Flagler & Putnam Counties
This 15,960-acre lake is a tributary of the St. Johns River. Public access to Crescent Lake can be obtained on the west shore off of Highway 17 in Crescent City. Private access can be obtained from Lake Crescent Resort (386-698-2485). For additional listings of fish camps or more information, please call our Regional Office at 352-732-1225.
Warming water temperatures mean the bass and crappie spawns will probably be tapering off or ending in early April. Best bets for largemouth bass will probably be docks, offshore edges, deepwater structure, and any vegetation you can find. Bulrush patches will probably be holding any bedding bass. The black crappie spawn will most likely have ended in March, and fish will be available in deep water. The Bluegill and Shellcracker spawn should be beginning to gear up. Worms, crickets and grass shrimp will be the best baits.
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 Crescent:
Lunker Club (8 – 9.9 pounds): 28
Trophy Club (10 - 12.9 pounds): 4