"Hothole" in Belmont is a good bank fishing access. It is the cooling water for the Allen Steam Plant. Most people from G-town probably know it or just go to Belmont and ask anybody. It is better , of course, in winter when the fish love that hot water but they catch fish there all year. Good for catfish, crappie, white perch and bass.
No wadeable spots around anywhere near Gastonia/Charlotte.
Bank fishing spot in Mt. Holly at the Hwy 27 bridge too.