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 - May 22, 2015

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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

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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

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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

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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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Charlie Taylor's Fishing Report - April 24, 2015

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Friday, April 24, 2015

Kerr Lake is stained at the upper end and clear at the lower end. Water level is at 303 and rising. Downlake, bass are holding in the buckbrush on points and in brushpiles. Best patterns seem to be topwater baits on points and along rock bluffs early in the morning, moving back into 8-12 feet of water after the sun comes up, with jig 'n pig, Carolina-rigged lizards and small Yamamoto Senkos.

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Charlie Taylor's Fishing Report - April 17, 2015

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Friday, April 17, 2015

Downlake on Buggs Island Lake, bass are looking to nest in the back of creeks and coves. They are also present on secondary points, where Carolina-rigged lizards will take some good fish. With the water level stable at 301.5 over the past week and water temperature still in the mid 60s, the brush is flooded and bass are holding near the buckbrush, around spawning sites.

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Charlie Taylor's Fishing Report - April 10, 2015

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Friday, April 10, 2015

Striper and white bass fishing on Buggs Island Lake is good below Kerr Dam. Bucktails and live shad are the best bait. With the lake level at 301 and falling, fishing has slowed down. With the elevated temperatures this week, the water temperatures have increased and turned the fish on. All species of resident and anadromous fish are actively getting ready to spawn.

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Charlie Taylor's Fishing Report - April 3, 2015

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Friday, April 3, 2015

The water level is fairly steady in Buggs Island Lake. Currently, it stands at 302.5 feet. The current has all the fish biting well.

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Charlie Taylor's Fishing Report - March 27, 2015

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Friday, March 27, 2015

Recent rains have raised the Buggs Island lake level to 302. Normal water level is 300. Stripers are biting well on live shad. Fishing is good from Nutbush Creek to Palmers Point, and from the mouth of Eastland Creek to Butchers Creek.

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Charlie Taylor's Fishing Report - March 20, 2015

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Thursday, March 19, 2015

Some good catches of bass are being made on main lake points on jig 'n pig, slow-rolled spinnerbaits and rattling crankbaits. Bass are also being caught by anglers fishing the willows on main lake points with black/blue jig 'n pig, chartreuse spinnerbaits and Rat-L-Traps. The lunker pattern is to fish rip-rap with spinnerbaits.

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