If you love fishing, then Gadsden County Florida is a fisherman’s paradise. Here you’ll find Largemouth Bass, Bream, Bluegill, Crappie, Blue Catfish, Bullhead, Carp, Catfish, Redbreast Sunfish, Spotted Sea Trout, and more.

Of course king of the fishing holes is Lake Talquin.

This 8,800 acre reservoir is nationally known for its high quality black crappie (speckled perch) fishery.  The best black crappie fishing typically occurs in the winter months (January through May) during pre-spawn and spawning period.  You of course find that there is very little vegetation on Lake Talquin, but lots of tree stumps and logs. At certain times of the year largemouth bass, bluegill, redear sunfish, white bass, and striped bass fishing are excellent.

Lake Talquin, for a Florida lake, is pretty deep with an average depth of 15 feet and maximum depth of 40 feet.  There are 3 public boat ramps and 2 public fishing piers on the Gadsden County side of Lake Talquin, as well as six fish camps that surround the lake.

Bottom line, there is good reason why Crappie Masters and Crappie USA, two of the premier fishing tournament organizations come to Gadsden County Florida and Lake Talquin national fishing tournaments.

Where are all of the places you might want to check out?

  • A S T Kraysland Pond
  • Apalachicola River
  • Bear Creek
  • Byron Sube Mill Pond
  • C W Thomas Lake
  • Camp Creek
  • Cane Creek
  • Cox Creek
  • Cuban Branch
  • English Branch
  • F J Betts Pond
  • G Creek
  • H M Spooner Pond
  • Hammock Creek
  • Hannas Millpond
  • Hanno Mill Pond
  • Holman Branch
  • Hubbert Branch
  • Hurricane Branch
  • Hurricane Creek
  • Interlocking Lakes
  • Jacob Branch
  • Juniper Branch
  • Juniper Creek
  • Lake Seminole
  • Lake Talquin
  • Little Telogia Creek
  • Long Branch
  • McDonald Branch
  • McIntosh Branch
  • Mill Dam Creek
  • Monroe Creek
  • Morris Bait & Tackle
  • Ocklawaha Creek
  • Pitman Branch
  • Quincy Creek
  • Richlander Creek
  • Robinson Branch
  • Rocky Comfort Creek
  • Shepards Millpond 
  • Sweetwater Branch
  • Sycamore Branch
  • Tallahassee Creek
  • Tanyard Branch
  • Todd Branch
  • Turkey Creek
  • Violetta Farm Pond
  • Vote Creek
  • Whippoorwill Marina
  • Winkley Branch
  • Yon Creek