Putnam & Volusia counties

Lake GeorgeThis lake is a 46,000-acre natural impoundment of the St. Johns River with extensive vegetation that provides excellent habitat for fish. There are jetties located on the south end of the lake where the St. Johns River enters the lake. Most of the lake is less than ten feet deep but a natural channel provides navigation for boats as large as oil barges.

Public access can be obtained from Blue Creek Road to Lake George Road off of Highway 40, (see Central Region Boat Ramps for more detail). Private access to Lake George can be obtained from Pine Island fish camp (386-749-2818) or Georgetown Marina & Lodge (386-467-2002). For additional listings of fish camps or more information, please call our Regional Office at 352-732-1225.

 

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. The following TrophyCatch bass have been submitted from Lake George:

Lunker Club (8 – 9.9 pounds): 121

Trophy Club (10 – 12.9 pounds): 23

 

 Current Forecast:

Fishing at the start of this quarter may be difficult, as post-Irma flooding has led to relatively high water levels. Getting access to the lake may be tricky with some boat ramps closed or inaccessible. Waters at the start of this quarter will be murky and very tannin-stained due to runoff. Later in the quarter, eelgrass beds should provide decent catches of sportfish. Largemouth bass anglers may find success using live shiners and artificial baits fished near the outer edge of deeper eelgrass beds and pilings. Live shad and grass shrimp fished near the jetties when the river is flowing should produce catches of largemouth bass and stripers. Later in the quarter, cooler waters should bring success to black crappie (speckled perch) anglers fishing the sunken barge at the center bombing target and Willow Cove on the east shore. Striped bass become more active around Nine-mile Point, the jetties, and the bombing targets as fall progresses and waters cool.

 



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