The North Carolina angler and catfish expert Zakk Royce has caught what may be a potential new North Carolina state record for a blue catfish while fishing on Lake Gaston this past Sunday morning. Royce's fish weighed 94 pounds on uncertified scales.
Residents of Six Pound Creek came to a resolution Friday after a meeting with District 2 Commissioner Tare Davis yielded a consensus that the issue of a proposed no wake zone would continue to be tabled until later in 2016.
Because of all the heavy rain the water level in Lake Gaston is expected to rise over the next day or so. Dominion Power, which operates the dam, says water is being released today (Monday, 11/5) from Kerr Lake (upstream) into Gaston. On Saturday, the Lake Gaston level reached 200.34 feet which is just slightly above what's described as "full pool."
The second annual outing in August of the Lake Gaston Striper Club fishing for catfish to support the Union Mission of Roanoke Rapids resulted in 50 pounds of filleted fish. The donation was made to feed those the mission serves.