Public Fishing Areas
Evans County PFA
Evans County PFA, located east of Claxton, Georgia, is a 372-acre area that includes three separate impoundments. Lakes Longleaf, Wood and Bidd Sands attract more than 5,000 anglers each year with an additional almost 4,000 guests visiting the PFA. The area boasts concete boat ramps with courtesy docks, fishing piers, primitive camp sites, boardwalk nature trail, restrooms and picnic tables.
Hours: Open 7 days a week, sunrise to sunset.
Fish Species: Largemouth bass, bluegill, redear sunfish, channel catfish, crappie, brown bullhead.
Creel Limits: Bream limit is 15 per person; largemouth bass is 5 per person with a 14-inch minimum length; channel catfish is 5 per person; and crappie is 30 per person.
Water: three ponds encompassing 122 acres (8, 30, & 84 acres).
Facilities: concrete boat ramps, fishing piers, restrooms, picnic tables, primitive camping, some facilities accessible to persons with disabilities.
Licensing: To help cover the costs of maintaining these great resources, visitors (ages 16-64) must have one of the following to access Public Fishing Areas except for Rocky Mountain PFA:
Directions from Claxton: East on US Highway 280 for 8.5 miles; right on Old Reidsville-Savannah Road for 1 mile; left on Old Sunbury Road (dirt), PFA 0.3 miles on right marked by Wildlife Resources sign. For Google Map driving directions click here.
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