A man waist deep in water holding a silver fish and his fishing rod

Available species include largemouth bass, crappie, redear sunfish, catfish, gar and bowfin. The most popular method of fishing is with live bait. The refuge's facilities are approximately two miles of canal accessible for bank fishing and one mile of canal accessible by motorboat. Bank-fishing areas are restricted to paddle or electric trolling motor access only. There are no improved launch areas available, so boats must be hand-launched. There are no restrictions for boat access in the canal accessible by motorboat; canal may be accessed by Gibbstown public boat launch on the Gulf Intracoastal Waterway.

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