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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 - October 17, 2017

Updated: 
Friday, November 17, 2017

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.

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Charlie Taylor's Fishing Report - November 10, 2017

Updated: 
Thursday, November 9, 2017

Bass fishing in Kerr Lake is good throughout the lake, with the bass holding in pockets, coves, and bluff banks. Rat-L-Traps, ripped through the pockets and coves, are producing 2-5 pound largemouths.

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Charlie Taylor's Fishing Report - November 3, 2017

Updated: 
Friday, November 3, 2017

Bass fishing is good throughout Kerr Lake, with the bass holding in pockets, coves and bluff banks. Rattletraps, ripped through the pockets and coves, are producing 2-5 pound largemouths.

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Charlie Taylor's Fishing Report - October 27, 2017

Updated: 
Friday, October 27, 2017

Crappie anglers in Buggs Island Lake are loading coolers with 1-3 pound fish, using small minnows over brushpiles and around bridge pilings. Bass may be taken in shallow water, holding on rockpiles in backs of pockets.

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Charlie Taylor's Fishing Report - October 20, 2017

Updated: 
Friday, October 20, 2017

Fishing in Kerr Lake is improving as the water falls and clears. Crappie anglers are loading coolers with 1-3 pound fish, using small minnows over brushpiles and around bridge pilings.

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Charlie Taylor's Fishing Report - October 13, 2017

Updated: 
Friday, October 13, 2017

Lots of bass are caught on spinnerbaits on shallow points with flooded bushes. Bass may be caught shallow in 2-3 feet of water, medium in 5-6 feet of water or by fishing deep in 11-12 feet of water.

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Charlie Taylor's Fishing Report - October 6, 2017

Updated: 
Friday, October 6, 2017

The water level in Kerr Lake remains low. The southern coves midlake, are holding hundreds of baitfish in huge schools. Bass are not agressive in these coves. Check out coves on the Northern side of the lake, off creeks below Goat Island and above the Route 58 bridge.

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