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Charlie Taylor's Fishing Report - May 26, 2017

Bass fishing in Lake Gaston 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 the willow grass on points 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.

The number one catch throughout the lake is catfish. Cut bait, nightcrawlers, chicken livers and live minnows are the preferred baits.

Stripers are being caught on trolled Cordell Redfins near the Eaton Ferry Bridge and in front of the dam.

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: 
Wednesday, May 24, 2017