In Lake Gaston, largemouth bass are hitting crankbaits and Rat-L-Traps in 4-6 feet of water just inside the feeder creeks and shallow coves. Slow-rolled spinnerbaits are also taking some large bass, particularly in clearer water, like that in Pea Hill Creek.
Crappie fishing is excellent. Striper activity is centered on the creek mouths, and below the dam, in Roanoke Rapids Reservoir. The big fish are feeding on the schools of shad. Follow the gulls for the best action.
Charlie Taylor writes about fishing in Virginia for several publications. He can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org.
His full Virginia fishing report can be found here. And his report for Kerr Lake can be found here.
Charlie also moderates a popular online forum for area fishermen (and fisherwomen). It can be found here.
He has a recent article about fishing guide Rick Morris here
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