Watson Mill Pond (George L. Smith State Park) Professional Review and Guide
"The 412-acre lake at George L. Smith State Park is actually a mill pond dating back to 1880. Much of the mill pond is studded with cypress trees, making the lake a haven for fish but a confusing maze for boaters. One look at the lake in 1,638-acre George L. Smith State Park, named after one of Georgia’s greatest legislators, and your mind will reel at the thought of all the fish that must live in the waters. The fishing is good, but it is not as easy as you might think.
Largemouth bass weighing more than 11 pounds have been documented, and local reports of fish weighing more than 15 pounds being pulled from the fertile waters are common. Most of the bass caught will weigh between 1 and 2 pounds. Since Watson Mill Pond is an extremely old lake and just a wide area on a natural stream, many different fish species live in the lake. Beyond key species listed above, anglers are likely to encounter crappie, a variety of smaller sunfish species, and bowfin. Key species: largemouth bass, bluegill, redear sunfish, crappie."