This 63-acre man-made, state-owned impoundment is filled with cypress trees and largemouth bass. It is a Fish Management Area and a license is required. Two fishing piers, one fully handicapped accessible, and several earthen fishing fingers provide boatless angling opportunities. The lake is shallow around the edge with good vegetative cover and several old sink-holes out in the trees providing deep cover. Perennial tactics, depending on the season, include pitching jigs and spinners up into "no-man's land"--the brush around the edge, shiner fishing in winter and very early spring, cranking shiner imitators between the trees, and fishing topwater lures and dark plastic worms anywhere. Good fishing for bluegill and redear sunfish occurs during spring and summer.
Note: Special harvest regulations are in place on Suwannee Lake. Minimum size limits of 10 inches for crappie and 18 inches for largemouth bass allow more fish to grow to desirable sizes.
Greens Marine, Lake City 904-755-5390
Powell's Bait & Tackle, White Springs 386-397-2500
Floating vegetation control measures have been successful and only remnant amounts remain. Although water levels are beginning drop back to a normal level navigation throughout the lake remains relatively easy. Water color remains dark from organic material staining. Work continues slowly on the re-decking of the northern most fishing dock.