Looking for a spot to reel in some fish? Here are six places in Liberty County to bring your bait and tackle.
Sunbury Dock-This public landing provides direct access to the intercoastal waterway and has a large pier for fishing. Bonus: If you’re fishing on the weekend and don’t catch anything for some reason, head to the Sunbury Crab Co. for lunch or supper for fresh, local seafood. Location: 3320 Ft. Morris Road, Midway.
Jones Creek Park-This hidden gem on the Isle of Wight includes a public landing for small boats, a fishing area, playground and sheltered seating for twenty. A picture-perfect spot to spend the day. Location: 2059 Isle of Wight Road, Midway.
Bryant Commons-Spend a leisurely day fishing in the pond, but be sure to put back what you catch because Bryant Commons is catch and release only. After you’ve finished fishing, take a walk or picnic under the shady oak trees. Bryant Commons is operated by the Hinesville Downtown Development Authority. Location: 438 W. Oglethorpe Hwy., Hinesville.
Riceboro Fishing Area-The abandoned bridge on Hwy. 17 on the very outskirts of Riceboro makes a great fishing pier on Peacock Canal. You can also enjoy a meal or snack under the small pavilion with picnic tables. Location: Hwy. 17 outside of the City of Riceboro
Riceboro Dock-This has a boat ramp and a large fishing pier. It’s a little off the beaten path, but well worth the find. Location: On Insterstate Paper Road in Riceboro off Hwy. 17.
Eve Park-With a nearby playground and screened-in picnic tables, Eve Park is a lovely place to bring the entire family for some fishing on Colonel’s Island. Location: 234 Azalea Road, Midway
Bonus: If you’re interested in shellfish harvesting, check out this link with info for Liberty County.
The inshore fishing in Liberty County yields flounder, sea trout and red drum. Docks and piers are good places to find black drum and sheepshead.
Before you go fishing in Liberty County, make sure you’re properly licensed. We’ve got some links below to help you stay on track. After that, it’s up to you to choose where you’d like to spend the day fishing!
We also advise you to check the weather and be on the lookout for summer afternoon thunderstorms. Bring bug spray, water and sunscreen. Most of these places don’t have a convenience store right around the corner, so come prepared! You’ll want to check the tides too, and Tides Near Me is a great app to use.
Enjoy the fishing!
-Amanda Scott, Program Manager for the Liberty County CVB