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

Lake Talquin

Lake Talquin is the pride of Gadsden with over 8800 acres of Florida backwater surrounded by little vegetation, trees, stumps and logs. 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. The lake 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. 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.
Check out some of the adventures going on at Lake Talquin below!

Gadsden County is filled with other amazing lakes to explore while you’re in town!

Lake Seminole:
Predominately in Georgia extending down across the Florida-Georgia-border into Chattahoochee lies one of the most renowned lakes in the southeast for bass fishing. Lake Seminole spans over 37,000 acres of flooded timber and hosts a variety of fishing opportunities.
Apalachicola River: 

Spanning from Lake Seminole in Chattahoochee all the way to the Gulf of Mexico is one of Florida’s largest rivers. Popular species to fish include largemouth, sunshine, and striped bass, bluegill and redear sunfish. With many spots for shore access on both the upper and lower end as well as ramps located throughout Gadsden, this river is home for a great day on the water.

To learn more how you can prepare for your next trip to Lake Talquin, take a look through Destination Crappie e-magazine!

Some other hot spots you’ll want to check out are tons of creeks, ponds, and tributaries located throughout the county. Wherever you are in Gadsden, there is a body of water for an adventure close by. 

- Interlocking Lakes
- Lake Tallavana
- Lake Francis
- Lake Mystic
- Ochlocknee River
- Telogia Creek