Hunt Smart Fish Hard: Re-Visit Your Local Lakes

Do the names Thrasher, Stonehouse, Mill Creek, Slate River and Holliday Lake bring back fishing memories? Here are some local fishing spots you may want to re-visit during the dog days of summer, and they are local. I wanted to share some of these places from the DGIF webpage.

Thrasher Lake is a 36-acre impoundment located in the Blue Ridge Mountains of Amherst County. This is one of three public reservoirs owned by the county and offers a scenic view of the mountains while providing opportunities for fishing and family outings in a quiet setting. The various facilities include picnic tables, restroom, play area, boat ramp and associated parking.

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