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 1, 2016

Date Updated: 
04/01/2016

Largemouth bass are biting well on 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.

Charlie Taylor's Fishing Report - March 25, 2016

Date Updated: 
03/24/2016

Largemouth bass action is fair, with bass orienting to docks on secondary points. As the water temperature rises this week, look for the warmest water and throw spinnerbaits or rattling crankbaits into the shallows and retrieve them as fast as possible.

Charlie Taylor's Fishing Report - March 18, 2016

Date Updated: 
03/18/2016

Largemouth bass are biting well on Lake Gaston. Look for the warmest water and throw spinnerbaits into the shallows. Retrieve the lures at medium or fast speeds and you should catch fish.

Charlie Taylor's Lake Gaston Fishing Report - March 11, 2016

Date Updated: 
03/13/2016

Fishing is excellent on Lake Gaston, with bass to eight pounds taking rattling crankbaits, spinnerbaits and Carolina-rigged, pumpkinseed, plastic worms.

Charlie Taylor's Lake Gaston Fishing Report - March 3, 2016

Date Updated: 
03/04/2016

Largemouth bass are being caught in shallow coves, back ends of creeks and on boat docks. Better lures are Speed Shads, suspending jerkbaits, spinnerbaits and jig 'n pig. Lots of pickerel are hitting shad imitating crankbaits, fished in a stop and go retrieve near willow grass and docks, uplake.

Charlie Taylor's Fishing Report - February 26, 2016

Date Updated: 
02/25/2016

Water temperatures are in the low to high 40s, and fishing is fair on Lake Gaston. 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 19, 2016

Date Updated: 
02/19/2016

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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