Bass fishing is good, particularly in the lower and upper parts of the lake. Topwaters are producing early and late in the day. Main lake points are producing bass on crankbaits, carolina-rigged plastic worms and spinnerbaits. The key to fishing this lake is finding the baitfish.
Efforts to eradicate hydrilla in Lake Gaston is being reduced due to a funding shortfall. Because the Lake Gaston Weed Control Council is about $100,000 short, not all areas originally targeted will get a third application of the chemical fluridone, according to Al Potter of the Lake Gaston Association.