This report is for Lake Gaston
The weather should be decent with scattered clouds through the weekend and most scattered showers held off until Mon-Tues.
The water temperature is expected to stay in the range of 63º – 67º for the week.
The water level is expected to stay around 200ft for the week.
Fishing is fair to good for anglers who are patient this week.
Striper fishing is good when you can find them.
Topwater lures early and late in the day, and Alabama Rigs, Hopkins spoons and rattling lures after the sun comes up, are best choices for lures.
The main river channel, from Eaton Ferry Bridge to Goat Island 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.
Any slow-fished lure will take the bass when shad are present in the area. Best bet is a 3/4 oz. spinnerbait, with large gold willowleaf blades, slow-rolled across points and down the dropoff.
A number of quality bass have been taken by this method in the past 10 days.
Crappie are schooled around brush piles and solid structure.
White perch are taking 1/4 oz. Hopkins jigging spoons.