This report is for Lake Gaston
With the advent of cooler weather, water temperatures are dropping. In addition, daylight is getting shorter and this should have the fish turning on and feeding heavily. Use extra caution and WEAR your PFD as hypothermia can be deadly.
The water level is 200 ft and stable.
The best action is down lake. Poe’s, Pretty and Lee’s Creeks are good areas to fish.
Bass can be caught by crankbaiting main channel points and fishing jig ‘n pig around rocks and stumps in 4-10 feet of water. Best crankbait colors are shad and silver.
Uplake, Pop-R’s and twitch worms are taking bass in the willow grass beds, while crankbaits and Carolina-rigged worms are taking them on the outside edges of the grass.
Early and late in the day, some large bass are being taken on topwater baits, fished in the back ends of coves, where there are leaves on the water.
Stripers are being taken, trolling bucktails and Cordell Hot Spots in the main river channel. The fish are suspended in 16-20 feet of water.
Crappie anglers are having good success fishing small minnows over brushpiles and solid structures.