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 - February 24, 2017

Updated: 
Friday, February 24, 2017

On Buggs Island Lake, some good bass are being taken on points. Fish 6-10 feet of water near rocks, using crankbaits, spinnerbaits, plastic grubs, and Carolina-rigged lizards.

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Charlie Taylor's Fishing Report- February 17, 2017

Updated: 
Thursday, February 16, 2017

Largemouth bass fishing is fair on main Kerr Lake points in six feet of water, near rocks. Crankbaits, spinnerbaits and five inch chartreuse/pepper grubs are the preferred baits.

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Charlie Taylor's Fishing Report - February 10, 2017

Updated: 
Friday, February 10, 2017

Crappie fishing is excellent in Kerr Lake, with the tasty fish being found in 3-8 feet of water. Bass anglers are finding some fish along the banks with crankbaits. Shallow humps in the lake, adjacent to deep water, are producing good catches of bass...

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Charlie Taylor's Fishing Report - February 3, 2017

Updated: 
Friday, February 3, 2017

Bass action in Kerr Lake is fair to good on spinnerbaits and live shad in 6-8 feet of water, off points. Crappie are taking small minnows over creek channels and brushpiles, particularly in Rudd's, Butcher, Panhandle and Grassy Creeks.

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Charlie Taylor's Fishing Report- January 27, 2017

Updated: 
Thursday, January 26, 2017

Bass fishing in Kerr Lake is fair, with small fish being taken on jig 'n pig and crankbaits in 6-12 feet of water, on points. The larger fish are halfway back in the coves, feeding in late afternoon and evening.

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Charlie Taylor's Fishing Report - Januar 20, 2017

Updated: 
Friday, January 20, 2017

Striper fishing is good, with live bait and 3/8 ounce bucktails producing the better catches. Largemouth bass are favoring the main lake gravel points and may be caught on 10+ crankbaits in shad colors

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Charlie Taylor's Fishing Report- January 13, 2017

Updated: 
Friday, January 13, 2017

Striper fishing is good in Kerr Lake with live bait and 3/8 ounce bucktails producing the better catches. One of the better areas is around the Rudds Creek Bridge. Largemouth bass are favoring the main lake gravel points and may be caught on 10+ crankbaits in shad colors, and large spinnerbaits.

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Charlie Taylor's Fishing Report - Update

Updated: 
Friday, December 9, 2016

Thanks to everyone who indicated their well wishes over the past week or so. Surgery was completed successfully and I am recovering at home. However, there is a small glitch resulting in my inability to gather information and compose the Fishing Reports for another two-three weeks.

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Charlie Taylor's Fishing Report

Updated: 
Friday, December 2, 2016

Due to impending surgery, there will be no fishing report for a while. Depending on recovery, Charlie Taylor's Fishing Report should return in December. All of us at the Kerr Lake Guide wish him the best.

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Charlie Taylor's Fishing Report - November 18, 2016

Updated: 
Friday, November 18, 2016

Lots of large crappie are being taken from the bridge pilings and submerged brushpiles on live minnows and tiny jigs. Lots of bass are being caught, particularly in Bluestone and Grassy Creeks. Shallow running crankbaits and Carolina-rigged plastic worms are the more productive baits.

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