The striped bass have been feeding heavily on Gaston Lake this month, along with the blue catfish and spotted bass.
Gaston Lake has been on fire! The hardware bite has been very good for us for multiple trips now, and the live baiters are also telling of really good fishing.
Started on the river side chasing them when Dominion was pulling water and did ok, but that bite has seemed hit or miss this year, so I started on the main lake. The striped bass are scattered but when you find them its really good fishing. I’ve been having success in 18 to 24 foot of water running 4 colors of leadcore to either cranbkbaits or swim baits. No hits on bucktails as of yet, but the fish are hitting plugs and sassy shad type plastics hard.
Along with the stripers have been a good number of spotted and largemouth bass, and of course the famous Lake Gaton, gear-wrecking blue catfish. These three species have been readily taking the same baits in the same areas in the same depths.
Hope this helps!
Get out there and let me know how you do!