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Charlie Taylor's Fishing Report - August 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. Best areas for bass are the willow grass beds adjacent to riprap throughout the lake. Topwater baits early and late in the day, and jigs and plastics, punched into the grass during the daylight hours, are the better techniques. Crankbaits, worked at the 12-15 foot level are also taking bass.

Crappie, to two pounds, are taking live minnows around bridge pilings and submerged brush.

Catfish and bream action is good throughout the lake.

White perch are taking live minnows in 15 feet of water.

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

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.

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Date Updated: 
Friday, August 11, 2017