Authorities are looking for a missing boater after his boat ran into a concrete pilling near the Gaston Dam in Halifax County. State Wildlife Resources Commission Sgt. Glen Hatcher told the Daily Herald of Roanoke Rapids that searchers aren't sure if 31-year-old John Sutton was still in his boat or had already fallen out when it struck the piling early Saturday morning.
The water level on Lake Gaston is to be raised between now and June 1st to support fish spawning. Dominion Virginia Power has the authority to raise the water level as much as a foot but says it only expects the water to be raised an inch or two.
What started out as a slow day turned into a fishing trip that the father and son duo of Jon and Zakk Royce of Murfreesboro will never forget. Lake Gaston has spit out its share of big blue catfish, but this past Monday, it almost produced a state record, falling short by 3 pounds when Jon Royce landed an 86-pound behemoth.
TAG officials gave their recommendation for noxious weed control for Lake Gaston this year. The Technical Advisory Group (TAG), an assembly of about 10 experts in the fields of fish habitat and the management and control of noxious weeds, are tasked with the responsibility of providing recommendations for the management of noxious weeds on Lake Gaston.
Clayton High junior Ethan Howard looks forward to studying marketing and sales in college. And the young bass angler is already practicing his pitch on land and water. As he learns to put natural shyness aside, he says he energizes himself with a love for all things bass while introducing others to the Youth Educational Series, or Y.E.S., fishing events.