After looking at Suggs mill pond game land in Bladen county on Google maps.I noticed this amazing bay lake on the property that I could find very little information about. Speaking to locals, I've been told it's was an amazing Yellow perch fishery. Since it has been state owned there is one road leading to the lake via Suggs mill. I was curious how to access this fishery so I contacted our ncwilflife.org affiliate. Here is the inquiry and responses.
Hi, I am writing to inquire about how to gain access to Little Singletary Lake. (Part of the Suggs mill pond game land). On Google maps, it appears the only access is via private property? I also see some dirt roads leading to the lake from the maintenance barn on the main strip but they are gated.
I would like to gain access to this lake to fish it from my canoe. Any further information is greatly appreciated.
Thank you for your time,
Sincerely Dustin Cashwell
Currently we do not have vehicular access to Little Singletary Lake. The only road on that tract is in extremely poor condition and will not support any vehicles and the road is gated. The only good access to the lake is from private property and the land owner does not allow private access.
Thanks for your response Tommy.
I find it difficult to believe the state purchased such a large game land with two large lakes on it and only allows access to the lesser of the two? It would appear that "we" sportsman and citizens of NC have funded the purchase of an amazing tract of land with great hunting, fishing, and wildlife observation opportunities just for the enjoyment of one private landowner. Yet another example of mismanaged funding. not trying to put anyone on the offense. It just seems odd that the state has owned this tract of land for many years and the only road that allows access to Singletary Lake will not support vehicle traffic. Seems we could take some of that big equipment parked at the maintenance barn and solve this issue. Viewing maps it seems the road is in well enough shape that piers have been built on Singletary lake.
Since the road is impassible by vehicle, I assume it will support foot traffic?
I'm not trying to be difficult, I am just trying to wrap my mind around how to access this untapped fishery.