Lake TalquinGadsden and Leon counties

Located just west of Tallahassee, this 8,800 acre reservoir is nationally known for its high quality Black Crappie (speckled perch) fishery. The best Black Crappie fishing occurs in winter months (January through April) during the prespawn and spawning period. There is very little vegetation, but lots of tree stumps and logs. At certain times of year Largemouth Bass, Bluegill, Redear, White Bass, and Striped Bass fishing are excellent. Lake Talquin, for a Florida lake, is deep with an average depth of 15 feet and a maximum depth of 40 feet. There are 7 public boat ramps and 5 public fishing piers on the Leon County side of the lake (Hwy 20). On the Gadsden County side, there are 3 public boat ramps and 2 public fishing piers. Six fish camps surround the lake. For additional information you may contact Whipporwill Sportman's Lodge at 850-875-2605. All black bass that are less than 18 inches in total length and crappie that are less than 10 inches in total length must be released immediately.

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Current Forecast:

Black crappie fishing should be excellent again this season.  Minnows or crappie jigs should do the trick.  The folks at Lake Talquin Lodge (231 Gainey’s Road), Whippoorwill and Ingram’s always know when and where they’re biting.  Largemouth bass fishing is best in deeper water until the water warms up later this quarter.  Crank-baits or rubber worms should work well adjacent to drop-offs or ledges.  Work the points and watch for birds adjacent to deep water for schooling largemouth or striped bass. Thirty-five bass over 8 pounds caught from Lake Talquin have been certified in Florida’s TrophyCatch program since the program was established during October 2012.  Remember the current largemouth bass regulation for Lake Talquin is a 5 fish bag limit, with an 18 inch minimum, only one of which may be 22 inches in length or longer.

FWC Facts:
While native to South America, peacock bass have been stocked in South Florida canals and have become a very popular game fish.

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