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This 102-acre public fishing lake is located in Houston County south of Perry, Georgia. Flat Creek Public Fishing Area offers excellent fishing for bluegill, redear sunfish, channelcatfish, and largemouth bass. Visit for an exceptional fishing or outdoors experience.
Facilties: BulletConcrete boat rampBulletFish cleaning stationBulletrestroomsBulletpicnic tablesBulletSome facilities accessible to persons with disabilities - Water: 108 acre lake. Visit Hugh Gillis PFA for an excellent setting for picnicking and enjoying the outdoors with family and friends.

The lake can be accessed by bank or by boat and is intensively managed to maximize fishing success. Due to its close proximity to I-75 and its location in central Georgia, the lake is easily accessible to many outdoor enthusiasts.

Hours: Year round Wednesday - Sunday from sunrise to sunset.
Major Fish Species and Fishing Tips
Fish Species: BulletLargemouth bassBullet bluegillBullet redear sunfish (shellcracker)Bullet channel catfish

Flat Creek PFA is intensively managed for quality bluegill and shellcrackers (bream). Bream like to spawn over sandy areas with good hard bottoms. Bream typically bite best from March through June. Redear will bite better in the early spring, as they spawn before bluegill.

The submerged roads that cross the lake are excellent spawning areas. On the west side of the lake near the dam, there is a sandy flat covered with Cyprus trees that is another exceptional bedding site.

Try fishing worms or crickets at or just off the bottom during spring and summer to target these spawning fish. Small spinners and jigs fished in shallow water or near weeds will also produce lots of bream. As water temperatures increase in the summer, try targeting shady areas such as weeds, and woody habitat.

The deep woody habitat to the northwest side of the lake is a good place to look for deep bream on warm summer days. Bluegill Most likely the first fish caught by children. They aggressively guard nest during spawns. Bluegill are hard fighters, hit a variety of baits, and are abundant in most rivers and lakes. Known as a tasty pinfish. Best baits are Crickets, Red Wigglers and small top water lures.
Flat Creek PFA
Largemouth bass are numerous in Flat Creek PFA. Rock piles and drop offs will hold bass in most conditions. When the bass are bedding from March through April, try fishing jigs and worms in shallow water.

During summer months, bass can be found in deeper water around standing timber. Flat Creek PFA is intensively fertilized to increase productivity. This typically reduces visibility to between 18 - 28 inches and the lake appears very green. During times of low visibility, anglers should try fishing spinner baits or crank baits with a rattle or good “wobble” to entice a hit.

Largemouth Bass spawn from February to May. Occupy a variety of habitats in reservoirs and rivers. Feed both day and night motivated by hunger or striking. Females are typically larger and more aggressive than males. Best baits are Crankbaits, plastic worms and jigs.
Redear Sunfish “Shellcracker” feed primarily on aquatic insects including midge larvae to snails. Unlike bluegill, shellcracker typically do not stunt. Fast growth, larger size and good flavor make these a desirable fish. Best baits are Crickets, Red Wigglers and small top water lures.

Channel catfish bite best from May through July. Try fishing on or near the bottom in deep water using night crawlers or liver. Catfish will also be found in the woody debris or near drop offs where they can easily ambush prey.

Channel Catfish Channel catfish are a highly adaptable and desirable fish that are easily caught. They can reach sizes up to 20 lbs and use their barbells for taste. Larger individuals are often confused with Blue catfish. Best baits are Chicken livers, worms, “stink bait” and crickets,

Note: Minnows are not allowed at Flat Creek PFA to prevent the introduction of competitive species.
Boat Ramp
BulletFlat Creek PFA Lake Water Body in Houston County BulletOcmulgee River Basin BulletContact Phone: (478) 825-6151 Bullet -83.77695 Longitude & 32.40695 Latitude BulletNo Fee Bullet2 Boat Dock LanesBulletHandicap Accessible Courtesy Dock BulletHandicap Accessible Pit/Portable Bathroom BulletHandicap Accessible 30-Car Unpaved Parking Capacity
Georgia Public Fishing Area
Public fishing areas have special regulations that are posted on site as well as published in the Georgia Sport Fishing Regulations.

Anglers 16 years of age and older, except honorary license holders, must possess a current fishing license and a wildlife management area (WMA) license to fish. An angler possessing a one-day fishing, sportsman's or lifetime license is not required to possess a WMA license.

See Georgia PFA Info and Regulations page.

Licensing - To help cover the costs of maintaining these great resources, visitors (ages 16-64) must have one of the following to access Public Fishing Areas except for Rocky Mountain PFA: Bullet3-day hunting/fishing license BulletWildlife Management Area license BulletSportsman's, Honorary or Lifetime license or BulletGeorgia Outdoor Recreational Pass (GORP) - Purchase a GORP pass here.
Contact and Directions
Telephone: (478) 825-6151 - Address: 2340 Hwy 41 South, Perry, GA - Directions From Interstate 75: Take Exit # 134 (South Perry Parkway) and turn West. Travel approximately 0.25 miles and turn left (South) on U.S. Highway 41. Go about 3.5 miles and turn left into Flat Creek Public Fishing Area. Directions from Perry: At intersection of I-75 and State Route 127/US 41 (exit 135) in Perry, go west on SR 127/US 41 about 0.1 miles; turn left (south) on US 41 and proceed approximately 3 miles and Flat Creek PFA will be on the left at a large white farm house (look for PFA sign).

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