Fishing At Lake Santa Fe
AKA: Big & Little Santa Fe Lake
What to fish for...
Fishing for largemouth bass, black crappie, bluegill, redear sunfish and hybrid striped bass at Lake Santa Fe in Florida.
Hybrid stripers, aka sunshine bass, are a treat for anglers in this part of the state, while fishing Lake Santa Fe. This 5,800-acre lake in northeast Florida, at Melrose also produces giant largemouth bass, fat crappie, chunky bluegill and plenty of sunfish. There are about fifteen miles of shoreline, mixed with heavy aquatic vegetation, homes and boat docks. All of which attract bass, crappie and panfish. For boating access use the Melrose Boat Ramp at the southeast corner of the lake, the Lake Santa Fe Boat Ramp mid lake along the southern shore, or the Little Santa Fe Lake Boat Ramp in the northeast corner of the Little Santa Fe Lake.
Types of boats
Primary fish species residing in Lake Santa Fe
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Lake Santa Fe Amenities
Boat Rental: YES
Boat Launch Ramp: YES
RV Hookups: NEARBY
Convenience Store: YES
Bait & Tackle: YES
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Fishing Boat Rentals
DJ's Kayak Rentals
Public Boat Launch Ramps & Landings
Lake Santa Fe Boat Launch Ramp
Located in the southeast section of the lake, south side, off County Boat Ramp Road, this is a two-lane, concrete ramp with a dock and gravel parking.
Little Santa Fe Lake Boat Launch Ramp
Located in the northeast section of Little Santa Fe Lake, off SE County Road 21B, this is a one-lane, concrete ramp with a dock and paved parking.
Melrose Boat Launch Ramp
Located in the southeast corner of the lake, off Trout Street, this is a one-lane, concrete ramp with no parking.
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Campgrounds & RV Parks Nearby
Dixieland RV Park - 352 486-3988
No campgrounds at, or nearby the lake.
Lake Santa Fe FL Map - Fishing & Camping Areas
Lake Santa Fe
Santa Fe Lake Park
Melrose, FL 32666
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Lake Santa Fe in FL
General Fishing Info
Fishing for sunshine bass, crappie and largemouth bass in northeast FL.