Lake TalquinGadsden and Leon counties

Located just west of Tallahassee, this 8,800 acre reservoir is nationally known for its high quality black crappie (speckled perch) fishery. The best crappie fishing occurs in winter months (January through April) during the prespawn and spawning period. There is very little vegetation, but lots of tree stumps and logs. At certain times of year largemouth bass, bluegill, redear, white bass, and striped bass fishing are excellent. Lake Talquin, for a Florida lake, is deep with an average depth of 15 feet and a maximum depth of 40 feet. There are 7 public boat ramps and 5 public fishing piers on the Leon County side of the lake (Hwy 20). On the Gadsden County side, there are 3 public boat ramps and 2 public fishing piers. Six fish camps surround the lake. For additional information you may contact Whipporwill Sportman's Lodge at 850-875-2605. All black bass that are less than 18 inches in total length and crappie that are less than 10 inches in total length must be released immediately.

Fishhound External Website also offers a fishing forecast for the Lake Talquin External Website.

Current Forecast:

Bream have moved up and are bedding.  Look for beds in two to five feet of water.  Remember to respect the harvest regulations (50 per person, per day).  Wigglers or crickets should do the trick.  Largemouth bass fishing is best in deeper water during the warm water conditions of summer.  Crank-baits or Carolina-rigged soft plastics should work well adjacent to drop-offs or ledges.  There is also a chance to catch schooling bass early in the morning or late in the day.  These are typically bass that are 1-4 lbs chasing shad on the surface.  Have a topwater lure rigged up and ready to go.

FWC Facts:
More than 1,000 different species of fish populate Florida's inshore waters.

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