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 15, 2016

Date Updated: 
04/14/2016

Fishing is excellent in Lake Gaston, 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. Largemouth action is good, with topwater lures accounting for a few good fish in the back ends of coves.

Charlie Taylor's Fishing Report - April 8, 2016

Date Updated: 
04/07/2016

Fishing is getting better, 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, 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.

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