Suwannee County

Suwannee LakeThis 63-acre man-made, state-owned impoundment is filled with cypress trees and largemouth bass. It is a Fish Management Area and a license is required. Two fishing piers, one fully handicapped accessible, and several earthen fishing fingers provide boatless angling opportunities. The lake is shallow around the edge with good vegetative cover and several old sink-holes out in the trees providing deep cover. Perennial tactics, depending on the season, include pitching jigs and spinners up into "no-man's land"--the brush around the edge, shiner fishing in winter and very early spring, cranking shiner imitators between the trees, and fishing topwater lures and dark plastic worms anywhere. Good fishing for bluegill and redear sunfish occurs during spring and summer.

Note: A special harvest regulation is in place on Suwannee Lake; the minimum size limit of 10 inches for crappie allows more fish to grow to desirable sizes.

Local contacts: Greens Marine, Lake City 386-755-5390; Rooster's Outfitters 386-234-0851

 

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Popular Fish Species

Fish graphics by Duane Raver, Jr.

 

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TrophyCatch External link is FWC's citizen-science program that rewards anglers for documenting and releasing trophy bass 8 pounds or larger.

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Current Forecast:

The Largemouth Bass have shown exceptional growth since the lake restoration project was completed. Spring sampling events produced eight trophy bass (8+ lbs.), and an abundance of 3-5 lb. bass. The bass bite is good, with buzz baits and imitation frogs being the most productive baits. If these don’t work, try golden shiners. Though still a bit small, the panfish are abundant and active, hitting worms more frequently than crickets. Catfish should be targeted using cut or stink baits fished on the bottom and around structures.



FWC Facts:
To receive a no-cost Resident Disabled Person's Hunting and Fishing License, applicants must provide proof of being totally and permanently disabled.

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