Trees available for helping attract fish

Friday, Jan. 21, 2011 11:30 AM
Last updated Saturday, Jan. 22, 2011 2:32 AM
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The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers has finished moving hundreds of Christmas trees from Riverside Middle School to sites at Thurmond Lake, where they are available for anglers who want to build their own fish attractors.

"We picked up all the trees Wednesday at Riverside and distributed them to five locations for public use," c orps wildlife biologist Ken Boyd said.

He said those sites are Amity Recreation Area ; the Elbert County ramps at Coody Creek and Mistletoe State Park on the Georgia side; Dordan Creek ; and the U.S. Forest Service Long Cane Boat Ramp off U.S. Highway 28 in South Carolina.

Corps officials are also building four deepwater fish attractors on the Savannah River arm between Catfish Bay and Soap Creek, Boyd said.

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