Coastal Plains in Georgia

McDuffie Fish Hatchery

McDuffie Hatchery is located in McDuffie County. Visitors may fish for Largemouth Bass, Bluegill, Channel Catfish, and Redear Sunfish.


From Thomson: South on Highway 17 to US Highway 278; left (east) for 5.6 miles; right on Ellington Airline Road for 2.8 miles; right on Fish Hatchery Road for 0.8 miles.

Cordele Fish Hatchery

Cordele is a 160-acres hatchery located in Crisp County. There are 22 ponds that raise channel catfish, shoal bass, largemouth bass, white bass, striped bass, hybrid striped bass and goldfish. Visitors can view this process with the best times being during the spring spawning and fall harvest activities.


From Cordele: Travel approximately 1 mile West on Highway 280. Turn right on Fish Hatchery Road and go 1.5 miles to reach the hatchery.