In Lake Gaston largemouth bass in the 2-3 pound range are taking jig 'n pig baits in the north ends of the creeks. Larger bass and pickerel are also available just behind the dam. Spinnerbaits are the prime bait.
Crappie are biting live minnows, drifted across shallow flats and creek channels.
A few stripers are available around the bridges, when the water is moving. Live shad and bucktails are the primary baits for casters, while trollers are using the Cordell Redfin.
Action is still good in Roanoke Rapids Reservoir, below the Gaston Dam.
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