Charlie Taylor's Fishing Report - April 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.

Largemouth action is good, with topwater lures accounting for a few good fish in the back ends of coves.

Bass are spawning in the back end of the warmer creeks and in main lake coves. Fish crankbaits, spinnerbaits and plastic worms between boat docks in the coves and creeks near the main lake for the pre-spawn bass.

Throughout the state the age old Spring barometer, the blooming of the dogwoods, has signified the beginning of the spawning cycle of fish. With the recent warm weather heating up the local waters, resident fish have started their search for beds. Anadromous species are also in full spawning mode, heading for the
back ends of tidal waters to scatter eggs and repeat the propagation of the species.

Mr. Taylor
Charlie Taylor writes about fishing in Virginia for several publications. He can be reached at cetaylor2@verizon.net.

His full Virginia fishing report can be found here. And his report for Kerr Lake can be found here. An archive of Lake Gaston Fishing Reports is here.

Charlie also moderates a popular online forum for area fishermen (and fisherwomen). It can be found here.

This page is updated weekly, usually on Thursday afternoon or Friday morning.

Date Updated: 
Friday, April 14, 2017