Leon, Gadsden and Liberty counties

Ochlockonee RiverLocated west of Tallahassee, the Florida portion of this river is noted for its Redbreast Sunfish fishery in periods of low water and catfish during high water events, as well as for its black crappie angling. The best fishing times generally occur in spring and summer when water levels are low. This river is shallow, narrow, and scenic over most of its stretch to the gulf coast. It is a good river to canoe and fish with abundant snags and deep water holes. There are approximately 9 public boat ramps and numerous primitive camping sites on the Florida portion of this river.

For additional information, you may contact Ed and Bernice's Fish Camp at 850-379-8146.


TrophyCatchTrophyCatch Tracker

TrophyCatch 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 the Ochlockonee River:

Lunker Club (8 – 9.9 pounds): 1

Trophy Club (10 – 12.9 pounds): 1


Current Forecast:

Fishing for redbreast sunfish (red-bellies) and bluegill should be good throughout this quarter. Your best bet is with a cane pole using live wigglers or crickets. Try fishing around fallen trees or brush piles for the best results. Catfish of decent size and numbers can be found near the dam, as well as the area near Pine Creek. Fishing for striped bass should improve as water temperatures cool down later in the quarter. Try bucktails or topwater baits near the dam for best results. Be careful on the river. Stumps and log jams are common and can pose problems during navigation.


FWC Facts:
American eels are considered to be catadromous, which means they live in fresh water and go to the sea to spawn.

Learn More at AskFWC