Ochlockonee RiverLeon, 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.

Current Forecast:

Fishing for redbreast sunfish (red-bellies) and bluegill should be good throughout this quarter.  Your best bet is with a cane pole using live wigglers or crickets.  Try fishing around fallen trees or brush piles for the best results.  Catfish of decent size and numbers can be found near the dam, as well as the area near Pine Creek.  Be careful on the river.  Stumps and log jams are common and can pose problems during navigation.

 



FWC Facts:
Many species of fish (many groupers, snook, etc.) are hermaphroditic and change sex at some point in their life.

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