Girl bank fishing on pond

Fishing is permitted on Old Timbers Lake and is usually excellent. Fishing days are Mondays, Fridays, and the second and fourth Saturdays on the month, mid-April through November. The refuge is closed on Federal holidays and times and days vary during hunt seasons.  A random drawing is held at 7 a.m. at the refuge office on days the refuge is open to fill the 30-boat limit for the lake. Bank fishing is open to everyone. Only trolling motors or rowing/paddling are allowed. A daily or annual public access permit is required for all anglers with certain exceptions.  Anglers must check-out at the office by 4:30 pm. Sought-after species include largemouth bass, bluegill, crappie and redear.

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