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 - July 27, 2017

Date Updated: 
07/27/2027

Lots of small bass, with a few larger fish mixed in. Action centers on main lake points and boat docks. Topwaters, fished early and late in the day, and crankbaits and plastic worms, fished during the other times, are producing the bass.

Charlie Taylor's Fishing Report - August 18, 2017

Date Updated: 
08/17/2017

Bass fishing is good, particularly in the lower and upper parts of Lake Gaston. Topwaters are producing early and late in the day. Main lake points are producing bass on crankbaits, carolina-rigged plastic worms and spinnerbaits.

Charlie Taylor's Fishing Report - August 11, 2017

Date Updated: 
08/11/2017

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.

Charlie Taylor's Fishing Report - August 4, 2017

Date Updated: 
08/03/2017

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.

Charlie Taylor's Fishing Report - July 21, 2017

Date Updated: 
07/20/2017

In Lake Gaston crappie are holding in brushpiles in 12-18 feet of water and taking live minnows. Downlake, largemouth bass are holding in 12-20 feet of water and may be taken on plastic worms and deep-diving crankbaits. Topwater lures are taking fish early and late in the day. Most of the better fish are located on main lake points and creek mouths.

Charlie Taylor's Fishing Report - July 14, 2017

Date Updated: 
07/13/2017

Crappie are holding in brush piles in 12-18 feet of water and taking live minnows and tiny jigs. Largemouth bass are holding in 12-20 feet of water and may be taken on plastic worms and deep diving crankbaits. Red seem to be the most productive color in the clear water.

Charlie Taylor's Fishing Report - July 7, 2017

Date Updated: 
07/06/2017

Lots of bass being caught by patient anglers fishing Carolina-rigged lizards in 12-20 feet of water. The fish are holding tight to structure. Boat docks and submerged wood cover on the lower part of the lake are the better pattern, particularly early and late in the day. Topwater baits, fished in 6-8 feet of water early and late, are also taking some good fish.

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