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 - March 20, 2015

Updated: 
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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Charlie Taylor's Fishing Report - March 13, 2015

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Friday, March 13, 2015

The water level on Buggs Island lake is at 302 and falling, as snow melt is being released. Some good bass are taking shad-colored crankbaits on main lake points. Concentrate on the rocky, red clay points.

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Charlie Taylor's Fishing Report - March 6, 2015

Updated: 
Friday, March 6, 2015

As the water level rises and with the warming temperatures next week, the bass should return to the bushes on shallow points, back ends of creeks and coves. Spinnerbaits, crankbaits, jig 'n pig and plastic grubs are the preferred baits. Crappie fishing is great, around submerged structure in the creeks. Many of the fish are exceeding two pounds.

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Charlie Taylor's Fishing Report - February 27, 2015

Updated: 
Friday, February 27, 2015

With the continued extremely cold weather, most waters are either iced in or are showing lots of ice, particularly in shallow areas. Consequently, few anglers are out. On Buggs Island Lake, some good bass are being taken on points. Fish 6-10 feet of water near rocks, using crankbaits, spinnerbaits, plastic grubs, and Carolina-rigged lizards.

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Charlie Taylor's Fishing Report - February 20, 2015

Updated: 
Friday, February 20, 2015

Largemouth bass fishing is fair on Buggs Island's main lake points in six feet of water, near rocks. Crankbaits, spinnerbaits and five inch chartreuse/pepper grubs are the preferred baits. Most of the shallow water and area protected from the wind are frozen throughout the state. Launch ramps are dangerous as water falling from trailers freezes immediately upon hitting the concrete ramp, making it easy for vehicles to slide into the water.

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Charlie Taylor's Fishing Report - February 13, 2015

Updated: 
Friday, February 13, 2015

Crappie fishing is excellent on Buggs Island Lake, with the tasty fish being found in 3-8 feet of water. Bass anglers are finding some fish along the banks with crankbaits. Shallow humps in the lake, adjacent to deep water, are producing good catches of bass, on Silver Buddies and deep-diving crankbaits. Carolina rigged baits are also taking some bass.

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Charlie Taylor's Fishing Report - February 6, 2015

Updated: 
Friday, February 6, 2015

Bass action on Buggs Island Lake is fair to good on spinnerbaits and live shad in 6-8 feet of water, off points.

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Charlie Taylor's Fishing Report - January 30, 2015

Updated: 
Thursday, January 29, 2015

Bass fishing is fair on Buggs Island Lake, 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 23, 2015

Updated: 
Friday, January 23, 2015

Striper fishing is good in Buggs Island Lake, 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 16, 2015

Updated: 
Friday, January 16, 2015

Striper fishing 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.

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