Charlie Taylor's Buggs Island Fishing Reports

fishing graphic 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 Buggs Island Lake. Charlie also manages an online bulletin board.

Charlie Taylor's Fishing Report - August 18, 2017

Updated: 
Thursday, August 17, 2017

Bass fishing should be improving with the falling temperatures and stabilizing weather. Best pattern appears to be a Carolina rigged, pumpkinseed Zoom lizard, fished in 20-25 feet of water on main lake points. Working these baits across the middle of coves in the creeks, is also producing well.

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Charlie Taylor's Fishing Report - August 11, 2017

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Friday, August 11, 2017

Bass action in Kerr Lake has picked up in the past week. Some good fish are being taken by fishing red mud points with stumps. Long tapering points on islands are also producing fish on deep diving crankbaits and plastic grubs. Spinnerbaits, slow-rolled in shallow water, early in the mornings will take some fish.

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Charlie Taylor's Fishing Report - August 4, 2017

Updated: 
Friday, August 4, 2017

Striper fishing is slow, but picking up. The fish have moved near the dam and can be found from Buoy 2 to 4, with trolling still producing the better catches. Bass fishing is slow, with most fish being caught in 10-30 feet of water, on deep diving crankbaits and Carolina-rigged plastics. Try a bucktail jig or jigging spoon on rocky points in 18-20 feet of water.

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Charlie Taylor's Fishing Report - July 26, 2017

Updated: 
Wednesday, July 26, 2017

Stripers are taking trolled Cordell Redfins from buoy 4-7 in the main lake and from the mouth of Nutbush to buoys G & H in the creek. The stripers are skittish due to heavy boat traffic. Best catches are coming at dawn and dusk. Bass are located in 20+ feet of water, with anglers catching the fish on Carolina-rigged lizards and deep diving crankbaits.

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Charlie Taylor's Fishing Report - July 21, 017

Updated: 
Friday, July 21, 2017

Kerr Lake is at full pool and stable. Stripers are being caught vertical jigging with Hopkins spoons. Better areas are Nutbush Creek and County Line Creek, on the lower end of the lake.

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Charlie Taylor's Fishing Report - July 14, 2017

Updated: 
Thursday, July 13, 2017

Stripers in the 10-12 pound class are being caught vertical jigging with Hopkins and Salty Dog spoons and jigs. Trolling with bucktails and Redfins is also working well. Better areas are Nutbush Creek and County Line Creek, on the lower end of the lake.

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Charlie Taylor's Fishing Report - July 7, 2017

Updated: 
Thursday, July 6, 2017

Early morning anglers, fishing deep-diving crankbaits and Carolina-rigged plastic lizards in 18-22 feet of water on creek and main lake points are catching largemouth bass.

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