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 21, 2013

Date Updated: 
06/21/2013

Bass fishing is good in Lake Gaston, 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.

Bream are being caught on live crickets, while cut shad baits are taking catfish.

Charlie Taylor's Fishing Report - June 14, 2013

Date Updated: 
06/13/2013

Waters throughout the state are heavily stained to muddy due to the large amount of rain received over the past week or so. That being said, boaters need to be aware of floating debris in the waterways. Be especially careful when seeing a short vertical piece of wood floating. This could, and generally is, attached to a log drifting just under the surface. Give them a wide berth.

Charlie Taylor's Fishing Report - June 7, 2013

Date Updated: 
06/07/2013

Bass fishing is good on Lake Gaston 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.

Bream are being caught on live crickets, while cut shad baits are taking catfish.

Charlie Taylor's Fishing Report - May 31, 2013

Date Updated: 
05/31/2013

On Lake Gaston, bass fishing 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. Bass are also present in large numbers in the grassbeds in the upper end of the lake. Plastic frogs, Senkos and jig 'n pig are taking the better fish.

Crappie fishing is slow. Crickets are responsible for good stringers of bream.

Charlie Taylor's Fishing Report - May 24, 2013

Date Updated: 
05/24/2013

In 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 17, 2013

Date Updated: 
05/17/2013

In Lake Gaston, 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. Boat docks are also holding lots of good fish. Best baits are Carolina-rigged, plastic worms and lizards, in pumpkinseed colors.

Charlie Taylor's Fishing Report - May 10, 2013

Date Updated: 
05/10/2013

Largemouth bass are active in shallow water on main lake points. Fish plastic grubs on most points in 4-8 feet of water and spinnerbaits on WINDY points. Good fishing may also be had in the creeks off the main river channel above the Eaton Ferry Bridge. Striper action is excellent and crappie are biting well. Sunfish are heading for the beds. Large blue catfish, to 30 pounds, are being taken from the lake. Cut bait is producing the better catches.

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