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 - July 16, 2015

Updated: 
Thursday, July 28, 2016

Stripers are taking trolled Cordell Redfins from buoy 4-7 in the main lake and from the mouth of Nutbush to buoys G & H in the creek. The stripers are skittish due to heavy boat traffic.

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Charlie Taylor's Fishing Report - July 22, 2016

Updated: 
Friday, July 22, 2016

In Kerr Lake stripers are being caught vertical jigging with Hopkins spoons. Better areas are Nutbush Creek and County Line Creek, on the lower end of the lake.

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Charlie Taylor's Fishing Report - July 16, 2016

Updated: 
Friday, July 15, 2016

In Kerr Lake stripers in the 15 pound class are being caught vertical jigging with Hopkins and Salty Dog spoons and jigs. Trolling with bucktails and Redfins is also working well. Better areas are Nutbush Creek and County Line Creek, on the lower end of the lake.

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Charlie Taylor's Fishing Report - July 1, 2016

Updated: 
Friday, July 1, 2016

Striper fishing has been excellent on Kerr Lake. Nutbush Creek from Buoy A-C and the main river channel between Buoy 2 and 7, have been producing nice catches, trolling white or yellow bucktails or Cordell Redfins. Live shad and jigging spoons are also taking fish.

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Charlie Taylor's Fishing Report - July 24, 2016

Updated: 
Friday, June 24, 2016

With the Kerr Lake level at 301 and stable, bass are found on main lake points. Best pattern appears to be fishing Carolina-rigged plastic baits on main lake and secondary points. Topwater baits are taking some fish early and late in the day, in main lake coves.

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Charlie Taylor's Fishing Report - June 17, 2016

Updated: 
Friday, June 17, 2016

Bass action is slow on Kerr Lake, with most of the fish being caught on Carolina rigged Zoom lizards and worms in pumpkin pepper colors. Fish these baits on points in 5-18 feet of water.

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Charlie Taylor's Fishing Report - June 10, 2016

Updated: 
Friday, June 10, 2016

Kerr Lake bass are located in the bushes and on dropoffs adjacent to the bushes and are feeding heavily. Best methods are top waters on rocky points, early and late in the day, and flipping plastic worms and lizards in and ++near the thickest buckbrush when the sun is up.

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Charlie Taylor's Fishing Report - June 3, 2016

Updated: 
Friday, June 3, 2016

Some bass are still found in the buck brush. Others are found on standing flooded gum trees. Bass are also being caught on Carolina rigged lizards and worms in pumpkin pepper or green pumpkin colors, fished on points in 5-18 feet of water in Butchers and Eastland Creeks.

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Charlie Taylor's Fishing Report - May 27, 2016

Updated: 
Friday, May 27, 2016

Bass fishing is picking up on Kerr Lake, with best fishing on the points and in the buck brush, using plastic worms. Water level is at 304 and bass are burrowed deep in the bushes. Topwater baits or rapidly retrieved spinnerbaits are best early and late in the day.

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Charlie Taylor's Fishing Report - May 20, 2016

Updated: 
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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