My family lives down near Gastonia and I recently got my brother into fishing. I've taken him out on a boat a few times on Norman when I've had the money, but I'm looking for some places we can go without the need of a boat since I don't own one yet.
I live in Greenville, NC closer to the coast, and I don't know anything about the Gastonia area. So, my question... are there any good places to shore fish near Gastonia? Ponds, lakes, even the rivers if there are some shallow sections you can wade or a long stretch of fishable shoreline. We could probably drive up to an hour away if needed. But, the closer to Gastonia itself the better. I'd like to get down there again and keep his interests going in this sport.