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 - April 28, 2017

Date Updated: 
04/28/2017

Topwater baits are coming into their own on Lake Gaston, where largemouth bass may be taken almost at will early and late in the day. The bass are active in shallow water on main lake points.

Charlie Taylor's Fishing Report - April 21, 2017

Date Updated: 
04/20/2017

Fishing has been good this past week. Striper fishermen are catching fish on live shad and bucktails cast up on the bank in the upper end of the lake, near Kerr Dam.

Charlie Taylor's Fishing Report - April 14, 2017

Date Updated: 
04/14/2017

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.

Charlie Taylor's Fishing Report - April 7, 2017

Date Updated: 
04/07/2017

Fishing is getting better in Lake Gaston as water temperatures range from 60-65 in the coves and the mid 50s in the main lake. Bass may be taken on Shad
Raps, spinnerbaits, plastic worms and Gitzits in pumpkinseed and electric grape colors.

Charlie Taylor's Fishing Report - April 1, 2017

Date Updated: 
03/31/2017

Largemouth bass are biting well in Lake Gaston. Look for the warmest water and throw rattling lipless crankbaits or Zoom Flukes around boat docks, around cover on points and in the shallow coves. Retrieve the lures at medium or fast speeds and you should catch fish. Most of the lower lake is clear, so rattling crankbaits should work extremely well.

Crappie fishing is good, with most of the better catches being made around brushpiles and bridge pilings.

Charlie Taylor's Fishing Report - February 24, 2017

Date Updated: 
02/23/2017

Water temperatures in Lake Gaston are in the mid-high 40s, and fishing is fair. Bass are being caught in the back ends of the creeks on jigs, grubs and large, slow-rolled spinnerbaits. Topwater baits, fished in the backs of coves, are taking trophy bass

Charlie Taylor's Fishing Report - February 17, 2017

Date Updated: 
02/16/2017

Bass fishing is picking up on Lake Gaston, with fish taking jig 'n pig and slow-rolled spinnerbaits, fished on main lake points. Pea Hill Creek is also giving up bass on Speed Shads, swimbaits and C.C. Shads in clear water.

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