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 - June 23, 2017

Date Updated: 
06/22/2017

In Lake Gaston bass are deep, taking plastic worms on main lake points and boat docks. Carolina-rigged lizards are the most productive baits. Uplake, live shad are taking stripers and large bass, suspended in the main river channel. Plastic frogs and floating worms are taking bass from the grass edges on points.

Charlie Taylor's Fishing Report- June 16, 2017

Date Updated: 
06/16/2017

Bass fishing is good, with Carolina rigged Zoom lizards and centipedes, in pumpkin pepper colors, taking good fish off the points. Don't neglect topwater baits in the fringe of grass on the points. Docks are always good on this lake, as are bridge crossings, particularly when water is being drawn.

Charlie Taylor's Fishing Report - June 9, 2017

Date Updated: 
06/08/2017

Topwaters are taking good fish in Lake Gaston in the early morning hours. After sunup, plastic worms and lizards, fished on the main lake points are the ticket. Dock patterns are coming into their own as bass are orienting to dock pilings throughout the lake.

Charlie Taylor's Fishing Report - June 2, 2017

Date Updated: 
06/02/2017

Bass fishing in Lake Gaston is good, with Carolina rigged Zoom lizards and centipedes, in pumpkin pepper colors, taking good fish off the points. Smaller fish are being taken around the grass beds and on topwater lures, early and late in the day.

Charlie Taylor's Fishing Report - May 26, 2017

Date Updated: 
05/24/2017

Bass fishing in Lake Gaston is excellent early and late in the day. Plastic worms and lizards are the most productive baits on boat docks, while topwaters work best early and late on points. After the sun gets up, fish crankbaits and plastic worms or lizards on stumpy points.

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.

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