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 - 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

Updated: 
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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Charlie Taylor's Fishing Report - July 22, 2016

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Friday, July 22, 2016

In Kerr Lake stripers are being caught vertical jigging with Hopkins spoons. Better areas are Nutbush Creek and County Line Creek, on the lower end of the lake.

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Charlie Taylor's Fishing Report - July 16, 2016

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Friday, July 15, 2016

In Kerr Lake stripers in the 15 pound class are being caught vertical jigging with Hopkins and Salty Dog spoons and jigs. Trolling with bucktails and Redfins is also working well. Better areas are Nutbush Creek and County Line Creek, on the lower end of the lake.

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Charlie Taylor's Fishing Report - July 1, 2016

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Friday, July 1, 2016

Striper fishing has been excellent on Kerr Lake. 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 - July 24, 2016

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Friday, June 24, 2016

With the Kerr Lake level at 301 and stable, bass are found on main lake points. Best pattern appears to be fishing Carolina-rigged plastic baits on main lake and secondary points. 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 17, 2016

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Friday, June 17, 2016

Bass action is slow on Kerr Lake, 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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