LAKEs Kerr and GastonBUCHANAN: 

10/24/06

Bugg's Island (Kerr Reservoir) October 27, 2006
 
Largemouth bass are starting to move shallow now that the water has reached the low 60's. Bass will be found in the major tributaries in the 6 to 12 foot range. Bass have been biting crankbaits and jigs on stumps and rock. Some fish are schooling during the day on shad schools biting a top water and rattle trap. Stripers are really feeding heavy now and are schooling on the surface in some areas of the lake. Lots of fish to be caught in the 3 to 7 pound range.  I have had several 30 to 50 fish days recently.
 
Lake Gaston October 27, 2006
 
Largemouth bass are biting pretty good. Several patterns have been working. Backs of major creeks have been producing with shallow crankbaits and rattle traps. Some nice bass coming off of grass beds in the morning on buzz baits. Fish are still holding on boat docks in 4 to 8 feet of water biting a flipping jig and Zoom Brush Hog (black/blue and green pumpkin). Some fish are still out on ledges biting deep crankbait and carolina rig.
Joel and Jackie Richardson
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