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.
Refusing to be ignored as one of North Carolina's premier trophy catfish destinations, Lake Gaston unveiled another monster last Friday. Shortly after breaking off one huge fish, Zakk Royce of Murfreesboro rallied his efforts to overpower a massive 81-pound blue cat that he released.
Biologists say rare mussel flourishes in Lake Gaston. Lake Gaston is home to many rare and beautiful things and recently biologists discovered just one more special thing about the area – the Tidewater Mucket.