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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 - July 25, 2014

Updated: 
Friday, July 25, 2014

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.

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Charlie Taylor's Fishing Report - July 18, 2014

Updated: 
Friday, July 18, 2014

Stripers in the 15 pound class are being caught vertical jigging with Hopkins and Salty Dog spoons and jigs. Trolling 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 10, 2014

Updated: 
Thursday, July 10, 2014

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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Charlie Taylor's Fishing Report - July 4, 2014

Updated: 
Friday, July 4, 2014

Striper fishing 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 27, 2014

Updated: 
Friday, June 27, 2014

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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Charlie Taylor's Fishing Report - June 20, 2014

Updated: 
Friday, June 20, 2014

Bass action is slow, with most of the fish being caught on Carolina rigged Zoom lizards and worms in pumpkin pepper colors. Fish these baits on points in 5-18 feet of water.

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Charlie Taylor's Fishing Report - June 6, 2014

Updated: 
Friday, June 6, 2014

Bass action is slow, with most of the fish being caught on Carolina rigged lizards and worms in pumpkin pepper or green pumpkin colors. Fish these baits on points in 5-18 feet of water in Butchers and Eastland Creeks.

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Charlie Taylor's Fishing Report - May 30, 2014

Updated: 
Friday, May 30, 2014

With the water level on Buggs Island Lake at 303, bass fishing is picking up, with best fishing on the points, using plastic worms. Bass may be found on main channel points, humps and rises. Topwater baits or rapidly retrieved spinnerbaits are best early and late in the day.

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Charlie Taylor's Fishing Report - May 23, 2014

Updated: 
Friday, May 23, 2014

The slug of muddy water, generated by storms last week, is still making it's way downlake at Buggs Island Lake. Most of the lake from Panhandle and Grassy Creek to Buffalo Creek is showing various degrees of staining, with the clearest water in the back ends of the feeder creeks and coves.

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Charlie Taylor's Fishing Report - May 16, 2014

Updated: 
Friday, May 16, 2014

With the Kerr Lake water level approaching 302, bass are taking plastic baits in the buckbrush and willows. Bass are also found in 3-7 feet of water in stumps and rocks. Live shad, bucktails and Redfins are taking stripers between Buoys 6-14.

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