Largemouth bass are taking red plastic worms and clear crankbaits, around boat docks. Topwater baits are accounting from lots of bass from the uplake grassbeds. Zoom Horny Toads are the better choice for matted grass, while Baby Chug Bugs and Pop Rs take lots of fish in the milfoil beds.
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.