Florida Fishing Regions

Suwannee County

Suwannee Lake
Suwannee Lake - (63 acres) is a fish management area located two miles east of Live Oak off U.S. 90. Follow the signs. Suwannee Lake offers excellent largemouth bass fishing. The lake is full of submerged trees and stumps and the best baits are black, purple and motor oil-colored plastic worms. Although it is a small lake, ten pound-plus bass are caught on a regular basis. The peak season is January through May.

Bluegill and redear fishing is excellent with many limit catches being taken. The best baits are live crickets and live worms fished near submerged trees. The peak season is April through September.

Peacock Lake
Peacock Lake - (148 acres) is located six miles east of Live Oak on the south side of U.S. 90. The lake provides good fishing for largemouth bass although most of the fish are small. The best baits are purple and black plastic worms fished around the maidencane beds. The peak fishing season is early February through May.

Bluegill fishing is fair with the majority of fish being taken on live worms or crickets fished near the maidencane beds. The peak season is April through September. Black crappie fishing is excellent. Crappie are taken on a regular basis by drifting live minnows in open water. The peak season is February, March and April.

Suwannee River
Suwannee River - good access at Suwannee River State Park off U.S. 90 and Suwannee Springs off SR 51. The Suwannee River offers excellent largemouth bass fishing throughout the year for small yearling-sized bass. Most fish are two pounds or less. The best baits are small float-diving lures and purple or black plastic worms. Each of these should be fished near the shoreline and around fallen trees or stumps. Redbreast sunfish are by far the most abundant game fish in the river and are easily caught on small spinners fished near fallen trees and stumps. Another good method is to use a long limber cane pole and live crickets. The bait is fished along the shoreline as the boat drifts downstream, thus the local term of "throw fishing." The peak season is from May through September.

Published: 30 Apr 2002 | Last Updated: 15 Sep 2010
Details mentioned in this article were accurate at the time of publication


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