Lake Gaston Fishing News

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Missing Boater’s Body Discovered

Date Updated: 
05/02/2015
Source: 
Lake Gaston Guide

Authorities found the body of missing Enfield boater John Allen Sutton, 31, early Saturday morning about 150 yards from Gaston Dam. Divers and boaters have been searching for Sutton’s body since the April 25th incident at Roanoke Rapids Lake, just downriver from Lake Gaston.

Precautionary water testing volunteers needed

Date Updated: 
05/01/2015
Source: 
Lake Gaston Gazette-Observer

The Lake Gaston Association (LGA) is looking for volunteers to monitor the presence of E.coli in the water this summer.

Interbasin Transfer (IBT) discussion with T. Davis

Date Updated: 
04/30/2015
Source: 
Lake Gaston Gazette-Observer

Lake Gaston residents used their time Friday to discuss concerns about a proposed Interbasin Transfer (IBT) of water with Warren County Commissioner Tare Davis.

Enfield man remains missing following extended search

Date Updated: 
04/26/2015
Source: 
Roanoke Rapids Daily Herald

Bystanders’ expressions matched the somber skies Saturday morning as boats on the water near the Gaston Dam scoured the area in hopes of finding an Enfield man who went missing hours earlier.

Another threat rising to the top of noxious weed list

Date Updated: 
04/26/2015
Source: 
Lake Gaston Gazette-Observer

Aquatic weed watchers around Lake Gaston have their eyes peeled for a literal rising threat. Lyngbya, a blue green algae ,has been spotted and plotted at volunteer survey points during the Lake Gaston Associations annual aquatic plants survey in increasing numbers.

No sign of boater who disappeared fishing near Gaston Dam

Date Updated: 
04/26/2015
Source: 
Norfolk Virginian-Pilot

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.

Water Levels to Rise; Supports "Fish Spawning"

Date Updated: 
04/10/2015
Source: 
Lake Gaston Guide

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.

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