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Lake Talquin is a Reservoir in Gadsden, Florida.

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Located just west of Tallahassee, this 8,800 acre reservoir is nationally known for its high quality black crappie (speckled perch) fishery. The best crappie fishing occurs in winter months (January through April) during the prespawn and spawning period. There is very little vegetation, but lots of tree stumps and logs. At certain times of year largemouth bass, bluegill, redear, white bass, and striped bass fishing are excellent. Lake Talquin, for a Florida lake, is deep with an average depth of 15 feet and a maximum depth of 40 feet. All black bass that are less than 18 inches in total length and crappie that are less than 10 inches in total length must be released immediately.

Fishing Tips, Tactics, How-To info: 

During the cooler months: Black crappie fishing should pick up through this quarter due to lower water temperatures and pre-spawn conditions later in the year. Try fishing live minnows or jigs in 12-17 feet of water at the mouths of the creeks and deeper water as the quarter progresses. Largemouth bass fishing should improve as the quarter progresses due to cooler water conditions. Crankbaits or plastic worms should work well adjacent to drop-offs or ledges. Striped bass fishing should improve in the deeper waters of the reservoir, especially close to the dam. Try crankbaits and anything that resembles a shad throughout the main lake from the Ocklawaha Creek area to the dam.

Facilities and Parks: 

There are 7 public boat ramps and 5 public fishing piers on the Leon County side of the lake (Hwy 20). On the Gadsden County side, there are 3 public boat ramps and 2 public fishing piers. Six fish camps surround the lake.

Lake Talquin
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