Bowens Mill


Ben Hill

Bowens Mill Fish Hatchery

Bowens Mill
Ben Hill

Bowens Mill hatchery is located just south of the Wilcox/Ben Hill County line in Ben Hill County. It is located 10 miles north of Fitzgerald on U.S. Highway 129.

The hatchery raises hybrid bass and striped bass for stocking into public reservoirs. Largemouth bass, bluegill, redear sunfish (shellcracker), and channel catfish are raised for stocking into private ponds. Some channel catfish are grown to catchable size for stocking into PFA's and for kids fishing events. Some largemouth bass are raised to a larger size for stocking into north Georgia reservoirs where survival of larval bass has been unsuccessful.



Fry ready for transport           Bowens Mill Fish Hatchery


Region Office (229) 426-5272

Hunting & Fishing Licenses, Boat Registration 1-800-366-2661



Hunting License, Fishing License or Lands Pass

Purchase License



1773A Bowens Mill Highway,

Fitzgerald, GA 31750

GPS Coordinates:

N 31.84674, W -83.2121