Lake Gaston

North Carolina's Lake Gaston at sunrise

It's more than a guide trip. It's a fishing experience you will remember. Come learn valuable tips and techniques from FLW Tour angler JT Palmore. I offer guided trips on Kerr Resevoir (Buggs Island) as well as Lake Gaston. I want your trip to be the best it can possibly be. If you have any special requests, no matter how difficult or impossible they may seem, please don't hesitate to ask. I will try to make the impossible happen!

When fishing with JT you will be aboard a top of the line Ranger tournament bass boat with Evinrude outboard and state of the art electronics. It's a true professional tournament level experience!

Lake Gaston is a reservoir that lies on the border of North Carolina and Virginia. Lake Gaston is roughly 35 miles long and covers over 20,000 acres with 350 miles of shoreline.

The lake was formed from impounding the Roanoke River and was constructed in 1963 by the Virginia Electric and Power Company as a result of building the Gaston Dam to generate electricity. Lake Gaston is fed with water from Kerr Lake upstream and supplies water to the Roanoke Rapids Lake downstream.

The lake is a premier largemouth bass fishing destination and an exceptional fishery for many other species as well. The lakes stable water conditions and clean, clear water make it a popular spot with all types of recreation enthusiasts. The lake is easily accessible from both I-85 and I-95.

John H. Kerr Dam and Lake

Kerr Lake Reservoir (Buggs Island)

Kerr Lake, officially John H. Kerr Reservoir. Many North Carolinians know this body of water as Kerr lake, while Virginians know it as Buggs Island lake. It lies along the border of North Carolina and Virginia just above Gaston Lake. It was constructed in 1952 to produce electricity and for flood control and is the largest reservoir in Virginia. At its maximum capacity, it's one of the largest reservoirs in the Southeast. The lake has over 850 miles of shoreline and covers approximately 50,000 acres.

The large lake is wildly popular for fishing and recreational purposes and is easily accessible off I-85. For fishing, the lake has a tremendous population of largemouth bass, striped bass, crappie, perch, catfish and bream. On rare occasion walleye and smallmouth bass have been caught as well.

Recent client Dan had this to say:

JT - Wow! What a great day we had on Lake Gaston. Who wouldn't love catching lots of good bass, and two 5 pounders. I also learned a ton about the lake and some new techniques that will help me in the future. I can't wait till we go out again. Thanks for a great day of bass fishing. Dan

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