Putnam & Volusia counties
This lake is a 46,000-acre natural impoundment of the St. Johns River with extensive vegetation that provides excellent habitat for fish. There are jetties located on the south end of the lake where the St. Johns River enters the lake. Most of the lake is less than ten feet deep but a natural channel provides navigation for boats as large as oil barges.
Public access can be obtained from Blue Creek Road to Lake George Road off of Highway 40, (see Central Region Boat Ramps for more detail). Private access to Lake George can be obtained from Pine Island fish camp (386-749-2818) or Georgetown Marina & Lodge (386-467-2002). For additional listings of fish camps or more information, please call our Regional Office at 352-732-1225.
Summertime heat will make fishing more difficult. Eelgrass at the mouth of Silver Glen Springs, a popular area for bass anglers, has returned. For largemouth bass anglers, live shiners and artificial baits fished near the outer edge of deeper eelgrass beds and pilings may be effective. Shallow grass beds should be fished during early morning or late evening hours before the waters become too hot. Warm waters have stripers and sunshine bass congregated in the cool spring refuges – the mouths of Silver Glen and Salt Springs may provide some early morning/late evening action. Bluegill and redear sunfish (shellcracker) fishing will probably begin to slow as the spawn will be at or close to the end.