Fishing is excellent, with largemouth bass biting well. A good number of nice fish are being taken on Carolina rigged lizards, fished in the creek channels in the backs of the creeks.
Largemouth bass can be located in back ends of coves, where the water is the warmest. Look for the warmest water and throw spinnerbaits into the shallows. Retrieve the lures at medium or fast speeds and you should catch fish. Rattling crankbaits should also work well.
Crappie fishing is good, with most of the better catches being made around brushpiles and bridge pilings.
Stripers are mostly to be found near schools of shad, congregated near mouths of creeks. Better areas are the mouths of Lizard and Holly Grove Creeks. Below the Roanoke Rapids Bridge, stripers are also being caught in the N.C. tidal waters of the Roanoke River.