Lake Gaston

Lake Gaston, Virginia

Lake Gaston This 20,300-acre reservoir is 34 miles long and has 350 miles of shoreline. The Virginia portion of this lake is primarily in Brunswick County , just below Buggs Island Lake ( Virginia licenses are legal lake-wide). Lake Gaston has an excellent largemouth bass population. Many anglers like to fish the aquatic vegetation for largemouth bass. Boat docks also are likely places to catch largemouth bass. Striped bass, which are stocked by the North Carolina Wildlife Resources Commission, continue to produce a number of quality-sized fish. Striper fishing in the tail waters below Kerr Dam is an annual event. The Virginia Department of Game and Inland Fisheries (VDGIF) annually stock walleyes, and the best fishing is usually in the upper end during February and March. Lake Gaston also contains channel catfish, blue catfish, chain pickerel, and bluegill.