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 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.

Fishhound External Website also offers a fishing forecast for the Lake Talquin External Website.

Current Forecast:

Black crappie fishing has been excellent again this season.  Crappie in the upper lake moved into shallow water later this year due the unusually cold weather.  They can be found in the shallows as water temperatures remain the 60’s in throughout the lake.  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.  Lake Talquin is also your best bet to land a trophy bass in the region.  Largemouth bass are moving in the shallows in March and April.  Fish should be plentiful in less than six foot of water.  Work the vegetation in the back of the creeks and the docks on the main lake for best results.




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