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 - December 25, 2015

Date Updated: 
12/23/2015

Stripers, 10-13 pounds, are hitting sporadically around the mouth of Pea Hill Creek and in front of the Gaston Dam. Jigging bucktails and Sassy Shads seems to be the most successful method. Largemouth bass, 4-10 pounds, are schooling with the stripers.

Charlie Taylor's Fishing Report - December 18, 2015

Date Updated: 
12/17/2015

Lake Gaston striper action is hot in the main lake around the mouth of Pea Hill Creek. Large schools of surface-feeding fish are marauding through the shad schools early and late in the day.

Charlie Taylor's Fishing Report - December 11, 2015

Date Updated: 
12/11/2015

Lake Gaston's striper action is hot in the main lake around the mouth of Pea Hill Creek. Large schools of surface-feeding fish are marauding through the shad schools early and late in the day. Plenty of stripers in the 10-20 pound class are taking live minnows, shad, and bucktails on the main lake dropoffs.

Charlie Taylor's Fishing Report - December 4, 2015

Date Updated: 
12/03/2015

Excellent crappie fishing on Lake Gaston. Most of the catches are being taken from schools suspended over creek channels around mid lake. Small minnows and tiny jigs are the key.

Charlie Taylor's Fishing Report - November 27, 2015

Date Updated: 
11/28/2015

Live bait and deep-trolling are producing some good striper catches, although the fish are running small. White perch continue to be caught, jigging in the creeks with Hopkins Shorties. Walleye are taken along with the white perch.

Charlie Taylor's Fishing Report - November 20, 2015

Date Updated: 
11/19/2015

Striped bass are being caught by anglers trolling bucktails and shad around the dam. Crappie are holding in 8-10 feet of water over brushpiles and around boat docks. They are hitting jigs and live minnows.

Charlie Taylor's Fishing Report - November 13, 2015

Date Updated: 
11/13/2015

Crappie are stacked around the boat docks and submerged brushpiles in 14-16 feet of water. Largemouth bass are hitting jig 'n pig baits and slow-rolled spinnerbaits.

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