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 - May 20, 2016

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Friday, May 20, 2016

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.

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Charlie Taylor's Fishing Report - May 13, 2016

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Friday, May 13, 2016

With the water level at 307, bass are taking plastic baits, small spinnerbaits and jerkbaits, fished in the buckbrush and willows. Bass are also found in 3-7 feet of water in stumps and rocks.

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Charlie Taylor's Fishing Report - May 6, 2016

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Friday, May 6, 2016

On Kerr Lake 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.

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Charlie Taylor's Fishing Report - April 29, 2016

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Friday, April 29, 2016

The Buggs Island ake level is at 299 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.

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Charlie Taylor's Fishing Report - April 22, 2016

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Friday, April 22, 2016

Kerr Lake is stained at the upper end and clear at the lower end. Water level is at 300 and predicted rain should show it rising. Downlake, bass are holding on dropoffs adjacent to the buckbrush, on points, and in brushpiles

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Charlie Taylor's Fishing Report - April 15, 2016

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Thursday, April 14, 2016

Downlake, 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 299 over the past week and water temperature still in the mid 60s, the brush is out of the water and bass are holding in deeper water, around spawning sites.

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Charlie Taylor's Fishing Report - April 8, 2016

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Friday, April 8, 2016

Striper and white bass fishing is good below Kerr Dam. Bucktails and live shad are the best bait. With the lake level at 299 and falling, fishing has slowed down.

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Charlie Taylor's Fishing Report - April 1, 2016

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Friday, April 1, 2016

The water level on Kerr Lake is fairly steady. Currently, it stands at 300.5 feet. Stripers are biting on live shad, from buoy 10 to Bluestone Creek. Fishing is good in the upper end of the lake, as the stripers continue their spawning run.

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Charlie Taylor's Fishing Report - March 25, 2016

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Friday, March 25, 2016

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. The stripers appear to be moving up the lake, starting their spawning runs into the Dan and Staunton Rivers.

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Charlie Taylor's Fishing Report - March 18, 2016

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Friday, March 18, 2016

Some good catches of bass are being made on main Kerr's 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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