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State Allows Night Fishing In August

Updated: 2 years ago.
Anglers will be able to fish all night next month at two public fishing areas in Georgia. (Photo Courtesy of Rosendahl.)

Anglers will be able to fish all night next month at two public fishing areas in Georgia.

The Department of Natural Resources' public fishing areas are normally open from sunrise to sunset. But on the first four Fridays in August, designated fishing areas will be open at night.

The first all-night fishing opportunity is slated for the Charlie Elliot Wildlife Center in Jasper and Newton counties on Aug. 3. The following Friday, the Dodge County public fishing area will open at night. On Aug. 17, the Charlie Elliot Center will again host Friday night fishing. One week later, Dodge County opens for the second time to night anglers.

The lakes at each site will be open to boats with navigation lights. Those fishing on the banks should bring lanterns.

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