The Best Spots to Drop a Line in Liberty County
Looking for a family friendly activity to get you out of the house? Whether you want to relax on a dock for the day or take your boat & catch a breeze on the water, use this list to find some great fishing spots and resources for your next trip. The inshore fishing in Liberty County gives anglers of all fishing levels the opportunity to catch flounder, sea trout and red drum. Docks and piers are good places to find black drum and sheepshead!
Bryant Commons-Spend a relaxing day fishing in the pond, but be sure to put back what you catch because Bryant Commons is catch and release only. After you are done fishing, take a walk or enjoy a picnic under the shady oak trees. This local spot not only has a great park for your children to enjoy but also your fur children. Bryant Commons is operated by the Hinesville Downtown Development Authority. Location: 438 W. Oglethorpe Hwy., Hinesville
Jones Creek Park-This hidden gem on Isle of Wight includes a public ramp for small boats, a fishing area, playground and sheltered seating for twenty to get away from the Georgia heat. 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 beautiful location has a brand-new fishing pier, as well as a boat ramp giving you unlimited access to the beautiful waters Liberty County has to offer. Located right in the heart of Sunbury this spot will give you a fishing experience that you will not forget. If you are lucky you may even see some dolphins swim up and down Blackbeard Creek. Location: 2977 Ft Morris Rd, Midway
Riceboro Fishing Area-The abandoned bridge on Hwy. 17 on the very outskirts of Riceboro makes a great fishing pier on Peacock Creek. 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 trip. Location: On Interstate Paper Road in Riceboro off Hwy. 17
Eve Park-With a playground nearby 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 on Fort Stewart can enjoy year-round fishing on the installation. Anglers from all over are also able to do some fresh water fishing, after stopping by the visitor’s center to get a visitor’s pass. The Fish & Wildlife Branch on the installation maintains numerous ponds and river landings for fishermen. Fish varieties include largemouth bass, bluegill sunfish, pickerel, gar, crappie and more. Contact Fort Stewart Pass & Permit Office for more information on arranging a fishing trip. However, due to COVID-19 and restrictions from the Commanding General, no visitor passes are available without an exception to policy letter from the Soldiers Company, Battalion or Brigade Commander at this time.
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! The tour and Captain’s reputation speaks for itself. You can go out for 4, 6, and 8-hour fishing trips. He also offers boat rides, which gives riders the opportunity to learn some local history. Sea Dog Charters departs from Fort McAllister. Contact: Sea Dog Charters, LLC 912-610-2710 or email FishOn7606@gmail.com
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.
Always bring bug spray, water and sunscreen. Most of these places don’t have a convenience store right around the corner, come prepared! You can never have too many snacks on hand and don’t forget your bait. You’ll want to check the tides too. Tides Near Me is a great app to use and be sure to mark your location as St. Catherines. So pack up your fishing gear, enjoy your day on the water and don’t forget to #exploreliberty.