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

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Due to impending surgery, there will be no fishing report for a while. Depending on recovery, Charlie Taylor's Fishing Report should return in December. All of us at the Lake Gaston Guide wish him the best.

Charlie Taylor's Fishing Report - November 18, 2016

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In Lake Gaston striped bass are being caught by anglers trolling bucktails and shad around the dam. Crappie are holding in 8-10 feet of water over brushpiles and around boat docks. They are hitting jigs and live minnows.

Charlie Taylor's Fishing Report - November 11, 2016

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Crappie are stacked around Lake Gaston boat docks and submerged brushpiles in 14-16 feet of water. Largemouth bass are hitting jig 'n pig baits and slow-rolled spinnerbaits.

Charlie Taylor's Fishing Report - November 4, 2016

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Crappie are stacked around the boat docks and submerged brushpiles. Largemouth bass are hitting jigs, Shaky Heads, slow retrieved crankbaits and small spinnerbaits.

Charlie Taylor's Fishing Report - October 28, 2016

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Striper fishing on Lake Gaston is fair to good. The fish are schooled up and show up well on electronics. Topwater lures early and late in the day, and Alabama Rigs, Hopkins spoons and rattling lures after the sun comes up, are best choices for lures.

Charlie Taylor's Fishing Report - October 21, 2016

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Striper fishing is excellent in Lake Gaston. Topwater lures early and late in the day, and live alewives, bucktails and rattling lures are best during the day. The main river channel downlake is the best area to hunt, paying particular attention to areas with 16-24 feet of water.

Charlie Taylor's Fishing Report - October 14, 2016

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On Lake Gaston the best action is down lake. Poe's, Pretty and Lee's Creeks are good areas to fish. Bass can be caught by crankbaiting main channel points
and fishing jig 'n pig around rocks and stumps in 4-10 feet of water. Best crankbait colors are shad and silver.