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Charlie Taylor's Fishing Report - May 4, 2017

Largemouth bass are active in Lake Gaston's shallow water on main lake points. Fish plastic grubs or Zoom Super Flukes 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 uplake and crappie are biting well throughout the creeks.

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.

Editors Note:
We have updated our guide to fishing tournaments on both Lake Gaston and Kerr Lake. We've made the information more searchable and we hope, more helpful. We'd love for you to take a look.

Mr. Taylor
Charlie Taylor writes about fishing in Virginia for several publications. He can be reached at

His full Virginia fishing report can be found here. And his report for Kerr Lake can be found here. An archive of Lake Gaston Fishing Reports is here.

Charlie also moderates a popular online forum for area fishermen (and fisherwomen). It can be found here.

This page is updated weekly, usually on Thursday afternoon or Friday morning.

Date Updated: 
Thursday, May 4, 2017