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Fishing is permitted from March 1 through the day before muzzleloader deer season begins in late November. Available species include catfish, largemouth bass and crappie. Both boat fishing and bank fishing are available. The refuge's facilities include boat ramps at four lakes. Access to all lakes is via gravel roads.

Please refer to current Refuge regulations and map for additional information. A Current Public Use Permit is required for access if you are participating in consumptive use such as but not limited to, hunting and angling. Click here to purchase or obtain your permit. For help with log-in or creating your account for purchasing or obtaining an annual public use permit please watch the video instructions

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