Catch Rainbow Trout In Macon This Saturday

After Saturday's kids fishing event, Lucas Lake opens back up to the public on Sunday, March 8.

John Trussell | March 2, 2020

The Macon Water Authority (MWA) will host their annual MWA Kids Fishing Derby at Lake Lucas this Saturday, March 7 from 8-11 a.m. in the kids’ fish pond. Registration starts at the pond at 7:30, and a weigh-in to determine winners will be at 11 a.m.

No license is required, and the event will be for kids 3 to 16 years of age. Fishing will be done from the bank. The pond is stocked with rainbow trout and catfish. Kids should bring their own fishing equipment and bait.

Paul Cumbess, a MWA employee, says a red wiggler fished about 1 foot below a cork is a good method to catch these fish. Snacks and prizes will be provided.

Prizes will be awarded to first, second and third place winners in four age group categories, as well as a grand prize given to the one reeling in the biggest catch of the day. The MWA will also have a drawing for additional gifts for those in attendance. Refreshments will be served, and admission is free.

The address of the Kids Fishing Derby is 150 Broach Lane in Macon, off of Upper River Road. The annual MWA Kids Fishing Derby is sponsored by the Authority and the Macon Water Alliance, a Georgia non-profit subsidiary of the MWA.

For more information, call 478.464.5650.

MWA Fishing Season Opens the following day on Sunday, March 8

Following the Kids Fishing Derby, the public fishing season at Lucas Lake officially opens the next day on Sunday, March 8. During the months of March and April, the MWA reservoir will be open on Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays from 6 a.m. to 7 p.m.

Then, the first of May through the end of June, Lucas Lake will be open Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays, but from 6 a.m. to 3 p.m. The reservoir will be closed to the public during the months of July and August, before re-opening from Sept. 5-Oct. 25, on Saturdays and Sundays, from 6 a.m. to 4 p.m.

For more on fishing Lucas Lake, here is a GON article from May 2017.

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