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Jackson County


This 2,225-acre lake is located south of U.S. Hwy. 90 at Grand Ridge and Sneads. Ocheesee has dark tannic water with approximately 90% of its surface area covered by cypress trees. There is access to the lake by taking SR 69 south of Grand Ridge (1.0 mile); turn left on CR 69A (5.9 miles) and travel left on Shady Grove Rd. to the ramp.

For local information contact Fisheries Biologists from the Division of Freshwater Fisheries Management, Northwest Regional Office (850-265-3676).

Anglers should exercise caution navigating in the pond due to the many stumps and snags. Try fishing around stumps and snags in 3 to 5 ft. or deep holes in the main section of the lake for Bluegill using grass shrimp, crickets, wigglers, or various colors of 1/16 to 1/8 oz. beetle spins. Redear Sunfish (shellcracker) can also be found in these areas using worms. Anglers targeting Largemouth Bass should have more success in the early morning and late afternoon fishing along weedlines and cypress trees using top-water plugs as well as spinner baits, crankbaits, dark plastic worms or live shiners. Black Crappie, respectable-sized Warmouth, and Chain Pickerel can also be caught here.

Popular Species

Popular Sport Fish Species

Fish graphics by Duane Raver, Jr.

More species information is available for:

Largemouth bassBluegill, Redear sunfishBlack crappie, Chain pickerel

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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 Ocheesee Pond:

Lunker Club (8 – 9.9 pounds): 3