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 - December 19, 2014

Updated: 
Friday, December 19, 2014

In Buggs Island Lake, largemouth bass may still be caught in 3-4 feet of water on Speed Shads and Poe's RC3 crankbaits. A stop-and-go retrieve is working
best. Crappie are hovering around deep brushpiles.

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Charlie Taylor's Fishing Report - December 12, 2014

Updated: 
Friday, December 12, 2014

Most gamefish are holding in deeper water during this season of the year. Unless there is a warm water discharge in the vicinity, the fish will be deep and very sluggish. They will not move far or fast to feed, and successful anglers know that small baits, fished very slowly, are the better choices.

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Charlie Taylor's Fishing Report - December 5, 2014

Updated: 
Thursday, December 4, 2014

Stripers are hitting trolled crankbaits and bucktails in the vicinity of Bluestone Creek and Clarksville, while the mouths of Rudds and Grassy Creeks are producing stripers on live shad, Storm swim baits and four inch Sassy Shads.

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Charlie Taylor's Fishing Report - November 28, 2014

Updated: 
Friday, November 28, 2014

Largemouth bass anglers are catching fish on topwaters and suspending jerkbaits, fished adjacent to the brush, early and late in the day, and jig 'n pig and Carolina rigged plastic grubs during daylight hours

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Charlie Taylor's Fishing Report - November 21, 2014

Updated: 
Friday, November 21, 2014

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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Charlie Taylor's Fishing Report - November 14, 2014

Updated: 
Friday, November 14, 2014

Bass fishing is good throughout Buggs Island Lake, with the bass holding in pockets, coves, and bluff banks. Rat-L-Traps, ripped through the pockets and coves, are producing 2-5 pound largemouths.

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Charlie Taylor's Fishing Report - November 7, 2014

Updated: 
Friday, November 7, 2014

Bass fishing is good throughout the Buggs Island Lake, with the bass holding in pockets, coves and bluff banks. Rattletraps, ripped through the pockets and coves, are producing 2-5 pound largemouths.

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Charlie Taylor's Fishing Report - October 31, 2014

Updated: 
Friday, October 31, 2014

On Buggs Island Lake, crappie anglers are loading coolers with 1-3 pound fish, using small minnows over brushpiles and around bridge pilings. Bass may be taken in shallow water, holding on rockpiles in backs of pockets.

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Charlie Taylor's Fishing Report - October 24, 2014

Updated: 
Friday, October 24, 2014

Fishing in Buggs Island Lake improved this past week. Crappie anglers are loading coolers with 1-3 pound fish, using small minnows over brushpiles and
around bridge pilings.

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Charlie Taylor's Fishing Report - October 17, 2014

Updated: 
Friday, October 17, 2014

On Buggs Island Lake, bass may be caught shallow in 2-3 feet of water, medium in 5-6 feet of water or by fishing deep in 11-12 feet of water. Shallow fish are holding in backs of pockets on rockpiles. Use shallow running or rattling crankbaits with a high speed retrieve.

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