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 - February 5, 2016

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Friday, February 5, 2016

Bass action on Kerr Lake is fair to good on spinnerbaits and live shad in 6-8 feet of water, off points. Crappie are taking small minnows over creek channels and brushpiles, particularly in Rudd's, Butcher, Panhandle and Grassy Creeks.

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Charlie Taylor's Fishing Report - January 29, 2016

Updated: 
Thursday, January 28, 2016

Bass fishing is fair, with small fish being taken on jig 'n pig and crankbaits in 6-12 feet of water, on points. The larger fish are halfway back in the coves, feeding in late afternoon and evening. Slow-rolled spinnerbaits are taking some good bass from riprap throughout the lake. Rat-L-Traps are also taking some fish

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Charlie Taylor's Fishing Report - January 22, 2016

Updated: 
Friday, January 22, 2016

Striper fishing in Kerr Lake is good, with live bait and 3/8 ounce bucktails producing the better catches. Largemouth bass are favoring the main lake gravel points and may be caught on 10+ crankbaits in shad colors.

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Charlie Taylor's Fishing Report - January 15, 2016

Updated: 
Friday, January 15, 2016

Striper fishing on Kerr Lake is good with live bait and 3/8 ounce bucktails producing the better catches. One of the better areas is around the Rudds Creek Bridge. Largemouth bass are favoring the main lake gravel points and may be caught on 10+ crankbaits in shad colors, and large spinnerbaits.

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Charlie Taylor's Fishing Report - January 8, 2016

Updated: 
Friday, January 8, 2016

In Kerr lake, largemouth bass are catchable by working spoons and spinnerbaits in 20-25 feet of water on dropoffs, in the lower end. The sun in the afternoon is bringing them up on rocky points to feed. Jig 'n pig and fat plastic grubs are the ticket.

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Charlie Taylor's Fishing Report - January 1, 2016

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Friday, January 1, 2016

On Kerr Lake, largemouth bass may be caught in 3-4 feet of water on Speed Shads and Poe's RC3 crankbaits. A stop-and-go retrieve is working best. Crappie are hovering around deep brushpiles. Vertical jigging minnows over the brushpiles will produce the better fish. Striper fishing is slow.

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Charlie Taylor's Fishing Report - December 25, 2015

Updated: 
Friday, December 25, 2015

In Kerr Lake, largemouth bass may still be caught in 3-4 feet of water on Speed Shads and square billed crankbaits. A stop-and-go retrieve is working best. Crappie are hovering around deep brushpiles. Vertical jigging minnows over the brushpiles will produce the better fish.

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Charlie Taylor's Fishing Report - December 18, 2015

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Friday, December 18, 2015

On Kerr Lake largemouth bass may still be caught in 3-4 feet of water on Speed Shads and Poe's RC3 crankbaits. A stop-and-go retrieve is working best. Crappie are hovering around deep brushpiles. Vertical jigging minnows over the brushpiles will produce the better fish.

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Charlie Taylor's Fishing Report - December 11, 2015

Updated: 
Friday, December 11, 2015

Most gamefish are holding in deeper water during this season of the year. This is not only true for Buggs Island Lake, but area wide. Unless there is a warm water discharge in the vicinity, the fish will be deep and very sluggish. They will not move far or fast to feed, and successful anglers know that small baits, fished very slowly, are the better choices.

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Charlie Taylor's Fishing Report - December 4, 2015

Updated: 
Friday, December 4, 2015

Stripers are hitting trolled crankbaits and bucktails in the vicinity of Bluestone Creek and Clarksville, while the mouths of Rudds and Grassy Creeks are producing stripers on live shad, Storm swim baits and four inch Sassy Shads.

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