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

Largemouth bass are holding down-lake 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. Boat docks are also holding a few fish. Small plastic grubs are the ticket for the boat docks.

Uplake, fish the grass beds on the main lake and in the creeks and coves with topwater frogs, floating worms and buzzbaits. Areas between docks, with submerged grass, 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 below the Gaston Dam in Roanoke Rapids Lake.