Guide To Fishing At Banks Lake
AKA: Banks Reservoir
Located in the Banks Lake National Wildlife Refuge, Banks Lake is a 4,000-acre impoundment when full. Having been drained in December 2017, the lake is in a rebuilding phase. The reserve includes restrooms, bait and food store, boat ramp and an accessible fishing dock.
The reserve is located in the central-southern edge of the state, 7 miles northeast of Valdosta, GA. Around 20 miles of shoreline exist at full pool. Once stocked again, the lake should have bass, crappie, bluegill, chain pickerel and sunfish. Note that largemouth bass are catch and release only.
What to fish for...
Fishing for largemouth bass, smallmouth bass, black crappie, white crappie, bluegill, redbreast sunfish and chain pickerel at Banks Lake in Georgia.
Primary fish species residing in Banks Lake
Click images for fishing tips and details about each species.
Banks Lake Amenities
Boat Rental: YES
Boat Launch Ramp: YES
RV Hookups: NEARBY
Convenience Store: YES
Bait & Tackle: YES
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Public Boat Launch Ramps & Landings
Banks Lake Outdoors Boat Launch Ramp
Located mid lake, on the north side of the lake, off W Main Street, this is a two-lane, concrete ramp with gravel parking.
Click here for a Georgia Fishing License.
Campgrounds & RV Parks Nearby
River Park RV Park - 229 244-8397
Valdosta Wake Compound Campground - 229 375-3060
Valdosta Oaks RV Park - 229 247-0494
Cain's Creekside RV Park - 229 794-9416
Cecil Bay RV Park - 229 794-1484
Banks Lake GA Map - Fishing & Camping Areas
Banks Lake National Wildlife Refuge
307 Hwy 122 W
Lakeland, GA 31635
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General Fishing Info
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Banks Lake has a fishing pier with numerous species to catch.