Want to try fishing at night? McDuffie County wants you to enjoy the experience!

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DEARING, Ga. (WRDW/WAGT) -- It's the season for night fishing at the McDuffie Public Fishing Area.

"It goes until Sept. 30 and we have several customers coming out to fish at night because it's cooler, weather is nice, and catfish bite better at night," Vernon Baldwin, a fisheries technician III with Georgia Department of Natural Resources, said.

And there is no need to bring extra lights.

"Jefferson Energy worked out with us to give us six lights, nice lights, very small fee and the place is lit up at night. You don't need lanterns, no fire building, or any of that stuff," Baldwin said.

Jones Pond is the only pond open for night fishing, but there are six other ponds available for day use that range in size from 5 to 37 acres.

There is no fee to use the PFA, but you do need a Georgia fishing license, hunting license, or land use permit depending on what type of activity you're doing.

The McDuffie PFA will offer free fishing days the first and second Saturday in June from 8 a.m. to 12 p.m.

"We've got a lot of wildlife to observe. It is just a good family area to come, sit down, and have picnics and do things like that", said Baldwin.

Whether you like to fish, camp, or just enjoy the great outdoors, there is plenty to do at the McDuffie PFA this summer.

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