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 Taylor's Fishing Report - August 28, 2015

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Friday, August 28, 2015

Bass are schooled up on structure and can be consistently caught on old road beds and points in 4-10 feet of water. Fish are aggressively hitting lures bumped on structure. Best lures are plastic worms and grubs in light colors, fished on Carolina

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Charlie Taylor's Fishing Report - August 21, 2015

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Friday, August 21, 2015

Bass fishing should be improving on Buggs Island Lake 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 14, 2015

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Friday, August 14, 2015

Bass action has slowed on Kerr Lake 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 7, 2015

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Friday, August 7, 2015

Striper fishing on Kerr Lake 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.

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Charlie Taylor's Fishing Report - July 31, 2015

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Friday, July 31, 2015

In Buggs Island Lake 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

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Charlie Taylor's Fishing Report - July 24, 2015

Updated: 
Friday, July 24, 2015

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. Rattling crankbaits and plastic lures in pumpkinseed or june bug colors are taking largemouth bass. The fish are located in 17-30 feet on main lake points.

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Charlie Taylor's Fishing Report - July 16, 2015

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Thursday, July 16, 2015

Stripers in the 15 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. Topwater lures are taking bass early and late in the day. Try large popping baits, retrieved rapidly

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Charlie Taylor's Fishing Report - July 10, 2015

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Friday, July 10, 2015

Early morning Kerr Lake 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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Charlie Taylor's Fishing Report - July 3, 2015

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Friday, July 3, 2015

Striper fishing on Kerr Lake has been excellent. Nutbush Creek from Buoy A-C and the main river channel between Buoy 2 and 7, have been producing nice catches, trolling white or yellow bucktails or Cordell Redfins. Live shad and jigging spoons are also taking fish.

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Charlie Taylor's Fishing Report - June 26, 2015

Updated: 
Friday, June 26, 2015

With the lake level at 301 and falling, bass are found on main lake points. Best pattern appears to be fishing Carolina-rigged plastic baits on main lake and secondary points.

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