Bass fishing is picking up on Lake Gaston, with fish taking jig 'n pig and slow-rolled spinnerbaits, fished on main lake points. Pea Hill Creek is also giving up bass on Speed Shads, swimbaits and C.C. Shads in clear water.
Crappie are aggressive once found, but finding them is the trick. Check main creek channels and bends for suspended schools.
Stripers are being caught at the lower end of the lake on live shad and bucktails.
Most of the lake is still stained, with downlake creeks being clear. Below the dam, white perch are taking red wigglers.
Charlie Taylor writes about fishing in Virginia for several publications. He can be reached at email@example.com.
His full Virginia fishing report can be found here. And his report for Kerr Lake can be found here. An archive of Lake Gaston Fishing Reports is here.
Charlie also moderates a popular online forum for area fishermen (and fisherwomen). It can be found here.
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