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 - 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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Charlie Taylor's Fishing Report - January 9, 2015

Updated: 
Thursday, January 8, 2015

On Buggs Island 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 2, 2015

Updated: 
Friday, January 2, 2015

On Buggs Island 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 26, 2014

Updated: 
Friday, December 26, 2014

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.

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Charlie Taylor's Fishing Report - December 19, 2014

Updated: 
Friday, December 19, 2014

In Buggs Island 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.

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Charlie Taylor's Fishing Report - December 12, 2014

Updated: 
Friday, December 12, 2014

Most gamefish are holding in deeper water during this season of the year. 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 5, 2014

Updated: 
Thursday, December 4, 2014

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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Charlie Taylor's Fishing Report - November 28, 2014

Updated: 
Friday, November 28, 2014

Largemouth bass anglers are catching fish on topwaters and suspending jerkbaits, fished adjacent to the brush, early and late in the day, and jig 'n pig and Carolina rigged plastic grubs during daylight hours

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Charlie Taylor's Fishing Report - November 21, 2014

Updated: 
Friday, November 21, 2014

Lots of large crappie are being taken from the bridge pilings and submerged brushpiles on live minnows and tiny jigs. Lots of bass are being caught, particularly in Bluestone and Grassy Creeks. Shallow running crankbaits and Carolina-rigged plastic worms are the more productive baits.

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