This report is for Lake Gaston
Fishing is fair to good for anglers who are patient this week.
Striper fishing is excellent.
Topwater lures early and late in the day, and live alewives, bucktails and rattling lures are best during the day.
The main river channel downlake is the best area to hunt, paying particular attention to areas with 16-24 feet of water.
Bass anglers are doing well on main lake points, adjacent to channels and in the creeks, where the channel bends close to the bank. Best spots are the outside edges of the willow grass beds on crankbaits and topwater baits. Zoom Horny Toads, hollow frogs and floating worms are some better baits.
Any slow-fished lure will take the bass when shad are present in the area.
Dropshot rigs are producing well for bass anglers under the bridges in the creeks and docks in 10+ feet of water.
Crappie are schooled around brush piles and solid structure, particularly the Lizard Creek bridge.