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Old 06-18-18, 12:01 PM   #1
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The weekend of June 29th we will be in the ATL area for some family time. I have a request from my 11 year old grandson to get in some fishing. They live out in the Winder area and he has fished a few times, but not ready for rivers and fly rods just yet. Looking for a recommendation for a pond or similar where we can chase some bluegills or bass for a couple of hours. I know Ft Yargo is in the area, but know nothing about it. Heard it was drained a few years ago? He is a great kid and I take him to the Mills when they are up this way. Thanks for the advice!

I am okay with private ponds, so feel free to PM me if that works better. --jk--
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Old 06-18-18, 12:14 PM   #2
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The Buford Trout Hatchery, while not exactly near Winder, has a kids fishing pond. You can even borrow rods from the hatchery office. Plus you get to see the trout raceways and maybe get a tour of the facility.

https://georgiawildlife.com/buford-trout-hatchery

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Open daily from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., the Buford Trout Hatchery in Forsyth County allows visitors to view up to one million trout, both brown and rainbow, being reared to stock Georgia waters. Visitors can take a tour of the hatchery on Saturdays at 1 p.m. and can even feed the fish. Also on site is a family pond providing catch and release fishing of bluegill and catfish. Children (under age 16) may fish for free, but adults and teens (age 16 and older) must have a valid Georgia Fishing License. Located on the banks of the Chattahoochee, this hatchery is a fun and informative environment for the whole family.
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Old 06-18-18, 12:29 PM   #3
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Ft Yargo is good for bream and a few crappie and small bass. Maybe a few catfish as well. I believe there is a pier on one section that should provide a little more access than simply fishing the bank. A few red wigglers on a long shank wire hook should provide a good bit of entertainment.
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Old 06-18-18, 01:28 PM   #4
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Fort yargo should be fine for some blue gill and is seemingly closest if you will truly be "in" Winder.
Bear Creek is another small reservoir near there and is pretty cool. I've caught some nice bass on it from a boat, and I know there's some bank fishing

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Old 06-18-18, 04:21 PM   #5
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Cool "in" Winder.

"in" Winder. ............ I was being a social climber they actually live in Bethlehem.
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Old 06-18-18, 04:33 PM   #6
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I always thought Bethlehem was nicer than Winder. My office is right down the road near 316 & Winder Highway .... anytime I have cause to drive into Winder, itís an interesting experience.


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Old 06-18-18, 04:57 PM   #7
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I would go to Tribble Mill park before Yargo. There are 2 lakes with bank access at both. I can pm some more details if you decide to go there. And itís not far from Bethlehem.
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Old 06-18-18, 04:59 PM   #8
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I would go to Tribble Mill park before Yargo. There are 2 lakes with bank access at both. I can pm some more details if you decide to go there. And itís not far from Bethlehem.


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Old 06-19-18, 12:36 AM   #9
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Also, if you head towards Social Circle/ Madison you have Hard Labor Creek State Park. They have two lakes, as well. You can rent Jon boats...
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Old 06-19-18, 06:18 AM   #10
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Elder Lake in Carl, GA is just down the road (US29). You put a $1 under the rock at the house across the street. You'll have bream, catfish, crappie and bass.
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