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Ochlockonee River

Leon, Gadsden and Liberty counties

Ochlockonee

Located west of Tallahassee, the Florida portion of this river is noted for its Redbreast Sunfish fishery in periods of low water and catfish during high water events, as well as for its black crappie angling. The best fishing times generally occur in spring and summer when water levels are low. This river is shallow, narrow, and scenic over most of its stretch to the gulf coast. It is a good river to canoe and fish with abundant snags and deep water holes. There are approximately 9 public boat ramps and numerous primitive camping sites on the Florida portion of this river.For additional information, you may contact Ed and Bernice's Fish Camp at 850-379-8146.

During summer, catfish can be targeted with success in deep water areas. Use nightcrawlers or chicken livers for success with channel catfish and live bream for flathead catfish. Fish along blow downs and other structure when fishing for bluegill and redbreast sunfish. These species are easily targeted during lower water events using light tackle and crickets and wigglers.

Popular Species

Popular Sport Fish Species

Fish graphics by Duane Raver, Jr.

More species information is available for:

Largemouth bassBluegill, Redear sunfish, Redbreast sunfishStriped bassBlack crappie

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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 the Ochlockonee River:

Lunker Club (8 – 9.9 pounds): 1

Trophy Club (10 – 12.9 pounds): 2