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 3, 2015

Updated: 
Friday, July 3, 2015

Striper fishing on Kerr Lake 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 26, 2015

Updated: 
Friday, June 26, 2015

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 19, 2015

Updated: 
Friday, June 19, 2015

On Kerr Lake 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 11, 2015

Updated: 
Thursday, June 11, 2015

Water levels are currently at 300 and stable. Bass are located on dropoffs adjacent to the bushes and are feeding heavily. Best methods are top waters on rocky points, early and late in the day, and flipping plastic worms and lizards near the thickest buckbrush when the sun is up.

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Charlie Taylor's Fishing Report - June 6, 2015

Updated: 
Friday, June 5, 2015

Bass action is slow on Buggs Island Lake, 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. Striper action is good, with fish being taken in the back of Nutbush Creek and from Buoy 16 to 18.

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Charlie Taylor's Fishing Report - May 29, 2015

Updated: 
Friday, May 29, 2015

Bass fishing is picking up on Kerr Lake, 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 22, 2015

Updated: 
Friday, May 22, 2015

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. Carolina-rigged lizards are taking lots of fish on main lake and secondary points. Topwaters, such as Zara Spook, will also entice some bass, particularly late in the day.

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Charlie Taylor's Fishing Report - May 15, 2015

Updated: 
Friday, May 15, 2015

With the water level on Kerr Lake at 299, bass are taking plastic baits, small spinnerbaits and jerkbaits, fished adjacent to 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 7, 2015

Updated: 
Friday, May 8, 2015

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. There are also plenty of fish in the river.

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Charlie Taylor's Fishing Report - May 1, 2015

Updated: 
Friday, May 1, 2015

Lake level is at 301 and holding steady. The most consistent pattern for bass is Zoom Centipedes in pumpkinseed or watermelon seed, light sinkers, light line, fished on rocky bluffs. Some bass are located in the backs of coves. Most are suspended a couple of feet down, in ten feet of water.

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