Moody AFB Fishing Program
The Fishing Program on Moody AFB is the responsibility of the 23d Civil Engineer Squadron's Environmental Element (229-257-5881). Fishing is allowed both on Moody AFB's Main Base and at the Grassy Pond Recreational Annex, located in Lake Park, GA.
Authorized Personnel: Fishing is authorized for DoD CAC holders, their dependents, and guests. Access to Main Base is limited to DoD CAC holders, so guests must be escorted by an authorized person. Access to Grassy Pond is open for both the general public and DoD authorized personnel.
Requirements: Persons fishing on Moody AFB (to include Grassy Pond) are required to possess applicable Georgia State Fishing Licenses and either a Moody AFB Fishing Permit or Combination Hunting and Fishing Permit. Moody AFB conforms to the Georgia State fishing seasons and size and possession limits.
Fishing Opportunities: Fishing is authorized for any game fish legal in the State of Georgia. Primarily, fishing on Moody AFB focuses on largemouth bass, bluegill, bream, and channel catfish. Other species common at Moody AFB include speckled perch (also known as crappie or croppie), warmouth, and smallmouth bass. Moody AFB conforms to the Georgia State fishing seasons and size and possession limits.
Mission Lake (Main Base)
Mission Lake is a 30-acre manmade impoundment located on Main Base southwest of the Moody AFB airfield. Boats are authorized for use, and there is a concrete boat ramp suitable for trailers. An aluminum fishing dock is available for guest use, and there are plenty of areas for bank fishing. Mission Lake has been stocked with largemouth bass, hybrid bluegills, and channel catfish. Periodic surveys of the fish population are conducted to ensure the population of predators to prey is in balance. Access to Mission Lake requires a DoD CAC holder, so the general public cannot fish in this lake without a DoD escort and sponsor.
Grassy Pond (Grassy Pond Recreational Annex)
Grassy Pond is a 250-acre manmade impoundment at the Grassy Pond Recreational Annex created by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service by damming the outlet for a naturally occuring lime sink. Boats are authorized for use, and there is a concrete boat ramp suitable for trailers. Grassy Pond charges a fee for the use of the boat ramp. An aluminum fishing dock is available for guest use, and there are motorized fishing boats, canoes, and kayaks available for rent. Grassy Pond has been stocked with largemouth bass, hybrid bluegills, and channel catfish. Periodic surveys of the fish population are conducted to ensure the population of predators to prey is in balance, and active control of aquatic weeds is conducted. Grassy Pond is open to the general public as well as DoD users. A fee may be required for access to the Grassy Pond Recreational Annex.
CAUTION: ALLIGATORS ARE PRESENT AT ALL MOODY AFB LAKES
Alligators are a common animal in south Georgia, and they can be seen basking and feeding at all Moody AFB lakes and impoundments. Alligators should not be viewed as threats, but should be enjoyed as a natural part of the south Georgia ecosystem. Documented attacks by alligators are extremely rare in the state of Georgia, and are usually the result of people feeding alligators. Fishermen and recreationists are cautioned to give alligators a wide berth, and wading or swimming in installation lakes is not permitted. The feeding and harassment of alligators is a violation of state and federal law, and violators will be prosecuted.