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Charlie Taylor's Buggs Island Fishing Report

Largemouth bass are catchable by working spoons and spinnerbaits in 20-25 feet of water on dropoffs, in the lower end. The sun in the afternoon is bringing them up on rocky points to feed. Jig 'n pig and fat plastic grubs are the ticket.

Crappie are slow to hit, but can be located around brushpiles in 20 feet of water. Best method for catching the crappie is using a small jig and six pound line. Still fish the jig over the brushpiles.

Stripers are holding in 30-35 feet of water with one of the better areas being Nutbush Creek.

Ice is prevalent throughout the state. Check ahead before planning a fishing trip. Hypothermia is a constant companion for anglers who don't take proper precautions with clothing.
Dress in layers to provide air spaces for insulation between layers. Whenever you fish in this type of weather, please wear Life Jackets, don't fish alone and inform someone on land where you will be fishing and when you will return.

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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 on Thursday afternoon or Friday morning.

Friday, January 5, 2018