Leon, Gadsden and Liberty counties

Ochlockonee RiverLocated 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.

 

Popular species:

Popular fish species

Fish graphics by Duane Raver, Jr.

 

TrophyCatchTrophyCatch Tracker

TrophyCatch External link is FWC's citizen-science program that rewards anglers for documenting and releasing trophy bass 8 pounds or larger. The following TrophyCatch bass have been submitted from the Ochlockonee River:

Lunker Club (8 – 9.9 pounds): 1

Trophy Club (10 – 12.9 pounds): 1

 

Current Forecast:

Fishing for bream around fallen trees and other structure should pick up this quarter. Live crickets or worms at the end of a cane pole should do the trick at these locations. Catfish should begin to move as the water really warms up. Try fishing around deep holes in the river bends for the most success. Chicken livers or nightcrawlers works exceptional for channel catfish, while live bream is the preferred bait for flatheads.

 



FWC Facts:
The FWC protects and manages more than 200 native species of freshwater fish and more than 500 native species of saltwater fish.

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