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Fishing for largemouth bass, shoal bass, channel catfish, flathead catfish, black crappie, bluegill, redear sunfish, striped bass, hybrid striped bass and chain pickerel at Lake Talquin in Florida.
Lake Talquin, FL

Lake Talquin is a 9,800-acre lake located in the northwest part of the state, 10 miles west of Tallahassee, Florida. It is wrapped on the southern and southwestern shore by Lake Talquin State Park. The lake has an average depth of over 68 feet. Swimmers beware - the lake is a wildlife habitat that includes alligators and snakes. It is a great lake for canoeing, kayaking and boating. There are numerous boat docks at the state park and other locations around the lake.

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Fishing At Lake Talquin

Lake Talquin, located in northern Florida, is a hidden gem for anglers seeking a diverse fishing experience. This 10,000-acre reservoir offers excellent fishing opportunities for a variety of popular fish species.

Bass fishing is a major draw on Lake Talquin, with both largemouth and striped bass being highly sought after by anglers. The lake is known for producing trophy-sized bass, and its abundant submerged vegetation, fallen trees, and submerged structures create ideal habitat for these predatory fish. Anglers can employ various techniques, such as casting soft plastics, topwater lures, or live bait, to entice the bass into biting.

Catfish, including channel catfish and bullhead catfish, are also plentiful in Lake Talquin. Anglers can target catfish using a variety of baits, such as chicken liver, cut bait, or stink baits. Fishing near the lake's deeper channels, submerged structures, or along the shoreline can yield great catches of catfish.

Black crappie, or speckled perch as they are commonly known in Florida, are abundant in Lake Talquin. Anglers can find these panfish near submerged structures, such as fallen trees, brush piles, or bridge pilings. Fishing with jigs or live minnows can result in productive crappie fishing trips, especially during the cooler months when they congregate in larger schools.

Sunfish, including bluegill and redear sunfish, provide fun and accessible fishing opportunities for anglers of all skill levels. These colorful and feisty fish can be caught using small hooks baited with worms, crickets, or small pieces of bread. Fishing around the lake's shoreline vegetation, docks, or submerged trees can yield consistent action for sunfish.

Lake Talquin in Florida offers a diverse fishing experience with its abundance of popular fish species, including bass, catfish, crappie, sunfish, striped bass, hybrid stripers, and chain pickerel. Anglers can enjoy productive fishing trips throughout the year and take advantage of the lake's varied structure and habitats. Boating and camping facilities further enhance the overall fishing adventure, making Lake Talquin a top choice for anglers looking to explore the beauty of Florida's freshwater fisheries.

Lake Talquin has a wide variety of fish populations including largemouth, crappie, bluegill, shell crackers, white bass, striped bass, speckled perch, chain pickerel, gar, catfish, and bowfin. With moderate climate, fishing can be enjoyed year round. Fishing enthusiasts have over 70 miles of shoreline to fish from the bank or from a canoe, kayak or fishing boat.

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Primary fish species residing in Lake Talquin

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Largemouth bass Shoal bass Channel catfish Flathead catfish Black crappie Bluegill Redear Sunfish Striped bass Hybrid Striped Bass Chain pickerel

Crappie Fishing At Lake Talquin

Nationally known for high quality black crappie, Lake Talquin provides exceptional crappie fishing during the winter months of January through April. Crappie fishing during the spawning cycle can be fantastic. Live minnows, as well as crappie jigs, will take these fattened up crappies on light tackle.

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Lake Talquin Amenities

Marina: YES
Boat Rental: NO
Boat Launch Ramp: YES
Campgrounds: YES
RV Hookups: YES
Lodging: YES
Convenience Store: YES
Bait & Tackle: YES
Restaurant: YES

Today's Weather & Forecast

Average Weather

Average high and average low, monthly temperatures at Lake Talquin.

  • January 63° - 39°
  • February 68° - 43°
  • March 74° - 47°
  • April 80° - 52°
  • May 87° - 63°
  • June 91° - 70°
  • July 91° - 71°
  • August 92° - 72°
  • September 88° - 68°
  • October 81° - 56°
  • November 73° - 48°
  • December 65° - 41°

Lake Talquin is not only a great fishing destination but also offers opportunities for boating and camping. Boaters can explore the lake's various fishing spots and navigate through its channels and coves. The lake is well-suited for both motorized boats and kayaks. Camping facilities are available around the lake, providing anglers with the option to extend their stay and immerse themselves in the natural beauty of Lake Talquin.

Public Boat Launch Ramps & Landings

Lake Talqui Boat Launch Ramp
Located at the eastern tip of the lake, off Coe Landing Road, this is a two-lane, concrete ramp with docks and paved parking.

Pat Thomas Park Boat Launch Ramp
Located in the northwest section of the lake, off Hopkins Landing Road, this is a two-lane, concrete ramp with docks and gravel parking.

Stoutamire Landing Boat Launch Ramp
Located in the southwest section of the lake, south side, off Ben Stoutamire Road, this is a one-lane, concrete ramp with docks and gravel parking.

Vause Boat Launch Ramp
Located mid lake, on the south side of the lake, off Jack Vause Landing Road, this is a two-lane, concrete ramp with a dock and gravel parking.

Wainwright Landing Boat Launch Ramp
Located in the southwest section of the lake, south side, off Wainwright Road, this is a one-lane, concrete ramp with a dock and gravel parking.

Williams Boat Launch Ramp
Located in the eastern section of the lake, south side, off Williams Landing Road, this is a two-lane, concrete ramp with docks and paved parking.


Ingram's Marina
354 Lois Lane
Quincy, Florida 32351
850 627-2241

Click here for a Florida Fishing License.

Camping, Campgrounds & RV Parks Nearby

Coe Lodge RV Park - 850 350-9560

Lazy Daze Camp Ground - 850 575-2267

Pat Thomas Park - 850 875-4544

Lake Talquin State Park

Lake Talquin State Park stretches along the southern and southwestern shoreline of the lake, with many public boat landings and boat docks.

Lake Talquin Information

Marinas & Boat Slips

Ingram's Marina - 850 627-2241

Whippoorwill Sportsman's Lodge, boat launch, camping, boat slips, rental cabins, and a restaurant - 850 875-2605

Rentals & Lodging Nearby Lake Talquin

Some accommodations are available at the lake with a host of additional lodging options along Interstate 10 and in the western outskirts of Tallahassee toward the lake.


Aloft Tallahassee Downtown - 850 513-0313

Hotels & Motels

Howard Johnson Inn, Tallahassee-Midway - 850 574-8888

Lake Talquin Lodge - 850 627-3822

Vacation Rentals

Lake Talquin Vacation Rental - 850 504-0643

Real Estate, Homes & Property

Bert Bevis Realty - 850 894-8484

Lake Talquin FL Map - Fishing & Camping Areas

Contact Information

Lake Talquin
Lake Talquin State Park
14850 Jack Vause Landing Rd
Tallahassee, FL 32310
850 922-6007


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