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Charlie Taylor

Water level is at 297 and stable.
Some good bass are taking shad-colored crankbaits on main lake points. Concentrate on the rocky, red clay points. Best area is between Clarksville and Eastland Creek.

Stripers are being taken on live and cut shad, off main lake points and in Nutbush Creek. Trollers are also taking a few stripers, on black and gold Redfins in 15-18 feet of water. Bucktails cast up on shore and retrieved slowly are also taking a few fish.

Crappie are stacking up at about eight feet, along the bridge pilings and over deep brushpiles throughout the lake. Small minnows and jigs are the preferred baits. White bass are available at the mouth of Bluestone Creek. Below the dam, stripers are staging a spawning run and are taking bucktails down to the Steel Bridge.

An archive of fishing reports is available here.

Charlie Taylor writes about fishing in Virginia for several publications. He can be reached at His full Virginia fishing report can be found here. And his report for Lake Gaston can be found here.

Charlie also moderates a popular Forum for area fishermen (and fisherwomen). It can be found here.

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