If you are fishing from a boat a 3 dollar day pass is all you need, and you get it at the boat ramp. Says Shane Floyd
I am over 70 years old. is there a fishing permit required. Says Aaron Hill
A tour to Lake Lowndes State Park when you're here at Columbus Lake is a pleasant idea, and if you need a location to stay Hyatt Place Columbus is a nice choice. Columbus Lock and Dam is worth a visit if you're here; head out on the scenic water at Aberdeen
Marina. You'll meet a lot of people from Columbus here, and don't leave Columbus Lake without first checking out Red Bluff. This lake is so wonderful.