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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 - May 19, 2017

Date Updated: 
05/18/2017

Lake Gaston fishing is good, with striper fishermen catching fish on live shad and bucktails cast up on the bank, in the upper end of the lake, near Kerr Dam. Catfish action is good for anglers fishing live shad on or near the bottom.

Charlie Taylor's Fishing Report - May 12, 2017

Date Updated: 
05/12/2017

Lake Gaston's main lake points are the ambush spots for the bass in the lake. Rat-l-traps, Speed Shads and plastic worms are the primary baits taking fish. Don't neglect the rings of willow grass on the points. Weightless Zoom Super Flukes are taking some good bass from these small areas of vegetation.

Charlie Taylor's Fishing Report - May 4, 2017

Date Updated: 
05/04/2017

Largemouth bass are active in Lake Gaston's shallow water on main lake points. Fish plastic grubs or Zoom Super Flukes 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.

Charlie Taylor's Fishing Report - April 28, 2017

Date Updated: 
04/28/2017

Topwater baits are coming into their own on Lake Gaston, where largemouth bass may be taken almost at will early and late in the day. The bass are active in shallow water on main lake points.

Charlie Taylor's Fishing Report - April 21, 2017

Date Updated: 
04/20/2017

Fishing has been good this past week. Striper fishermen are catching fish on live shad and bucktails cast up on the bank in the upper end of the lake, near Kerr Dam.

Charlie Taylor's Fishing Report - April 14, 2017

Date Updated: 
04/14/2017

Fishing is excellent, with striper fishermen catching fish on live shad and bucktails, cast up on the bank in the upper end of the lake, near Kerr Dam. Catfish action is good for anglers fishing live shad on or near the bottom.

Charlie Taylor's Fishing Report - April 7, 2017

Date Updated: 
04/07/2017

Fishing is getting better in Lake Gaston as water temperatures range from 60-65 in the coves and the mid 50s in the main lake. Bass may be taken on Shad
Raps, spinnerbaits, plastic worms and Gitzits in pumpkinseed and electric grape colors.

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