylor's Fishing Report - August 4, 2017

Date Updated: 
08/03/2017

Topwater lures produce well in early mornings around brush piles and boat docks. Deep diving crankbaits, worked on light line, are producing larger bass on main lake points. Carolina-rigged plastic worms are taking bass from the stump fields in 6-12 feet of water.

Charlie Taylor's Fishing Report - July 21, 2017

Date Updated: 
07/20/2017

In Lake Gaston crappie are holding in brushpiles in 12-18 feet of water and taking live minnows. Downlake, largemouth bass are holding in 12-20 feet of water and may be taken on plastic worms and deep-diving crankbaits. Topwater lures are taking fish early and late in the day. Most of the better fish are located on main lake points and creek mouths.

Charlie Taylor's Fishing Report - July 14, 2017

Date Updated: 
07/13/2017

Crappie are holding in brush piles in 12-18 feet of water and taking live minnows and tiny jigs. Largemouth bass are holding in 12-20 feet of water and may be taken on plastic worms and deep diving crankbaits. Red seem to be the most productive color in the clear water.

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