Charlie Taylor's Fishing Report - August 8, 2013

In Lake Gaston, topwater lures produce well in early mornings around brush piles and boat docks. Deep diving crankbaits, worked on light line, are producing larger bass on main lake points. Carolina-rigged plastic worms are taking bass from the stump fields in 6-12 feet of water. Plastic baits, particularly floating worms, are working well in hydrilla bed edges, near docks.

Crappie fishing is good, using small minnows around boat docks.

Catfish are taking cut bait in channels and deep holes.

Deep diving crankbaits and rattling lures are taking good largemouth bass from Big Stonehouse Creek to the dam. The main river channel in the upper end of the lake is showing large schools of bass and small stripers working the shoreline grass. Spinnerbaits and rattling lipless baits are taking good numbers. Also try tossing a topwater frog into the grass edges on each point, no matter how small or shallow the patch of grass. Some good fish are in those grass patches.

Stripers have started breaking water on the lower end of the lake in the evening. They are located in 50-60 feet of water in the early daylight hours.

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

Date Updated: 
Thursday, August 8, 2013