Charlie Taylor's Fishing Report - December 19, 2014

Date Updated: 
Thursday, December 18, 2014

In Lake Gaston, striper action is hot in the main lake around the mouth of Pea Hill Creek. Large schools of surface-feeding fish are marauding through the shad schools early and late in the day. Bass are confined to the deeper dropoffs, with the majority located in 25-40 feet of water.

Wetlands More Vulnerable to Invasives Like Hydrilla as Climate Changes

Date Updated: 
12/09/2014
Source: 
Lake Gaston Guide

In the battle between native and invasive wetland plants, a new Duke University study finds climate change may tip the scales in favor of the invaders -- but it’s going to be more a war of attrition than a frontal assault.

Hartis notifies LGA of resignation

Date Updated: 
12/11/2014
Source: 
Lake Gaston Gazette-Observer

Dr. Brett Hartis, Aquatic Extension Associate for Lake Gaston announced this week he is leaving in January. Hartis said he recently received an offer from the Tennessee Valley Authority and they made an offer he couldn’t refuse. Hartis began working on Lake Gaston in 2012 managing the aquatic plant life under Technical Advisory Group directives.

Bringing back tradition [at Lakeland]

Date Updated: 
12/04/2014
Source: 
Lake Gaston Gazette-Observer

For many years, the Lakeland stage was home to a holiday tradition called “A Country Christmas”. This show combined some of your favorite holiday songs, some of your favorite country music and some of your favorite Lakeland performers with a talented live band.

Dramaitic Drop in Hydrilla Reported in Lake Gaston

The 2014 volunteer survey of Hydrilla in Lake Gaston shows the biggest drop in the presence of the noxious weed since 2007, when the first survey was done. The survey, conducted by members of the Lake Gaston Association, shows only 20.46 percent of the shoreline with Hydrilla. Last year, the figure was 47.57 percent and in 2008, more than 73 percent had Hydrilla.

Lake Gaston artist creates with the client in mind

Date Updated: 
11/30/2014
Source: 
Lake Gaston Gazette-Observer

Creativity flows through Sarah Bolduc like an electrical current. She is a spinning, talkative, friendly force who clearly lives her passion for creating beautiful art specifically designed for her clients.

Armed Robbery at Lake Residence

Date Updated: 
11/25/2014
Source: 
Lake Gaston Guide

The Mecklenburg Sheriff's office is investigating an armed robbery at a home in the Merrymount Subdivision on Lake Gaston. The Sheriff says the 911 operator got a call just after 10 a.m. on Monday, November 24, 2014. The caller said someone was breaking into his home at 87 Botetourt Court. While police were enroute, 911 was told there were two suspects inside the residence and the call was upgraded to a home invasion, armed robbery in progress.

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