Striper fishing in Lake Gaston is excellent. Topwater lures early and late in the day, and live alewives, bucktails and rattling lures after the sun comes up, are best choices for lures. The main river channel downlake is the best area to hunt, paying particular attention to areas with 16-24 feet of water.
The Lake Gaston Weed Control Council has been told it was most likely a "successful 2014 treatment year" based on post treatment site assessments, initial surveys conducted by Lake Gaston Association volunteers and NC State University, and weather conditions throughout the growing season.
A decline in market and assessed values of taxable property in Northampton County may leave county leaders in a quandary as they prepare for a revaluation year in 2015. “We’re seeing a decrease in the sales price of property across the county, including property at Lake Gaston."