Crappie are holding in brushpiles in 12-18 feet of water and taking live minnows.

Downlake, largemouth bass are holding in 12-20 feet of water and may be taken on plastic worms and deep-diving crankbaits. Topwater lures are taking fish early and late in the day.

Most of the better fish are located on main lake points and creek mouths. Nice bass are also caught around the willow grass beds adjacent to riprap. Boat docks are also holding a few fish. Small plastic grubs are the ticket for the boat docks.

Uplake, fish the grass lines on the main lake points and in the creeks and coves with topwater frogs, floating worms and buzzbaits. Areas between docks,particularly where submerged grass is found, are giving up good bass on plastic worms.

Stripers are being caught on rattling crankbaits, fished near the bottom on river channel points. Lots of stripers are available on topwater baits, bucktails and Sassy Shads below the Gaston Dam in Roanoke Rapids Lake.