I had my first trip to Gaston last week. Stayed at a buddies place in Americamps in Bracey and used his bass boat so i didnt have to haul my clunker up from NC. Got a 6am start Thursday and went to the railroad bridge near I-85 since I knew nothing about the area. Fishing in 20-25ft of water with crawlers and bream on slip bobbers set from 5-15ft and bottom rigs on bottom (of course) Caught a bunch of little bream on my ultralight with wigglers fishing right up against the bridge pilings when lo and behold BAM! Something took off deep with my little 6lb test and ddint want to turn around!!! I fought him for a few minutes gaining a little ground and losing some with each run but I stayed cool and wore him down and got him to the boat! 26" Flattie... made for good fun on my UL gear. rebaited, and in 10min. BAM here we go again!! I think I caught his twin then over the next 45 min I caught a 24" cousin and a 21" sister !!!! All on the UL floating red wigglers 5ft deep right up against the pilings.All caught from 7-8am. I moved my big rigs in hoping to get granddaddy but nothing would touch them with bream live/cut or nightcrawlers. heat got the best of me at Noon and I came in. Fri 5am I was ready to go and the starter gear on my friends boat went south so I had to make do with the private dock. ( I was pizzed!!! I called him and explained to him that boats do require maintainence!!) He has a nice Stratos bass boat he bought at a steal and only uses it for skiing and tubing because he doesn't fish!!!!!) Anyway, Caught several nice panfry whites/channels, alot of small bream and hooked what looked to be a 30" striper that threw the hook back at me 20ft from the dock. I say 30" but thats with fishermans eyes so it might have been a keeper at least...LOL I catch and release stripers but I would have liked a picture first!! Had a good time at Americamps, everyone was friendly and the water looks good. I look forward to venturing out more and getting familiar with the lake. maybe some of ya'll can meet up and show me around next time. I don't expect to see your "honeyholes" just a good guide to what works where.... Cats?Crappie?Stripers it's all good!!!!