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Guide To Fishing At Lake Gaston

AKA: Gaston Reservoir, Gaston Lake

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Fishing for largemouth bass, channel catfish, blue catfish, black crappie, white crappie, walleye, bluegill, white bass, striped bass and chain pickerel at Lake Gaston in North Carolina.

Lake Gaston, NC

Fast becoming "the lake" for big blue catfish, Lake Gaston has set the last three state records for blues. It is a 20,000-acre reservoir on the northern border of the state, 2 miles north of Littleton, NC. In addition to catfish, the lake has healthy populations of bass, crappie, walleye, stripers, white bass and chain pickerel. In fact, Lake Gaston served up the state record chain pickerel. Whether you want to catch a bunch of fish for a fish fry, or go in search of monster fish, Lake Gaston is a great destination for anglers. With over 350 miles of shoreline there is plenty of room for fishing from shore, or from your choice of boats, canoes and kayaks. Boat docks, creek channels and areas with aquatic vegetation are the primary targets for locating fish.

Fishing Boats For Rent In North Carolina

Primary fish species residing in Lake Gaston

Click images for fishing tips and details about each species.

Largemouth bass Channel catfish Blue catfish Black crappie White crappie Walleye Bluegill White Bass Striped bass Chain pickerel

Lake Gaston Amenities

Marina: YES
Boat Rental: YES
Boat Launch Ramp: YES
Campgrounds: YES
RV Hookups: YES
Lodging: YES
Convenience Store: YES
Bait & Tackle: NEARBY
Restaurant: YES

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Fishing Boat Rentals

Eaton Ferry Marina-Keel Marinas
Rentals: Bow riders, deck boats, pontoons, canoes and kayaks
252 586-4661

Northampton Marine
Rentals: Pontoon and deck boats
252 537-7900


Eaton Ferry Marina-Keel Marinas
1865 Eaton Ferry Rd
Littleton, NC 27850
252 586-4661

Southpointe Marina
1835 Eaton Ferry Rd
Littleton, NC 27850
252 586-7547

Washburn's Marina
2192 River Rd
Henrico, NC 27842
252 537-1335

Public Boat Launch Ramps & Landings

Salmon Landing
This is a small, concrete ramp with a dock, located just east of the Highway 903 Bridge. The parking is limited, and unimproved.

Summit Landing
Located at the end of Bluebird Lane, in the southeast corner of the lake, this is a two-lane, concrete ramp with gravel parking.

Click here for a North Carolina Fishing License.

Campgrounds & RV Parks Nearby

Lake Gaston RV & Camping Resort - 252 586-4121

Sherwood Forest Campground - 252 537-2526

Lake Gaston Americamps Campground - 434 636-2668

Lake Gaston NC Map - Fishing & Camping Areas

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Contact Information

Lake Gaston
Lake Gaston RV & Camping Resort
561 Fleming Dairy Rd
Littleton, NC 27850
252 586-4121


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Lake Gaston in North Carolina.

Excellent catfish fishing in northern NC.

Fishing at Lake Gaston, in North Carolina.