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 - April 22, 2016

Updated: 
Friday, April 22, 2016

Kerr 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 15, 2016

Updated: 
Thursday, April 14, 2016

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 299 over the past week and water temperature still in the mid 60s, the brush is out of the water and bass are holding in deeper water, around spawning sites.

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Charlie Taylor's Fishing Report - April 8, 2016

Updated: 
Friday, April 8, 2016

Striper and white bass fishing is good below Kerr Dam. Bucktails and live shad are the best bait. With the lake level at 299 and falling, fishing has slowed down.

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Charlie Taylor's Fishing Report - April 1, 2016

Updated: 
Friday, April 1, 2016

The water level on Kerr Lake is fairly steady. Currently, it stands at 300.5 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.

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Charlie Taylor's Fishing Report - March 25, 2016

Updated: 
Friday, March 25, 2016

Stripers are biting well on live shad. Fishing is good from Nutbush Creek to Palmers Point, and from the mouth of Eastland Creek to Butchers Creek. The stripers appear to be moving up the lake, starting their spawning runs into the Dan and Staunton Rivers.

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Charlie Taylor's Fishing Report - March 18, 2016

Updated: 
Friday, March 18, 2016

Some good catches of bass are being made on main Kerr's lake points on jig 'n pig, slow-rolled spinnerbaits and rattling crankbaits. Bass are also being caught by anglers fishing the willows on main lake points with black/blue jig 'n pig, chartreuse spinnerbaits and Rat-L-Traps. The lunker pattern is to fish rip-rap with spinnerbaits.

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Charlie Taylor's Buggs Island Fishing Report - March 11, 2016

Updated: 
Friday, March 11, 2016

Water level is at 302 and falling. Water temperature is at 50 degrees. Some good bass are taking shad-colored crankbaits on main lake points. Concentrate on the rocky, red clay points. Best area is between Clarksville and Eastland Creek.

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Charlie Taylor's Buggs Island Fishing Report - March 4, 2016

Updated: 
Friday, March 4, 2016

As the water level falls and with the warming temperatures next week, the bass should be in the bushes on shallow points, back ends of creeks and coves. Spinnerbaits, crankbaits, jig 'n pig and plastic grubs are the preferred baits.

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Charlie Taylor's Fishing Report - February 26, 2016

Updated: 
Thursday, February 25, 2016

Some good bass are being taken on Buggs Island 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 19, 2016

Updated: 
Friday, February 19, 2016

Largemouth bass fishing is fair on Buggs Island's main 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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