Lake Gaston, North Carolina Fishing

Location and Fishing Information: Kerr Lake feeds the 20,000 acres of surface area that is called Lake Gaston. There is a maximum depth just under 100 feet and has an average depth of 40 feet. The lake was built when VEPCO built Gaston Dam. Not only a go to for vacationers but fishermen as well. There are plenty of amenities on and around this body of water.

Popular fish species in Lake Gaston

There are numerous different species of fish to find on this body of water. So, what type of fish are in this lake? You can find Blue Catfish, Crappie, Channel Catfish, Bluegill, Striped Bass, Smallmouth Bass, White Bass, Walleye, Largemouth Bass and Chain Pickerel on these waters.

Species Regulations

Bass: The size and limit depends on what body of water you are fishing. You can find the game fish chart here.

Crappie: Most areas of North Carolina waters the minimum size is at least 8 inches, however there are other lakes and reservoirs that have different stipulations which can be found here

Walleye: Most lakes there is no size limit and the Creel limit is 8 except for a select few areas.

Sauger: There is a 15 inch minimum and a Creel limit of 8 statewide.

Sunfish: 30 Creel limit but you can have no more than 12 redbreast sunfish.

Non-Gamefish: Certain restrictions apply.

Lake Gaston Fishing Videos

Marinas on this lake

Marina Name: Southpointe Marina

Address: 1835 Eaton Ferry Rd, Littleton, NC 27850


Phone: (252) 586-7547

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