New owners working on plans to fix up aging Raysville Marina

THOMSON, Ga. - Bruce Thompson and his wife, Gloria, have a five-year plan to make aging Raysville Marina into a full service show place.The marina is located on Thurmond Lake's Little River in McDuffie County near Thomson.The...

There's plenty of good fishing left

...it's being caught during one of the terrific bites of the year.Catfish? Didn't mention them, but reports from Raysville Marina and pro guide Capt. Tony Shepherd are eye-openers. Catching catfish 80 feet deep!Capt. David Willard notes...

Youth fishing teams get into the holiday spirit

...available at The Tackle Shop, 4009 Columbia Road, Martinez. More information: Ray Diamond, (706) 533-1948. Raysville Marina, (706) 595-5582 ? Bleau and Jackson Pentecost caught 20 stripers casting Alabama Rigs. Striper fishing is red...

Mr. Clark Hill Bass Fishing Championship a wide open tournament

...a chance," he said.Ralph Barbee spotted huge schools of baby bass in the Hart Creek section of the lake above Raysville Marina earlier this week. So had Atkins. "There was probably a 30-yard square of the little fish near Petersburg Campground...

Unless you're from up north, it's too cold to fish

...Stalkers Bassmasters is looking for new members. More information: John Boy Long at (706) 833-8135.THURMOND LAKE Raysville Marina (Leon Buffington and Doug Pentecost), (706) 595-5582 -- Edward Winfrey caught a nice mess of crappies in...

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Go Fish Georgia helping build Baurle Boat Ramp

...at Hawe Creek was 43.9 degrees Fahrenheit. Russell's at Calhoun Falls State Park was 45.1.THURMOND LAKE Raysville Marina (Leon Buffington and Doug Pentecost), (706) 595-5582 -- A few fishermen are catching crappies off our covered...

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The only thing I'm catching is cabin fever

...The big bass ate the 2-pound, 1-ounce fish, but the 2-6 weighs 4 pounds, 4 ounces today.THURMOND LAKE Raysville Marina (Leon Buffington and Doug Pentecost), (706) 595-5582 -- Fishermen have been catching some nice crappies on...

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Pre-spawning bass are now hitting on jerk, crank baits

...off the run. Bear in mind that the Bob Baurle Boat Ramp below the dam is closed for renovations.THURMOND LAKE Raysville Marina (Leon Buffington and Doug Pentecost), (706) 595-5582 -- Sea gulls continue to dive on bait fish chased from...

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Book details filmmaker's life

...29.95 (plus $4 shipping) from The Whitefish Press, 4240 Minmor Drive, Cincinnati, OH 45217.THURMOND LAKE Raysville Marina (Leon Buffington and Doug Pentecost), (706) 595-5582 -- Randy Gingrey and son and wife caught 18 nice crappies...

Fourth of July events

...freeMORE: (706) 312-7194, columbiacountyga.govRAYSVILLE MARINA FIREWORKS SHOWWHEN: 1 p.m. SaturdayWHERE: Raysville Marina, Georgia Highway 43 near Lincolnton, Ga.DETAILS: Picnic 1 p.m.; beer, hamburgers, hot dogs for sale...