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 - May 10, 2013

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Largemouth bass are active in shallow water on main lake points. Fish plastic grubs on most points in 4-8 feet of water and spinnerbaits on WINDY points. Good fishing may also be had in the creeks off the main river channel above the Eaton Ferry Bridge. Striper action is excellent and crappie are biting well. Sunfish are heading for the beds. Large blue catfish, to 30 pounds, are being taken from the lake. Cut bait is producing the better catches.

Charlie Taylor's Fishing Report - May 3, 2013

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Most rivers and streams are running full and muddy throughout the state. The upper ends of lakes are in various stages of staining and incoming tributaries are showing lots of mud. Boaters need to be alert when boating, particularly on swollen rivers.

Charlie Taylor's Fishing Report - April 26, 2013

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Throughout the state, lakes and rivers are full and flowing hard. In most bodies of water, good fish are being caught. Patience and persistence is sometimes necessary, along with an understanding of what fish are doing during this season of the year. The better baits for bass are normally rattling crankbaits, spinnerbaits and plastic worms and lizards. Topwater jerk baits are coming into their own as the water temperatures rise.