Ochlockonee RiverLeon, Gadsden and Liberty counties

Located 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.

 

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Current Forecast:

Fishing for redbreast sunfish and bluegill should be good during the latter part of 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. Some nice striped bass were caught in the last quarter below the dam, though numbers seemed to be down compared to previous years. Try bucktails or topwater plugs near the boils early in the quarter for your best chance at a big striped bass.

 



FWC Facts:
Freshwater fish have a series of sensory pores called the lateral line that detect movement and vibration in the water, which helps with predatory and schooling behavior.

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