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:

Fishing for Black Crappie and Striped Bass near the dam should continue to improve as the water warms up this spring.  Try bucktails near the dam for stripers and minnows below the Hwy 20 Bridge for Black Crappie.  Fishing for Redbreast Sunfish and Bluegill should be good during the month of March.  However, access will be limited due to low water levels.  Be careful because navigation can be tricky during these low water conditions.  Your best bet is with a cane pole using live wigglers or crickets.  Try fishing around fallen trees or brush piles for the best results.


FWC Facts:
Some snook spend more time in fresh water than saltwater.

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