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...

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...

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...

Is it possible to have too much hydrilla?

...this week. Condolences also go to his friend and partner, Leon Buffington, of Thomson. Together, they operated Raysville Marina on Georgia's upper Little River on Thurmond Lake for nearly 30 years.

Popular fish deserve a better name

...live bait small golden shiners fished on golden hooks. Many anglers prefer to use tiny jigs of various colors. Raysville Marina offers a covered fishing dock or "fish house" to anglers willing to pay a reasonable fee.Others go in search of...

Don't let low lake level stop you from fishing at Thurmond Lake

...still sort of agile, sort of.)I kept my boat for a short time (until the county started charging us taxes) in Raysville Marina. I remember the lake going down 18 feet below normal. I had to use my power trim to tilt up my motor to get out...

Fishing report: You eat turkey; I'll be on the lake

...real down-to-earth guy and a great fisherman," said Harrison Sears, who operates the ponds.THURMOND LAKE Raysville Marina (Leon Buffington and Doug Pentecost), (706) 595-5582 -- William Hopkins, of Raysville, caught 27 crappies...

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When lake brings no luck, head to the river

...eye on your depthfinder, trimming up your outboard motor when depths in single digits are recorded.THURMOND LAKE Raysville Marina (Leon Buffington and Doug Pentecost), (706) 595-5582 -- Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year to all our friends...

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Warm weather good for catching bass

...of Appling, Ga. for placing 29th in Boating Industry magazine's Top 100 marine dealers poll.THURMOND LAKE Raysville Marina (Leon Buffington and Doug Pentecost), (706) 595-5582 -- Happy New Year to all our friends.Capt. David...

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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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