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Charlie Taylor

The lake level is at 299 and stable.

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. Jerk baits, fished parallel to buck brush banks, are accounting for good fish. Carolina-rigged lizards are taking lots of fish on main lake and secondary points. Topwaters, such as Zara Spook, will also entice some bass, particularly late in the day.

Crappie are on brushpiles in eight feet of water and are taking live minnows.

Stripers are being caught on live bait, from Buoy 7 to Clarksville. Night anglers are taking stripers on Redfins in mackerel and fluorescent red finishes, from Buoy 4 to the mouth of Nutbush Creek.

White bass are being caught at the mouth of Bluestone Creek.

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.

This page is updated weekly, usually around Thursday afternoon or Friday morning.

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