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Barbour County PFL is now closed due to draining/restocking. A date for reopening the facility will be announced at a later stage.

Chambers County PFL closed due to draining and restocking. A date for reopening the facility will be announced at a later stage.

Walker County PFL is closed due to unforeseen circumstances. For updates about reopening, please check back.

Lee County PFL’s new hours will begin July 21, 2022. The office will remain open from Thursday to Sunday, except for the winter. For more information, don’t hesitate to contact the lake manager.

Crenshaw County PFL closed on October 1, 2022, for draining/restocking. A date for reopening Crenshaw County PFL will be announced later.

Geneva County PFL is closing on 08/30/2022. A date for reopening will be announced at a later date.

Roadmaps to fishing Michigan’s Great Lakes

Do you want to fish southeast Michigan’s Great Lakes (St. Clair System & Lake Erie), Lake Huron, Lake Michigan & Lake Superior? But aren’t sure when or where?

These Great Lakes Fishing Roadmaps, which can be found below, are great starting points for information. These maps are great for beginners and seasoned anglers alike. Have a look at the available versions, which are also accessible below.

Information for Fishing

  • General Fishing Information
  • Fishing Guide and Regulations
  • Public Access Program

Navigable Channel: Public Access Site to Hudson Lake

  • List of Public Freshwater Lakes
  • Fishing Reports
  • Fish Stocking Locations
  • Lake Depth Maps
  • Learn to fish
  • Videos and tips for fishing
  • Day of Fishing for Free
  • License fees
  • Buy a Fishing Permit
  • Map Disclaimer

The locations of all access sites are approximate. Please verify that these sites remain open before you launch.

Public access is not available to all freshwater lakes. The Where to Fish map has the most current map of fishing areas available to the public.

Access Points for Boating

You can find information and directions on DEC- and municipally-owned boat ramps on the Boat Launch Sites for County page.

Statewide Fishing Opportunities

New York has many great fishing glasses of water. You can find information on the statewide fishing options pages, which give you a general overview of all the areas where you might want to fish.

Great Lakes Fishing Opportunity

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Streams with Public Fishing Rights

DEC has purchased fishing licenses on over 1,300 miles of stream to increase anglers’ fishing options. These streams can be accessed via the Public Fishing Rights page for additional information.

South Carolina Public Fishing Access

The South Carolina Public Fishing Access website helps you find fishing spots across South Carolina. You can sort by county, waterbody, or access type, and you will find what you’re looking for. Clicking an access point on a map will provide you with important information, including the location, access types, species of fish, and parking.


Alphonse Fishing Company(tm), an exclusive lodge operator based in Seychelles, is the place to go for the best fly fishing. It has been a pioneering company that has helped fly fish these remote Outer Atolls. The best guides, boats, lodging and atolls are all included in our fly fishing trips.

The Fisherman’s Diary

You can read our blog articles about the latest reports on fly fishing at our destinations. For anglers eager to learn, we offer valuable advice on suitable rods and reels. You can also learn about the Alphonse Fishing Company, Alphonse Foundation, and its partners’ efforts in conserving the Indian Ocean Archipelago flora, fauna, and marine life.

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