The Macon Water Authority

790 Second Street • Macon, GA 31202-0108 • (478) 464-5600

Fishing at Javors Lucas Lake

2022 Public Fishing Season Schedule

The Macon Water Authority (MWA) continues to provide opportunities for outdoor recreation and public education at its facilities, including access to Javors Lucas Lake (the Authority''s 589-acre drinking water reservoir) for fishing and boating (with non-gas powered, trolling motors).

The 2022 public fishing season schedule at the MWA's Javors Lucas Lake is as follows:

* Beginning Friday March 4, and extending through Sunday April 24, Javors Lucas Lake will be open for fishing three days per week on Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays, from 6:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.

* From Friday April 29, through Sunday June 26, Javors Lucas Lake will be open for fishing the same three days per week on Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays, but from 6:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.

* Note: Fishing will NOT be available on Monday May 30, 2022 for the Memorial Day Holiday.

* Javors Lucas Lake will be closed for public fishing during the months of July and August, but will re-open on Saturday Sept. 3, 2022.

* Note: Javors Lucas Lake will NOT be open on Independence Day (Monday July 4, 2022) or on Labor Day (Monday Sept. 5, 2022).

* From Saturday Sept. 3, through Sunday Oct. 30, Javors Lucas Lake will re-open, but for two days per week on Saturdays and Sundays, from 7:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.

* Sunday Oct. 30, 2022 will be the last day of public fishing at Javors Lucas Lake this year.

* Javors Lucas Lake will be closed for public fishing and boating during the months of November and December of 2022, as well as January and February of 2023.

Note: the MWA reserves the right to close Javors Lucas Lake on a scheduled fishing day, in the event of maintenance, inclement weather, natural disaster, system emergency, or for any other reason. You can always call the MWA Reservoirs Office for more information at 478-464-5650.

MWA reservoir dedicated for Mr. Javors J. Lucas

Javors Lucas Lake was dedicated in November of 2006 to honor the late MWA Board Member, Javors J. Lucas, who served the Authority and the citizens of District 2 in Macon-Bibb County for 36 years. The MWA drinking water reservoir holds an estimated 5.8 billion gallons of water at normal full pool, providing the ideal habitat for a variety of fish, including bream, bass, and catfish.

Fishing Derbies and Group Events

When the COVID-19 Pandemic or other restrictions are not in effect, fishing tournaments are welcomed at Javors Lucas Lake, which is an ideal setting for area groups or organizations to host special events. However, individuals with groups fishing during a scheduled tournament must adhere to all rules and regulations governing the use of Javors Lucas Lake and Georgia Public Waters (provided in the "Rules and Regulations" link below). And groups requesting that Javors Lucas Lake open early for scheduled events must coordinate those logistics and pay for the security necessary to accommodate such a request.

For More Information:

For details on MWA Public Fishing Rates, Rules and Regulations, as well as for Directions to Javors Lucas Lake, check out the following links:

MWA Rates for Public Fishing

MWA Rules and Regulations for Fishing and Boating

MWA Driving Directions to Javors Lucas Lake

For more information on fishing at Javors Lucas Lake, contact:

Gary J. McCoy, MWA Director of Water Operations

Amerson Water Plant/Fishing Season Phone Number: 478-464-5650.




Macon Water Authority
790 Second St.
P.O. Box 108
Macon, GA 31202-0108
(478) 464-5600
(478) 741-9146

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