Putnam & Volusia counties:
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.
The eelgrass beds south of Silver Glen Springs are still recovering well and should provide good catches of sportfish. Largemouth bass anglers may find success using live shiners and artificial baits fished near the outer edge of deeper eelgrass beds and pilings. High waters will put some cover in deeper water than it normally is. Live shad and grass shrimp fished near the jetties when the river is flowing should produce catches of largemouth bass and stripers. Later in the quarter, cooler waters should bring success to black crappie (speckled perch) anglers fishing the sunken barge at the center bombing target and Willow Cove on the east shore. Striped bass become more active around Nine-mile Point, the jetties, and the bombing targets as fall progresses and waters cool.