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 - May 19, 2017

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Friday, May 19, 2017

Bass are still feeding. Spinnerbaits in the coves, with particular attention to points, are a good choice. Creature baits, dropped into the middle of buckbrush, will also take the finicky fish.

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Charlie Taylor's Fishing Report - May 12, 2017

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Friday, May 12, 2017

With the water level on Kerr Lake at 305, bass are taking plastic baits, small spinnerbaits and jerkbaits, fished 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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Charlie Taylor's Fishing Report - May 5, 2017

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Friday, May 5, 2017

The water level in Kerr Lake is at 307 and falling. Stripers are being caught trolling Redfins and bucktails, 10-15 feet deep, in the main channel from Clarksville to Bowie Point. Broken back Redfins are producing well at night toward the dam and in Eastland Creek.

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Charlie Taylor's Fishing Report - April 28, 2017

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Friday, April 28, 2017

The Kerr Lake level is rising. The most consistent pattern for bass this past week was Zoom Centipedes in pumpkinseed or watermelon seed, light sinkers, light line, fished on rocky bluffs.

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Charlie Taylor's Fishing Report - April 21, 2017

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Friday, April 21, 2017

The lake is stained at the upper end and clear at the lower end. Water level is at 300 and predicted rain should show it rising. Downlake, bass are holding on dropoffs adjacent to the buckbrush, on points, and in brushpiles.

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Charlie Taylor's Fishing Report - April 14, 2017

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Friday, April 14, 2017

Downlake, bass are looking to nest in the back of creeks and coves. They are also present on secondary points, where Carolina-rigged lizards will take some good fish. With the water level stable at 302 over the past week and water temperature still in the mid 60s, the brush is just underwater and bass are holding in the brush, around spawning sites.

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Charlie Taylor's Fishing Report- April 7, 2017

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Friday, April 7, 2017

With the lake level at 302 and stable, fishing has picked up. Currently, the larger fish are generally on the windblown points. Fish the flooded willow bushes adjacent to the creek channel in the back end of the creeks, when the sun is high.

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Charlie Taylor's Fishing Report - April 1, 2017

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Saturday, April 1, 2017

The water level is fairly steady in Kerr Lake. Currently, it stands at 299 feet. Stripers are biting on live shad, from buoy 10 to Bluestone Creek. Fishing is good in the upper end of the lake, as the stripers continue their spawning run. Red Fins and small Shad Raps are the prime lures, while three inch Sassy Shads are taking white bass, from Bluestone Creek upriver.

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Charlie Taylor's Fishing Report - February 24, 2017

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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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