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Big Canoe® Lakes/Marinas/Boating/Fishing

Why not get out of that routine and do something different?  Come down to the marina, rent a pontoon boat and explore our beautiful Lake Petit.  The Canadian geese inhabit our island in the lake and Mother Nature is awakening in the coves.
Come spend a day admiring the lakefront homes, while basking in the sun cruising Lake Petit.  Or pack a picnic and tie your boat at Eagle Island and watch the deer swim ashore.

Lake Petit
Big Canoe's largest lake at 111 acres, stocked with trout & crappie, is the most popular site for fishing in Big Canoe®. The Big Canoe® Marina is located on Lake Petit. To preserve the peace and serenity of our lakes, only electric-powered boats are permitted.  Boat rentals and fishing supplies are available at the marina.

Lake Sconti
Our new $10 Million Dollar Clubhouse overlooks beautiful Lake Sconti as do a number of the Sconti Golf Course fairways. Launch your canoes or rowboats and spend a lazy afternoon reeling ‘em in.

Lake Disharoon
Home to the Swim Club, this lake is set aside for swimming and recreational enjoyment and is the location of our extremely popular 200’ Rock Slide.  Paddleboats and canoes are enjoyed all season long.

LAKE PETIT MARINA ACTIVITIES
Big Canoe’s newly rebuilt Marina contains slips for property owner’s pontoon and jon boats, as well as rental boats.  The facility is overseen by a full time Marina Manager and his staff. Only electric-powered vessels are permitted on our lakes. The fishing program requires all fishermen and women twelve and over to be licensed, either with an annual permit or with a daily license.  "Lake Marshals" patrol our shorelines. The committee administers Big Canoe's boat rental program. 
Take advantage of the new hourly rate of $20.00 per hour for the pontoon boats. 

Our new frequent pontoon boat renter program is as follows: Rent a pontoon boat five times during the season (April 1, 2010 - October 31, 2010) and receive a two-hour rental at no charge. The good news is that you don't have to do anything but rent the pontoon boats. The POA will handle all the tracking for you and tell you when your free rental applies.

Happy Boating!

Hours:        Monday through Sunday, 8:00 AM to 6:00 PM
Phone:        706-268-3303

The following items are now available at the Marina:
• Pontoon Boat Rentals
• Jon Boat Rentals
• Canoe Rentals
• Fishing License
• Fishing Pole Rentals
• Bait and Tackle Sales
• Soda and Water Sales
• Snack Sales
• Beer and Wine Sales
• Free Wi-Fi

Through the end of May 2010, on weekdays only, the Marina is offering a complimentary two hour Jon boat use or one-half off the normal two hour pontoon boat rental if you take the following package:

• Purchase two fishing licenses
• Rent two fishing poles
• Purchase a bottle of Power Bait
• Purchase two sodas/water
• Purchase two snacks
No substitutions and you must be at least 21 years of age.

FISHING REGULATIONS:
Who Can Fish:

Property owners and their guests, registered rental guests, marketing guests and employees who have obtained the proper user card. All must have the appropriate Big Canoe® fishing permit with them while fishing. Daily and weekly fishing permits may be purchased at the Fitness Center. Annual and family permits may be purchased at the Fitness Center. Fines will be imposed for not complying.

Where to Fish:

• Lake Petit - Fishing may be from boats or from designated banks. The spillway, the dam and the launching ramp are designated for bank fishing. Fishing is prohibited at the marina dock area. This area is restricted to' boat owners and their guests in accessing their boats. Boaters should not interfere with bank fisherman and bank fisherman should not trespass on private lakeside property.

• Lake Sconti - Fishing is not allowed adjacent to the golf course fairways or between tees and greens. Boats may not be left overnight.

 Lake Disharoon - Fishing is not permitted in Lake Disharoon.

Creel Limits Per Day:
• 4 Rainbow Trout - All year
• 4 Bass - All year
• 4 Bream - June through March (Specifically prohibited in April and May)
• 4 Crappie - All Year
When the limit has been caught for any one kind of fish, no further fishing for that day is permitted. The catch and release of fish beyond the daily limit is prohibited. Shiners, as well as artificial bait, are now legal on all lakes.

The cleaning of fish on the lake or in the area of the marinas is specifically prohibited.
Tackle:
No more than two hand-held lines may be used at any one time by any one person. Hook and line fishing is the only type allowed. All other methods (set lines, nets, etc) are prohibited.