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 regulations is in place on Suwannee Lake. 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

 

Popular species:

Popular fish species

Fish graphics by Duane Raver, Jr.

 

TrophyCatchTrophyCatch Tracker

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

Be the first to submit a trophy bass from Suwannee Lake FMA!

 

Current Forecast:

Note: This waterbody may not be accessible due to flooding and other storm related events. For updated information please contact the North Central Regional Office at (386) 758-0525.

Because of its recent renovation, Suwannee Lake is still in the recovery stages. Bass are still a bit small but fishing reports have been positive. Topwater baits are generating strikes. Try using the on-site fish attractor map and pick your favorite spot to fish for panfish. Crickets, grass shrimp, and worms make excellent baits.



FWC Facts:
Florida bass build nests for spawning and protect their young until they reach about 1 inch in size.

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