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.
Docks in deeper waters along the western shore of the lake are a good bet for bass anglers using either artificial baits or live shiners. Numerous deadfalls scattered on the eastern shore also hold bass, and any patches of vegetation throughout the lake should be holding bass, too. Cooler temperatures mean it’s time for black crappie (speckled perch). Fishing for black crappie should improve as waters cool even more. Anglers should have good luck drifting or trolling minnows or crappie jigs. Water clarity may be low at the start of this quarter, so those drifting or trolling minnows may have better luck higher up in the water column.
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): 30
Trophy Club (10 - 12.9 pounds): 4