Leon, Gadsden and Liberty counties
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.
Sunfish and black crappie are the best bet moving into fall with fluctuating water levels. Fish with worms or crickets for sunfish and minnows and jigs for crappie.
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