Figuring out Lake Gaston (1/11 + 1/24)
Results 1 to 2 of 2

Thread: Figuring out Lake Gaston (1/11 + 1/24)

  1. #1
    Join Date
    Mar 2011
    Location
    Durham
    Posts
    44

    Default Figuring out Lake Gaston (1/11 + 1/24)

    I never fished Lake Gaston in the 12 years I lived in North Carolina, so I decided to fix that on 1/11 and 1/24.

    On 1/11 I launched out of Salmon Creek and went straight to Lizard Creek. No luck there, went farther down to Pea Hill. I fished up and down Pea Hill with barely a bite. I had marked bait and fish back at Lizard Creek so I decided to give it one more go before going home.






    The moved paid off. I picked off 6 from that spot with jigs and a dropshot. Nothing of size, but it's winter and a fish is a fish.



    I went back on 1/24 hoping for the same results. Ended up having a better day in fact. This time, I went straight to the same spot on Lizard Creek with the same jig. Picked off two immediately with my first two casts. Not long after I hooked a 18 incher. Scale was broken. I think 3 lbs is a fair estimate.

    I decided to forego Pea Hill and the dam side, and instead I made my way up the lake. I fished areas in the main lake where the main river channel contacted the bank. This universal strategy worked for me at other lakes and it was also productive here. I picked up several other fish including a few more 3 lbers. No giants, but again, it's winter (albeit a mild one), and catching any fish at all is a bonus. I ended the day with somewhere between 8-10 bass landed. All released.





    Really enjoyed fishing Lake Gaston and if the fishing is this good in winter, I'm excited to see what it offers in warmer weather. I have a hard time fishing the rivers around Greenville so getting to fish a reservoir like Gaston is a nice change.
    hangout likes this.


  2. Remove Advertisements

    Advertisements
     

  3. #2
    Join Date
    Apr 2007
    Location
    Cary NC
    Posts
    5,572

    Default

    What Gaston offers in warmer weather is wake boats and jetskis.
    Take a Bass Boating!!!
    Life Jackets and Kill Switches save lives.

  4. Remove Advertisements

    Advertisements
     

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts