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Public Fishing Areas

PFA Fishing Guides

Below are Fishing Guides to Georgia's Public Fishing Areas.  Included in each guide is information on amenities, fish species, best fishing times and a map of the area.  Adobe Acrobat Reader is required to view the guides. 

Big Lazer PFA

This 195-acre public fishing lake is located on Big Lazer Creek Wildlife Management Area in Talbot County between Talbotton and Thomaston, Georgia. Big Lazer Creek PFA offers excellent fishing for bluegill, channel catfish, crappie and largemouth bass. Approximately 15 acres of standing timber remain along the old creek channel and around a small island. The upper end of the lake is fairly shallow, averaging less than five feet deep. Fish attractors have been installed around the fishing pier to improve fishing. All PFA users are asked to please sign in. Click here to view the guide.

Dodge County PFA

Dodge County Public Fishing Area is located on 444 acres southeast of Eastman in Georgia's middle coastal plain. Gently rolling terrain surrounds the 104-acre lake containing mixed pine/hardwood stands, longleaf/wiregrass communities, planted pines and a mature hardwood bottom. Coves, points, shallow creek channels, a small island and standing timber and submerged structures to attract fish characterize Steve Bell Lake. The lake is intensively managed to provide quality fishing. The peaceful surroundings provide an excellent setting for fishing and enjoying the outdoors with family or by yourself. Click here to view the guide.

Evans County PFA

Located on a gently rolling 372-acre tract in Evans County, this PFA offers three lakes which vary in size from 8 to 84 acres for your fishing enjoyment. All lakes can be fished from the bank or by boat. Two of the lakes are fertilized and intensively managed to maximize fishing success. Crappie, largemouth bass and catfish are available to anglers. Public fishing areas are "perfect family areas," so visit Evans County PFA for a peaceful fishing or picnicking experience with friends and family. Click here to view the guide.

Flat Creek PFA

This 102-acre public fishing lake is located in Houston County south of Perry, Georgia.  Flat Creek Public Fishing Area (PFA) offers excellent fishing for bluegill, redear sunfish, channel catfish, and largemouth bass.  The lake can be accessed by bank or by boat and is intensively managed to maximize fishing success.  Due to its close proximity to I-75 and its location in central Georgia, the lake is easily accessible to many outdoor enthusiasts.  Visit Flat Creek PFA for an exceptional fishing or outdoors experience with friends and family.  Click here to view the guide.

Hugh Gillis PFA

Hugh M. Gillis is one of Georgia's newest public fishing areas. Located in Laurens County just east of Dublin, the property contains a large 109-acre lake surrounded by 640 acres of gently rolling terrain with a mixture of longleaf pine/wiregrass communities, plated pines and scattered hardwoods. The lake is intensively managed to provide excellent fishing for both boat and bank anglers and has numerous coves, points, submerged humps and standing timber to attract fish. Visit Hugh Gillis PFA for an excellent setting for picnicking and enjoying the outdoors with family and friends. Click here to view the guide.

Marben PFA (Charlie Elliott Wildlife Center)

The 6,400 acre tract of land known as Charlie Elliott Wildlife Center includes Marben Public Fishing Area, Clybel WMA and Preaching Rock Wildlife Education Center. The granite outcroppings, old fields hardwood forests, and pines give the area an abundance of scenic beauty. Facilities planned for the educational complex will make it the premier facility of its type in the Southeast. Marben PFA consists of approximately 295 acres of water in 20 ponds. The lakes are intensively managed for fishing and are accessible to both boat and bank anglers.Click here to view the guide.

McDuffie PFA

McDuffie PFA is located in Georgia's upper coastal plain near Dearing. The area includes the public fishing area, a warmwater fish hatchery and the McDuffie Environmental Education Center. Majestic longleaf pines and sandy soil characterize the landscape. Seven ponds ranging in size from 5 to 37 acres are available for public fishing on the 560-acre tract. McDuffie Public Fishing Area is an excellent location for a family outing. Click here to view the guide.

Ocmulgee PFA

Nestled within the boundaries of Ocmulgee Wildlife Management Area in Bleckley County, Ocmulgee PFA offers a 106-acre lake for your fishing enjoyment. The lake can be fished from the bank or by boat and is fertilized and intensively managed to maximize fishing success. Due to its unique location and close proximity to the Ocmulgee River, this area offers many opportunities for the outdoor enthusiast. Visit Ocmulgee PFA for a peaceful fishing or outdoor experience with friends and family. Click here to view the guide.

Paradise PFA

Paradise PFA is located on 1,351 gently rolling acres in Berrien and Tift county. Sixty lakes totaling 525 acres, provides excellent boat and bank fishing and more than 350 acres of water are intensively managed for fishing. Heavily forested with pine plantations and small communities of longleaf pine/wiregrass, a variety of waterfowl and birds of prey are frequently seen on the area, such as the Canada goose, mallard, wood duck, red-tailed hawk and the majestic bald eagle. Paradise PFA offers a relaxed setting, ideal for both families and individual anglers alike. Click here to view the guide.

Rocky Mountain PFA

Rocky Mountain PF A is located in Northwest Georgia near the Chattahoochee National Forest on 5,000 acres of Oglethorpe Power Corporation land. The area includes two recreation lakes totaling 559 acres. Largemouth bass and sunfish are the most common game fish species in both lakes. Numerous wildlife species frequent the area, providing visitors an opportunity to observe wildlife in a natural setting. The lakes, with a backdrop of forested ridgelines, offer visitors a scenic and relaxed setting in which to enjoy fishing, hunting, picnicking, hiking, camping and other outdoor activities. Click here to view the guide.

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