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 - September 29, 2017

Date Updated: 
09/27/2017

Crappie action in Lake Gaston is excellent with fish in the 1-2 pound class being taken on small minnows, fished around solid structures and submerged bushes, 12-14 feet down.

Charlie Taylor's Fishing Report - September 22, 2017

Date Updated: 
09/22/2017

In Lake Gaston crankbaits and plastic worms are the baits of choice for the active largemouth bass. Most of the fish are found around concentrations of shad. Downlake, plastic worms seem to work best, while spinnerbaits are the bait of choice in the dingy water uplake.

Charlie Taylor's Fishing Report - September 15, 2017

Date Updated: 
09/14/2017

Riprap and willow grass along roadways and bridges are good spots to fish, with topwater prop baits, plastic worms and grubs. The lake is cooling and the fish are moving into shallow water. Lipless rattling crankbaits, plastic grubs and spinnerbaits are all good lures.

Charlie Taylor's Fishing Report - September 8, 2017

Date Updated: 
09/07/2017

Bass fishing is good in Lake Gaston, with most of the better fish being taken from shallow stump fields, adjacent to the main river channel. Other patterns are boat dock brush piles on plastic worm, main lake points on deep-diving crankbaits and grassbeds in shallow water on Horny Toads.

Charlie Taylor's Fishing Report - September 1, 2017

Date Updated: 
09/01/2017

In Lake Gaston crappie are holding in 12-15 feet of water, hitting live minnows and tiny jigs. Largemouth bass are holding on main lake points and boat docks, adjacent to creek channels. Uplake, the fish are generally in 6-10 feet of water, while they are a little deeper downlake.

Charlie Taylor's Fishing Report - August 25, 2017

Date Updated: 
08/24/2017

On Lake Gaston largemouth bass are taking red plastic worms and clear crankbaits, around boat docks. Anglers fishing topwaters and plastics in the willow grass on points and riprap are taking nice bass early and late in the day.

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.

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