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Silver Lake PFA

Silver Lake Public Fishing Area is located on 9,500 acres of long leaf and wiregrass dominated pine flat woods in Decatur County. The area is comprised of more than 30 lakes and ponds totaling 537 acres, making it one of the largest PFAs in the state. Outdoor enthusiasts will enjoy our many nature trails that meander through pine stands and dip close to the waters edge. The property contains several geocaches for weekend explorers. Abundant wildlife on the property provides opportunities for hunters and trappers to hone their skills.

Marben PFA

Marben Public Fishing Area is located within Charlie Elliott Wildlife Center and Clybel WMA, a 6,400-acre area with 20 different ponds, ranging in size from 1 to 95 acres. The ponds are intensively managed for fishing and offer anglers the opportunity to fish for Largemouth Bass, Bluegill, Channel Catfish, Crappie, and Redear Sunfish. Ponds are specially equipped with fish attractors consisting of PVC pipes and other components to allow those fishing from the shore ample opportunity.

Paradise PFA

Located on 1,351 acres, Paradise PFA boasts 68 lakes totaling about 525 acres. The area is intensively managed for all outdoor enthusiasts and allows anglers to enjoy their day of fishing from boat or land. Fish species include largemouth bass, bluegill, redear sunfish, channel catfish, crappie and brown bullhead.

Catch a big fish at a Public Fishing Area and you may be eligible for an Angler Award or even a PFA Record award. Learn more about Angler Awards.

Ocmulgee PFA

Ocmulgee PFA offers a 106-acre lake that is intensively managed to provide the optimum environment for anglers. Whether you're fishing from the bank or from a boat, the lake provides an abundance of crappie, largemouth bass, bluegill, white crappie, and redear sunfish.

Catch a big fish at a Public Fishing Area and you may be eligible for an Angler Award or even a PFA Record award. Learn more about Angler Awards.

McDuffie PFA

Located in Georgia's upper coastal plain, McDuffie Public Fishing Area offers anglers 7 ponds ranging in size from 5 to 37 acres. Visitors may fish for Largemouth Bass, Bluegill, Channel Catfish, and Redear Sunfish while enjoying the longleaf pines and sandy soils.

This area also offers opportunities for dove and waterfowl hunting. Waterfowl hunters must check kiosk at entrance gate for information on which ponds are open. Please check the Hunting Regulations for more information.

Hugh M. Gillis PFA

One of Georgia's newest public fishing areas, Hugh M. Gillis boasts a 109-acre lake set among the coastal plains. The PFA offers anglers an abundance of Flier, Crappie, Largemouth Bass, Bluegill, Channel Catfish, and Redear Sunfish.

This PFA also offers opportunities for deer and turkey hunting. The camping area and trails are closed during hunts. Please check the Hunting Regulations for more information.

Flat Creek PFA

Located in Houston County, Flat Creek Public Fishing Area features 108-acre Lonice C. Barrett lake (named after a former DNR Commissioner) and multiple spots for anglers to cast their lines. The lake is stocked with Bluegill, Redear Sunfish, Crappie, Channel Catfish, and Largemouth Bass. The woody habitat throughout the lake, attracts many types of fish, especially throughout summertime.

Evans County PFA

Evans County Public Fishing Area is a 372-acre area that offers 3 different lakes for anglers to fish for Largemouth Bass, Bluegill, Brown Bullhead, Redear Sunfish, Channel Catfish, and Crappie. Lakes Longleaf, Wood and Bidd Sands attract more than 5,000 anglers each year with an additional almost 4,000 guests visiting the PFA. Bidd Sands Lake offers the best opportunities for anglers to get their hands on some bass in the upper end of the lake during the warmer months along with great hybrid bass. Lake Longleaf is best for Crappie halfway through November to March.