Public Fishing Areas
Things to Know Before Fishing
Licenses Required at a PFA
To access a PFA for non-fishing activities, visitors age 16-64 must have one of the following (visitors under age 16 and/or over age 64 are exempt):
Hours of Operation:
Nine (of the 10) PFAs are open to the public five days each week (Wednesdays through Sundays), sunrise to sunset. The areas are closed on Mondays and Tuesdays. Rocky Mountain PFA is open seven days a week as this facility is operated under contract with Oglethorpe Power.
Unless posted otherwise at a lake:
Length limit for Largemouth bass - 14 inch minimum
Daily Possession Limits:
Operation of boats:
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