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 - June 23, 2017

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Friday, June 23, 2017

With the Kerr Lake level at 303 and stable, bass are found on main lake points in the buckbrush. Best pattern appears to be fishing Carolina-rigged plastic baits on main lake and secondary points and flipping plastic baits in the bushes. Topwater baits are taking some fish early and late in the day, in main lake coves.

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Charlie Taylor's Fishing Report = June 16, 2017

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Friday, June 16, 2017

Kerr Lake is at full pool and stable. 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. Some anglers are having success with small blue fleck plastic worms, fished down the dropoffs on the main river.

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Charlie Taylor's Fishing Report - June 9, 2017

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Thursday, June 8, 2017

Bass are located in the bushes and 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 in and near the thickest buckbrush when the sun is up. Squarebill crankbaits and spinnerbaits are also taking bass on rocky points, particularly windblown points.

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Charlie Taylor's Fishing Report - June 2, 2017

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Friday, June 2, 2017

The Kerr Lake water level is at 305 and some bass are still found in the buck brush. Others are found on standing flooded gum trees. Bass are also being caught on Carolina rigged lizards and worms in pumpkin pepper or green pumpkin colors, fished on points in 5-18 feet of water in Butchers and Eastland Creeks.

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Charlie Taylor's Fishing Report - May 26, 2017

Updated: 
Wednesday, May 24, 2017

Bass fishing in Kerr Lake is picking up, with best fishing on the points and in the buck brush, using plastic worms. Water level is at 303 and bass are burrowed deep in the bushes. Topwater baits or rapidly retrieved spinnerbaits are best early and late in the day.

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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

Updated: 
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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