Lake Blue Cypress
Indian River County
Blue Cypress is a 6,555-acre lake located in Indian River County. It is a scenic body of water with a shoreline structure composed of cypress and spatterdock. Several fish attractors have been constructed in open-water areas and are marked with buoys. Lake Blue Cypress has a good population of largemouth bass, bluegill, redear sunfish, black crappie, and catfish.For more information on daily fishing forecasts and lake conditions call Middleton’s Fish Camp at: 561-778-0150.
Bass anglers should target the edges of emergent grasses and cypress trees growing in deeper water. Manmade structure around the fish camp and canal entrances are also a good place to look for fish. As water temperatures begin to cool in October and November, bass should become more active and move into shallow water prior to spawning near the end of the quarter. Dark colored plastic worms, top water poppers/prop baits, spinner baits, and live bait (golden shiners) are good options to try.
Bluegill and redear sunfish can be found be along grass-lines and around cypress trees in 2-3 feet of water. Big M Canal and Zigzag Canal should also be holding panfish. Small jigs, beetle spins, and live bait (worms, crickets, and grass shrimp) are the favored methods. As water temperatures drop, black crappie success will improve for anglers trolling and drifting the open water areas of the lake using live minnows, small jigs, and beetle spins.
For more information on daily fishing forecasts and lake conditions call Middleton’s Fish Camp at: (561) 778-0150.
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 Lake Blue Cypress:
Lunker Club (8 – 9.9 pounds): 10