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 - April 21, 2017

Updated: 
Friday, April 21, 2017

The 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 14, 2017

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Friday, April 14, 2017

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 302 over the past week and water temperature still in the mid 60s, the brush is just underwater and bass are holding in the brush, around spawning sites.

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Charlie Taylor's Fishing Report- April 7, 2017

Updated: 
Friday, April 7, 2017

With the lake level at 302 and stable, fishing has picked up. Currently, the larger fish are generally on the windblown points. Fish the flooded willow bushes adjacent to the creek channel in the back end of the creeks, when the sun is high.

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Charlie Taylor's Fishing Report - April 1, 2017

Updated: 
Saturday, April 1, 2017

The water level is fairly steady in Kerr Lake. Currently, it stands at 299 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. Red Fins and small Shad Raps are the prime lures, while three inch Sassy Shads are taking white bass, from Bluestone Creek upriver.

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Charlie Taylor's Fishing Report - February 24, 2017

Updated: 
Friday, February 24, 2017

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 17, 2017

Updated: 
Thursday, February 16, 2017

Largemouth bass fishing is fair on main Kerr Lake points in six feet of water, near rocks. Crankbaits, spinnerbaits and five inch chartreuse/pepper grubs are the preferred baits.

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Charlie Taylor's Fishing Report - February 10, 2017

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Friday, February 10, 2017

Crappie fishing is excellent in Kerr 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...

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Charlie Taylor's Fishing Report - February 3, 2017

Updated: 
Friday, February 3, 2017

Bass action in 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 27, 2017

Updated: 
Thursday, January 26, 2017

Bass fishing in Kerr Lake 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.

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Charlie Taylor's Fishing Report - Januar 20, 2017

Updated: 
Friday, January 20, 2017

Striper fishing 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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