Public Fishing Areas
McDuffie PFA (McDuffie County)
Hours: Open 7 days a week, sunrise to sunset.
For Google Map driving directions click here.
Fish Species: Largemouth bass, bluegill, redear sunfish, channel catfish.
Water: McDuffie offers anglers 7 ponds, varying from 5 to 37 acres. NOTE: Rod Bender Lake will be open the 1st through the 15th of each month only.
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:
Facilities: concrete boat ramps, restrooms, picnic tables, tent and RV camping in designated areas.
Directions 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.
Below are some specific information sheets for McDuffie PFA that can be viewed and printed for your use by clicking on the document names.
Documents are in PDF format and Adobe Reader is required (get it here for free).
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