Looking for a spot to reel in some fish? Whether you want to sit on a dock for the day or catch the breeze on the water in a boat, use this list to find some great spots and resources for your fishing excursion. 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.
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
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. It’s a picture-perfect spot to spend the day, whether you go out onto the water or stay on shore. Location: 2059 Isle of Wight Road, Midway
Sunbury Boat Ramp – This exceptional location has a brand-new fishing pier, as well as a boat ramp so you can enjoy fishing on land or on water. Located right in the heart of Sunbury this spot will give you an unforgettable fishing experience. If you are lucky you may even see some dolphins swim up and down on Blackbeard Creek. Location: 2977 Ft Morris Rd, Midway
Riceboro Fishing Area-The abandoned bridge on Hwy. 17 on the very outskirts of Riceboro make 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 Interstate Paper Road in Riceboro off Hwy. 17
Dock at Eve Park
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
Fort Stewart-Soldiers and veterans can enjoy year-round fishing on Fort Stewart and anglers from all over may acquire a visitor’s pass to do some freshwater fishing. The Fish & Wildlife Branch on the installation maintains numerous ponds and river landings for fishers. Fish varieties include striped bass, bluegill and redear sunfish, pickerel, catfish, black crappie and more. Contact Fort Stewart Pass & Permit Office for more information on arranging a fishing jaunt.
Sea Dog Charters, LLC-Photo courtesy of Brian & Robin Tiner
Sea Dog Charters-If you’d rather take your fishing excursion a little further out and have a professional on hand, Captain James is the person to contact! You can go out for 4, 6 and 8-hour fishing trips. He also offers boat rides with a history tour. Sea Dog Charters departs from Fort McAllister. Contact: Sea Dog Charters, LLC 912-610-2710 or email [email protected]
Photo Courtesy of Josh Coons
Before you go fishing in Liberty County, make sure you’re properly licensed. Visit the Georgia Department of Natural Resources for more info and check out their fishing regulations page. We also advise you to check the weather and be on the lookout for thunderstorms that may pop up, especially during the summer months. Bring bug spray, water, and sunscreen. Most of these places don’t have a convenience store right around the corner, come prepared! You’ll want to check the tides too, and Tides Near Me is a great app to use.
So, pack up your fishing gear, head out for a day of fun and don’t forget to #exploreliberty.
Andrea Conyers Communications Assistant Liberty County Chamber of Commerce and CVB
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