With the weather today, fishing on Lake Gaston should be good, especially in the early morning and late evening hours. Here’s what anglers can expect:

  1. Largemouth Bass: Bass fishing should be productive in the early mornings and late evenings. Look for bass in 12-20 feet of water near main lake points and creek mouths. Carolina-rigged plastic worms and deep-diving crankbaits in red or shad colors are likely to be effective. Topwater lures like Zoom Horny Toads or buzzbaits may get hits in the grass beds, particularly in the upper part of the lake.
  2. Striped Bass: Stripers may be found around the Eaton Ferry Bridge area. Live shad or white bucktails are recommended baits. Trolling might be most effective in the main river channel.
  3. Crappie: Expect good crappie fishing around brush piles in 12-18 feet of water. Live minnows or small jigs should work well.
  4. Catfish: Catfishing should be excellent, especially at night. Try using cut bait, live shad, or chicken livers.
  5. White Perch: Look for white perch around creek mouths. Small jigs or live minnows should be effective.

Anglers should be prepared for increased boat traffic due to the holiday, especially later in the day.

The best fishing will likely be early in the morning or in the evening when temperatures are cooler and there’s less recreational activity on the water.

Good luck and tight lines!