The Macon Water Authority

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

Fishing at Javors Lucas Lake

2020 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 Authrority's 589-acre drinking water reservoir) for fishing and boating (with non-gas powered, trolling motors).

The 2020 public fishing season schedule at the MWA Javors Lucas Lake is as follows:

* Beginning Sunday March 8, and extending through Sunday April 26, 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 May 1, through Sunday June 28, Javors Lucas Lake will be open for fishing 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 25, 2020 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. 5, 2020.

* Note: Javors Lucas Lake will NOT be open on Independence Day (Saturday, July 4, 2020) or on Labor Day (Monday, Sept. 7, 2020).

* From Saturday Sept. 5, through Sunday Oct. 25, Javors Lucas Lake will re-open, but for two days per week on Saturdays and Sundays, from 7:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

* Sunday Oct. 25, 2020 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 2020, as well as January and February of 2021.

Note: the MWA reserves the right to close Javors Lucas Lake on a scheduled fishing day, in the event of maintenence, inclement weather, natural disaster, system emergency, or for any other reason. You can always call the MWA Reservoirs Office for more information at 478-464-5656.

The 2020 Rates/Fees for fishing at Javors Lucas Lake:

* A seasonal pass to fish by boat is $100.

* A seasonal pass to fish from the shore is $50.

* A daily pass to fish by boat is $10.

* A daily pass to fish from the shore is $5.

* The MWA does not accept credit cards as a payment option.

No gas-powered boats are allowed on Javors Lucas Lake

Only electric powered (trolling) motors are allowed on Javors Lucas Lake. No gas powered (outboard) engines are allowed to power boats when fishing on Javors Lucas Lake. Because it is the primary drinking water reservoir for the MWA, Javors Lucas Lake adheres to more strict regulations than those governing the use of recreational lakes.

2020 MWA Kids Fishing Derby at Javors Lucas Lake

The 15th annual MWA Kids Fishing Derby will be held at Javors Lucas Lake on Saturday, March 7, 2020. This date is one of three free fishing days offered by the Georgia Department of Natural Resources, which allows citizens to fish without a permit on these days.

Please check the News section of this website for updates on special events, such as the MWA Kids Fishing Derby.

MWA reservoir dedicated in honor of 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 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 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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