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Paradise Public Fishing Area

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Description: 

Paradise Public Fishing Area is a Reservoir in Berrien, Georgia.

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Paradise PFA is located on 1,351 gently rolling acres in Berrien and Tift county. Sixty lakes totaling 525 acres, provides excellent boat and bank fishing and more than 350 acres of water are intensively managed for fishing.

Fishing Description: 

Major Fish Species and Fishing Tips: Largemouth bass, Crappie, Bluegill, Redear sunfish (shellcracker), Channel catfish

Paradise PFA has a variety of lakes offering anglers a wide selection of fishing opportunities. Lake Patrick (112-acres) is the largest lake at Paradise PFA. Bank anglers can fish from three piers located in the picnic area or from many other locations along the shoreline. A double boat ramp and floating dock offers boat
anglers one of nine locations to launch a boat.

Fishing Tips, Tactics, How-To info: 

Lake Patrick is known for producing exceptional catches of bass, bream, and crappie. The north end offers the best cover and is a good location for catching bass in early spring. Anglers have done well fishing Carolina rigged plastic worms and also green lizards around points and behind the many small islands.

Fishing for bluegill and redear is also very good. The lake has many sandy locations that are perfect for attracting bream during the spawn. Bedding bluegill and redear will offer an angler the chance to catch bigger than hand-size bream from March thru June.

Crappie fishing usually is excellent in late fall and early spring. Largest crappie are normally caught in September and October. Using 1/32 to 1/16 oz. float–rigged jigs can produce good catches of crappie as well as several other lakes on the area. (refer to the Lake Chart posted at informational Kiosks on the area).

The remaining 413 acres of fishable water are also popular for bass, bream and crappie and offer excellent fish habitats that can be easily accessed from the bank or by boat. Lake Tacklebuster named for its heavy cover and big bass reputation offers anglers a smaller lake with some of the same traits as Lake Patrick. Fishing heavy primrose mats and off points in Tacklebuster can produce large bass in March, April and May.

Good populations of crappie and bluegill are also present in Lake Tacklebuster.

Channel catfish are stocked in most lakes at Paradise PFA, but Lakes Horseshoe 1 and 2 are stocked heavily and fed daily. Although many of the other lakes have channel catfish, these lakes provide some of the best catfishing on the area. This is just a small taste of the diverse fishing opportunities awaiting anglers at the largest and one of the most scenic PFAs in Georgia.

Facilities and Parks: 

Restrooms, picnic area, concrete boat ramps, primitive camping, fishing pier, boat dock, some facilities accessible to persons with disabilities.

Camping: 

Primitive camping available.

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Wildlife: 

Heavily forested with pine plantations and small communities of longleaf pine/wiregrass, a variety of waterfowl and birds of prey are frequently seen on the
area, such as the Canada goose, mallard, wood duck, red-tailed hawk and the majestic bald eagle.

Notes: 

Contact Telephone: 229-533-4792 or 912-285-6094

*Live fish cannot be used for bait at Paradise PFA.

Directions to Lake: 

Directions from Tifton: East on US Highway 82 for 8 miles to Brookfield. Turn right onto Whitley Road and travel approximately 100 yards; take the first left onto Brookfield-Nashville Road and travel 1.5 miles. Entrance to area is on the left.

Name: 
Paradise Public Fishing Area
Waterbody type: 
Reservoir
County: 
Berrien
State: 
Georgia
Country: 
United States
Standard elevation: 
86
Latitude: 
31.4019
Longitude: 
-83.3565