Charlie Taylor's Fishing Report - July 21, 2017

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In Lake Gaston crappie are holding in brushpiles in 12-18 feet of water and taking live minnows. Downlake, largemouth bass are holding in 12-20 feet of water and may be taken on plastic worms and deep-diving crankbaits. Topwater lures are taking fish early and late in the day. Most of the better fish are located on main lake points and creek mouths.

Henrico boy drowns

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An 11-year-old boy drowned in Henrico Friday afternoon, Northampton County Medical Examiner Paul Nowell confirmed. “It’s just a tragic situation,” he said. Coren Deloatch, who couldn’t swim, Nowell said, slipped into the water and drowned.

Lake residents given fair warning about orange buoys

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North Carolina Wildlife officers are giving Lake Gaston residents fair warning this week. NC Wildlife is asking all lakefront homeowners with buoys to pull them up immediately. It is against the law to use them and you risk a citation.

Continuing that upward trend

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Wake surfing champion and owner of Wakesurf NC, Jay Baker, took to the water for his first competition for the year last week at The Lake Anna Wakesurf Open and left a big impression in his wake la

QRR impacts and benefits (Opinion)

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Roanoke-Chowan News Herald

We have now had a year of experience living with the US Corps of Engineers’ new plan for managing the flow of water in the Roanoke River, commonly referred to as the Quasi-Run of the River, or QRR.

5 kayakers pulled from river amid rough waters

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Rescue efforts were underway Thursday just before lunchtime after five kayakers on the Roanoke River capsized in turbulent waters and were plunged into the water.

Two injured in Jet Ski accident

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Two teens were injured Monday when they crashed into each other near Goat Island Monday. According to NC Wildlife Officer Dustin Durham the two boys were operating personal watercraft off of Goat Island when they ran into each other at about 1 p.m.

Not much ado about what to do

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An abandoned houseboat on Poplar Creek - described as a haven for snakes and described by Brunswick County Commissioner John Zubrod as “a real eyesore” - poses concerns much greater than aesthetics, according to Retired Admiral Mike Klein, President of the Lake Gaston Water Safety Council.

Boat capsizes, 3 elderly men dumped in river

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Three senior-aged men had to be rescued from the Roanoke River on Wednesday evening after their boat capsized, dumping them and their gear into the water.

QRR, One Year Out, topic of LGA meeting

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Lake Gaston Association

The July 5th Lake Gaston Association’s monthly meeting at 9:30 a.m. will feature a representative of the US Army Corp of Engineers (USACE) who will talk about the Quasi Run of the River (QRR) one year after implementation. Q&A will follow.


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