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:

Largemouth bass fishing is fair in the ponds and lake.  Use plastic worms in Junebug and black-and-blue colors, and spinnerbaits and crankbaits in bluegill-imitating colors for some quick action.  Bass up to eight pounds have been reported from other lakes out in the management area.  Bluegill (bream) can be caught near the feeders on crickets and red wigglers fished below a cork.  Fishing is usually best early in the morning and late in the afternoon.  Catfish are biting on night-crawlers, hot dog pieces, and chicken liver in Marl Pond 1.  Tilapia (Nile perch) can be caught on the lake by using small pieces of hot dog, and by using fish food pellets that can be purchased at your local feed store.  Nile perch are becoming wary around the feeders, so you may need to fish without a cork, or try fly fishing for them.  Snook can also be occasionally caught in Webb Lake and the Marl ponds, but remember to follow the general snook regulations for the west coast of Florida.  Try using large topwater lures and jigs for the chance to catch a snook that will weigh up to 15 pounds in these freshwater systems.

 



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