When the wind allows access to Lake Gaston, largemouth bass are hitting crankbaits in 4-6 feet of water just inside the feeder creeks. Good-sized largemouth bass are also being caught on slow-rolled spinnerbaits, fished along steep dropping points in the Poplar Creek area.
The Lake Gaston branch of BB&T (131 Elams Road) will close it’s doors and the ATM will be removed at the Food Lion Shopping Center later in April. BB&T Marketing President Jon Anderson said Monday the company has been looking at the branch’s performance over time and has decided it should be consolidated with the Littleton branch. (Updated 1/22/15)
Halifax and Northampton County’s real property has been reappraised. Guest speakers at the next Lake Gaston Association Meeting will be Cathy Allen, Northampton County’s Tax Administrator, and Charles Graham, Halifax County’s Tax Assessor. They will give an overview of the reappraisal process for their county and a Q&A will follow.
Virginia General Assembly Delegate Roslyn Tyler (D-75) has introduced a budget amendment that would provide state funding to address hydrilla growth in Lake Gaston, Lake Smith, Lake Chestin, Lake Anna and the Potomac River.
There’s evidence one of Lake Gaston’s transplanted residents is finally doing its job. Former Aquatic Extension associate, Brett Hartis said November’s Aquatic Plant Survey and a more recent tuber survey show Lake Gaston’s grass carp are making a real dent in hydrilla.