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Some of Georgia’s best high school aged anglers will be competing on Tired Creek Lake next month as part of a Georgia BASS Nation High School Fishing tournament, Grady County Lake Authority Executive Director Mike Binion announced to the Grady County Commission on Tuesday.
According to Binion, the top 20 high school fishermen from across the state will take part in the event to be held on the county’s 960-acre lake on Sunday, Feb. 23.
One day prior, high school anglers will compete on Lake Seminole, and Binion says the top 20 will be on Tired Creek Lake the following day. The Saturday event in Decatur County is being hosted by the Bainbridge Basscats and the local event on Tired Creek is being hosted by the Brookwood School fishing team.
“If State Park Road is passable that day we would like to let them use that ramp. There will be a lot of folks, trucks and trailers and there is more room at the State Park Road ramp. This will be great for the lake and great for Grady County,” Binion told commissioners.
Grady County Administrator J.C. (Buddy) Johnson III, updated the board on the status of State Park Road. According to the administrator, Road Superintendent Stanley Elkins has said he should have the road open by February. Johnson says all of the elevation of the road has been completed, but there is one section that still needs to be widened.
“Once we get the second lane out there, we will open it up and only close it when raining. Actually, having it open when it is dry will help with packing all the dirt we have brought in,” the administrator said.
In related news, county officials advise area residents that a social media page titled “TIRED CREEK LAKE” in all capital letters is not the county’s social media page for the lake. The social media site that the county maintains is “Tired Creek Lake.”
Binion and Johnson said that the person or persons behind the other site are not known and that inaccurate information is posted to that site.
According to Johnson, the county has contacted Facebook to seek the identity of the person or persons behind the alternate site or to have it taken down, but the county has not been successful.
The county officials encourage residents to rely on information on the “Tired Creek Lake” site and not the other.
Officials also remind local residents that 2020 annual passes for Tired Creek Lake are now available from the Grady County Tax Commissioner’s office. The permits are offered free to Grady County residents.