TIFTON — In addition to the 508 acres of water open to fishing at Paradise Public Fishing Area in Berrien County, Horseshoe 6 Lake (3-acres) is helping anglers ring in the New Year as it opened to the public this Sunday, according to the Georgia Department of Natural Resources’ Wildlife Resources Division.
“For the past several years, Horseshoe 6 Lake was open to the public only a few days per year,” said Dean Barber, WRD fisheries technician. “So, we are excited to announce that since the management plans for this lake have changed, it will now be open to the public year-round. The lake offers excellent bank fishing access, and is stocked with a high number of channel catfish and additionally offering anglers a chance to land some bream, brown bullheads, crappie, and largemouth bass.”
Paradise PFA is east of Tifton on 1,250 rolling acres, offering 60 lakes that boast excellent boat and bank fishing for bass, sunfish, crappie and channel catfish. The area is forested with pine plantations and small communities of longleaf pine/wiregrass, which enhance the beauty of the area. A variety of waterfowl and birds of prey are frequently seen, including Canada geese, mallard, wood duck, red-tailed hawk and the bald eagle.
Facilities available include restrooms, a picnic area, tent camping, nature trail, fishing pier, fish cleaning station and concrete boat ramps. There also is group camping opportunity for organized groups of 20-60 people.
Anglers using the area will be required to meet all license requirements for the public fishing area and all current regulations apply.
Directions from Tifton: East of Tifton on U.S. Highway 82 for eight miles to Whitley Road in Brookfield. Follow signs to the area.
For more information on Paradise Public Fishing Area, visit www.gofishgeorgia.com/pfa/paradise or call 912-285-6094.