Northwest Region Fishing Forecast

July-September 2014

The following is a general description and quarterly forecastfor fishing conditions in major public water bodies in this region. For even more up-to-date information, we suggest you call or visit a local bait-and-tackle shop, fishing marina or guide service. We have provided information for some local contacts, who indicated they were willing to be listed herein.

If you would like additional descriptions of these and other fishing sites listed by county, you can visit the Great Outdoors Recreation Page listing for Florida's Northwest Region.External Website Please note, however, that their site is not routinely updated to reflect current fishing conditions.

Tallahassee, Leon County Fishing Area Map Adobe PDF.

 

Attention Lake Jackson Anglers:

SPECIAL REGULATION (Effective as of September 9, 2013):  Black bass bag limit is five, only one of which may be greater than 16 inches in total length.

This regulation applies to Lake Jackson proper, including Little Lake Jackson west of Highway 27, Meginnis arm of Lake Jackson north of Interstate 10, and Fords Arm of Lake Jackson west of Meridian road.

The special regulation for Lake Jackson was misprinted in the new 2014-2015 freshwater fishing regulations and is incorrect.  You do not have to release largemouth bass below 16 inches in length.  There is not a 12 inch minimum size limit for largemouth bass.

 

Apalachicola River Bear Lake Blackwater and Yellow Rivers
Chipola River Choctawhatchee River Dead Lake
Deer Point Lake Escambia River Hurricane Lake
Lake Jackson Karick Lake Merritt's Mill Pond
Ocheesee Pond Ochlockonee River Lake Seminole
Stone Lake Lake Talquin Lake Victor


FWC Facts:
Some snook can change sex from male to female. As a result, larger and older specimens are more likely to be female.

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