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 7, 2017

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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

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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

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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

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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.

Charlie Taylor's Fishing Report - February 10, 2017

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Bass fishing in Lake Gaston is picking up, with a number of fish in the 5-9 pound class being taken in the northern coves of the lake. Best lures are spinnerbaits with large blades, rattling lipless crankbaits and shad colored crankbaits.

Charlie Taylor's Fishing Report - February 3, 2017

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In Lake Gaston largemouth bass in the 2-3 pound range are taking jig 'n pig baits in the north ends of the creeks. Larger bass and pickerel are also available just behind the dam. Spinnerbaits are the prime bait.

Charlie Taylor's Fishing Report - January 27, 2017

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In Lake Gaston, largemouth bass are hitting crankbaits and Rat-L-Traps in 4-6 feet of water just inside the feeder creeks and shallow coves. Slow-rolled spinnerbaits are also taking some large bass, particularly in clearer water, like that in Pea Hill Creek.