Ochlockonee RiverLeon, Gadsden and Liberty counties

Located west of Tallahassee, the Florida portion of this river is noted for its redbreast sunfish fishery in periods of low water and catfish during high water events, as well as for its black crappie angling. The best fishing times generally occur in spring and summer when water levels are low. This river is shallow, narrow, and scenic over most of its stretch to the gulf coast. It is a good river to canoe and fish with abundant snags and deep water holes. There are approximately 9 public boat ramps and numerous primitive camping sites on the Florida portion of this river.

For additional information, you may contact Ed and Bernice's Fish Camp at 850-379-8146.

Current Forecast:

Return of more normal spring water levels should produce good fishing.  Fishing for redbreast sunfish and bluegill should be good during the latter part of this quarter.  Your best bet for sunfish is with a cane pole using live wigglers or crickets.  Try fishing around fallen trees or brush piles for the best results.  Striped bass and crappie (otherwise known as specks) should be plentiful below the dam given the high water in late February and March.  Try bucktails near the boils for stripers and drift minnows under corks for specks near the Hwy 20 bridge.  Jigs will also work for crappie.

 



FWC Facts:
Sailfish live for about 5 years.

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