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 - September 30, 2016

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Friday, September 30, 2016

Kerr Lake water level is at 298, just two feet below full pool. Striper fishing is good to fair, with most fish being caught in the area from Buoy seven to Clarksville. Trolling Cordell Redfins and bucktail jigs is the preferred method. Shad are schooling up and moving into the back ends of the creeks.

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Charlie Taylor's Fishing Report - September 23, 2016

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Friday, September 23, 2016

Striper fishing is good to fair, with most fish being caught in the area from Buoy 10 to Clarksville. Live bait is the preferred method. Anglers are also taking stripers between dusk and midnight on live or cut shad, fishing from the points at the mouth of Nutbush Creek

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Charlie Taylor's Fishing Report - September 16, 2016

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Friday, September 16, 2016

Bass are holding on points and chasing shad in the coves. Bass are being caught in good numbers, and are hitting aggressively. Grubs are taking bass in the 1-3 pound class, while 1/2 ounce willow-leaf spinnerbaits are taking the better fish.

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Charlie Taylor's Fishing Report - September 9, 2016

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Friday, September 9, 2016

Kerr Lake bass are being caught by anglers concentrating on shad schools, near submerged wood cover, in the creeks. Shallow running crankbaits and plastic baits, cast into these areas, will take the bass.

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Charlie Taylor's Fishing Report - September 2, 2016

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Thursday, September 1, 2016

When fish are found, anglers can load the boat, but finding them is the trick. Best action is coming from midlake and downlake areas, and seems to be centered around the points halfway back in the creeks and in the edges of the flooded cover in the coves.

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Charlie Taylor's Fishing Report - August 26, 2016

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Friday, August 26, 2016

In Kerr Lake, bass are schooled up on structure and can be consistently caught on old road beds and points in 4-10 feet of water. Fish are aggressively hitting lures bumped on structure. Best lures are plastic worms and grubs in light colors, fished on Carolina rigs.

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Charlie Taylor's Fishing Report - August 19, 2016

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Friday, August 19, 2016

Bass fishing in Kerr Lake should be improving with the falling temperatures and stabilizing weather. Best pattern appears to be a Carolina rigged, pumpkinseed Zoom lizard, fished in 20-25 feet of water on main lake points. Working these baits across the middle of coves in the creeks, is also producing well.

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Charlie Taylor's Fishing Report - August 12, 2016

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Friday, August 12, 2016

Bass action has slowed in the past week. Some good fish are being taken by fishing red mud points with stumps. Long tapering points on islands are also producing fish on deep diving crankbaits and plastic grubs. Spinnerbaits, slow-rolled in shallow water, early in the mornings will take some fish.

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Charlie Taylor's Fishing Report - August 5, 2016

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Friday, August 5, 2016

Striper fishing is slow, but picking up. The fish have moved near the dam and can be found from Buoy 2 to 4, with trolling still producing the better catches. Bass fishing is slow, with most fish being caught in 10-30 feet of water, on deep diving crankbaits and Carolina-rigged plastics. Try a bucktail jig or jigging spoon on rocky points in 18-20 feet of water.

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Charlie Taylor's Fishing Report - July 16, 2015

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Thursday, July 28, 2016

Stripers are taking trolled Cordell Redfins from buoy 4-7 in the main lake and from the mouth of Nutbush to buoys G & H in the creek. The stripers are skittish due to heavy boat traffic.

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