Gadsden 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 also offers a fishing forecast for the Lake Talquin .
Bream fishing should be productive. Remember to respect the harvest regulations (50 per person, per day). Wigglers or crickets should do the trick. Largemouth bass fishing should be best around secondary points and shallow vegetation as the bass move shallow to feed on shad. Crank-baits, flukes, and jerk baits work great in 3-7 feet of water during the fall and early winter. The folks at Lake Talquin Lodge (231 Gainey’s Road), Whippoorwill and Ingram’s always know when and where they’re biting. Thirty-four bass over 8 pounds caught from Lake Talquin have been certified in Florida’s TrophyCatch (https://www.trophycatchflorida.com/) program since the program was established during October 2012.