Webb Lake and Marl Ponds Fish Management Areas

Charlotte County

Lake Webb

Webb Lake is a man-made 395-acre lake located on the Babcock/Webb Wildlife Management Area in Charlotte County nine miles south of Punta Gorda, and one mile east of I-75. Marl Ponds 1, 2, and 3 are located on either side of Tuckers Grade Road, and are approximately 2 acres each, with excellent bank fishing opp

ortunities. Fish feeders are present on the Marl Ponds and Webb Lake. Three boat ramps provide access to Webb Lake. A Daily Use Permit or Management Area Stamp is required to gain access to the Babcock/Webb Wildlife Management Area.

Current Forecast:

Bluegill (bream) can be caught on crickets, red wigglers, dough balls, and small bits of hotdog fished below a cork.  Largemouth bass fishing is improving with warmer spring temperatures.  Fish with floating and Texas-rigged plastic worms in Junebug, red shad, and smoke colors.  Snook can occasionally be caught using MirrOLures and other large artificial lures.  Check the FWC Saltwater Regulations to determine the latest seasons on snook in the area.  Catfish are being caught in the ponds using chicken livers and dough balls.  Anglers have reported great fishing with ultra-light tackle for tilapia (Nile perch) using eraser-size bits of hotdog fished near the boat ramps on Webb Lake.  Commercial fish feed can be purchase at local feed stores, and is a great bait to use to catch bream, catfish, and Nile perch in the ponds and the lake.

 



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