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.

 

TrophyCatchTrophyCatch Tracker

TrophyCatch 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 redbreast sunfish and bluegill should be good throughout the quarter.  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.  Catfishing should be excellent throughout the quarter.  Concentrate on river bends with deep water for the best results.  Chicken livers and nightcrawlers work best for channel cats, and live bream should do the trick for flatheads.  Live sunfish can only be used for bait, if collected and fished using hook and line.  Sunfish cannot be used as bait on any other fishing gear (e.g., bush hooks or trot lines).

 



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