Top 5 Places To Fish
Whether you really enjoy dining on your own freshwater catch, are questing for the next big trophy, or really don't want to fix that leaking faucet for the umpteenth time, fishing is a great way let go of the stress of the week and get back to nature. Here are Gateway Macon's Top 5 Places to Fish in Middle Georgia.
Target species include large mouth bass, crappie, catfish, some decent bluegill. Easy access for bank fishing and boat. Even if you don't catch a trophy fish, Lake Tobo is a great place to spend the day enjoying the outdoor life in Macon.
Target species include large mouth bass, stripers. Limited bank access, boating is easy with 25hp motor restriction. Hard fishing due to clear water. Yet another gem of a place to get out and drop a line in a beautiful setting. This picture is from an actual catch in Lake Juliette ... Seriously!
High Falls Lake
Targeted species include large mouth bass, crappie, catfish, shell cracker, blue gill. Boat motor limit: 9.9Hp. High Falls State park has enough outdoor activities for a great weekend get away. Bring you fishing tackle, because this lake will provide hours of fun discovery new fishing holes.
Flat Creek Public Fishing Area - Perry
Target species include large mouth bass, catfish, & blue gill. Easy bank access with lots of room to pick your own private spot. Access for boats is also provided. Bonus on this location since it is so family friendly. Kids even have a separate catfish pond when accompanied by an adult. You can enjoy a day of family fishing fun with very little hassle for beginners at Flat Creek.
Piedmont National Wildlife Refuge
Target species is large mouth bass.
Dates April 1st - September 30th, Georgia fishing license required in addition to free permit. Fishing particularly on Pond 2A and Allison Lake, but smaller ponds are frequented less but provide excellent fishing
Go Fish Education Center - Perry
The Go Fish Education Center takes visitors on a journey through Georgia’s fishing habitats, and they learn fishing information for any level of angler – where to go, what to use and when.
Visitors can see freshwater aquariums, view aquatic wildlife including live alligators and turtles, catch fish in the stocked pond, and try out interactive fishing and boating simulators, and the interactive shooting room, and more.