Florida Fishing Regions

Bay County

Deer Point Lake
Five thousand acres near Panama City off U.S. Hwy 23 1 and SR 77 at Southport. Fed by natural freshwater stream supplying more than 760 million gallons of fresh water daily for Panama City and surrounding area. Known for its shellcracker fishing, April through June is the best time to fish for this panfish. Earthworms are the best live bait, but fly fishing can also be productive in the early morning, late afternoon and during the evening. Bream fishing is best in the spring using crickets and earthworms. Bass fishing is best in the spring to early summer and again in the fall using plastic worms and crankbaits. Broken back minnow lures are effective when fished near the shoreline.

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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