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Lake George is a 10-Tag Water!

To celebrate Season 10 of the TrophyCatch program, biologists with FWC have tagged and released 10 largemouth bass with bright pink tags in 10 different locations across the state. If caught, one tag could be worth thousands of dollars in prizes. One of these special bass is swimming in Lake George! For details and rules see the 10-Tag Celebration web page.

Putnam & Volusia counties

George Lake

This lake is a 46,000-acre natural impoundment of the St. Johns River with extensive vegetation that provides excellent habitat for fish. There are jetties located on the south end of the lake where the St. Johns River enters the lake. Most of the lake is less than ten feet deep but a natural channel provides navigation for boats as large as oil barges.

Public access can be obtained from Blue Creek Road to Lake George Road off of Highway 40, (see Central Region Boat Ramps for more detail). Private access to Lake George can be obtained from Pine Island fish camp (386-749-2818) or Georgetown Marina & Lodge (386-467-2002). For additional listings of fish camps or more information, please call our Regional Office at 352-732-1225.

Summertime heat will make fishing more difficult for largemouth bass anglers, live shiners and artificial baits fished near the outer edge of remaining deeper docks and pilings may be effective. Warm waters have stripers and sunshine bass congregated in the cool spring refuges – Juniper Cove and the mouths of Silver Glen and Salt Springs may provide some early morning/late evening action. Bluegill and redear sunfish (shellcracker) fishing will probably begin to slow as the spawn will be at or close to the end.

Popular Species

Popular Sport Fish Species

Fish graphics by Duane Raver, Jr.

More species information is available for:

Largemouth bass, Bluegill, Redear sunfishBlack crappie, Striped bass, Brown bullhead

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TrophyCatch 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 Lake George:

Lunker Club (8 – 9.9 pounds): 172

Trophy Club (10 - 12.9 pounds): 32