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 31, 2015

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Friday, July 31, 2015

In Buggs Island Lake 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 24, 2015

Updated: 
Friday, July 24, 2015

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. Rattling crankbaits and plastic lures in pumpkinseed or june bug colors are taking largemouth bass. The fish are located in 17-30 feet on main lake points.

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Charlie Taylor's Fishing Report - July 16, 2015

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Thursday, July 16, 2015

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. Topwater lures are taking bass early and late in the day. Try large popping baits, retrieved rapidly

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Charlie Taylor's Fishing Report - July 10, 2015

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Friday, July 10, 2015

Early morning Kerr Lake anglers, fishing deep-diving crankbaits and Carolina-rigged plastic lizards in 18-22 feet of water on creek and main lake points are catching largemouth bass.

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Charlie Taylor's Fishing Report - July 3, 2015

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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

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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

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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

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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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