Florida Fishing Regions

Hamilton County

Suwannee River
Numerous access points. The Suwannee River offers excellent largemouth bass fishing throughout the year for small, yearling-sized bass. Most fish are two pounds or less. Best baits are small float-diving-type 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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