SW Georgia sportsmen can fish for the big ones at panic pond

Hunters and anglers near Silver Lake WMA take note. The only sense of urgency you might find at Panic Pond after this Saturday will be from anglers scrambling for the camera to capture a photo of their latest lunker catch, according to the Georgia Department of Natural Resources’ Wildlife Resources Division.
Panic Pond, a 15-acre natural lake found at Silver Lake WMA in southwest Georgia, opened to the public on Sat., Mar. 1 for the first time since the state took ownership of the area in 2010.
“Fisheries staff have seen some incredible fish as they prepared this pond for its opening,” said John Biagi, fisheries management chief.  “With an average weight of more than six pounds, and a heaviest weight of more than 10 pounds, I think this area should definitely be on the destination list for any bass angler that wants to hook a big one.”