Guide To Fishing At Lake George
AKA: Lake Welaka
Fishing for largemouth bass, channel catfish, white catfish, black crappie, bluegill, redear sunfish, spotted sunfish, warmouth, striped bass, hybrid striped bass, bowfin, chain pickerel and longnose gar at Lake George in Florida.
This is a 46,000-acre lake located in the central part of the state, 8 miles west of Crescent City, Florida. Lake George is fed by springs which emit enough ocean water to sustain life for many saltwater species. As Florida's second largest lake, it offers a variety of water sport activities as well as fishing that can be spectacular at times. Many visitors enjoy boating, water skiing and family outings on this scenic waterway. Kayaks, canoes and fishing boats are available for rent at the lake.
Fishing At Lake George
Fishing enthusiasts can pursue bass, crappie, sunfish, catfish, stripers, hybrid striped bass, chain pickerel, bowfin and gar. There are over 50 miles of shoreline are to explore. With an average depth of only eight feet, the fish are limited in vertical movement. Water temperature, impacted by the many creeks, springs and river systems flowing into the lake can often be the key to locating fish. In summer look for cooler water and in winter seek out the warmest water you can find. Much of the lake is lined with boat docks and vegetation for cover. Access to shoreline for fishing from the bank is limited, but is available in several areas.
Primary fish species residing in Lake George
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Bass Fishing At Lake George
When the bass gather around schools of bait, the fishing can be fantastic. Shiners are an excellent bait along with crankbaits, Texas-style worms and other soft plastic baits. Areas which have historically produced good bass fishing include the east side of Hog Island, The Bombing Range, Black Point, the Georgetown docks and pilings, and Lake George Point.
Striped Bass Fishing At Lake George
Virtually any flashy, reaction bait will take stripers. Live or cut bait will also do the trick. In cooler months concentrate near Lake George point. Any time you see stripers boiling on the surface, throw a noisy topwater bait into the frey for some exciting fishing.
Lake George Amenities
Boat Rental: YES
Boat Launch Ramp: YES
RV Hookups: YES
Convenience Store: YES
Bait & Tackle: YES
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Fishing Boat Rentals
Welaka Boat Rentals
Rentals: Pontoon boats
Public Boat Launch Ramps & Landings
Georgetown Marina Boat Launch Ramp
Located mid lake, on the north side of the lake, off County Road 309, this is a one-lane, concrete ramp with a dock and gravel parking.
Lake George Boat Launch Ramp
Located mid lake, on the south side of the lake, off Lake George Road, this is a one-lane, concrete ramp with gravel parking.
M Port Boat Launch Ramp
Located mid lake, west side, off NE 306th Court, this is a one-lane, concrete ramp with a dock and gravel parking.
Pine Island Boat Launch Ramp
Located mid lake, east side, off Lake George Road, this is a one-lane, concrete ramp with gravel parking.
Shell Harbor Park Boat Launch Ramp
Located in the southeast section of the lake, off Shell Harbor Road, this is a two-lane, concrete ramp with a dock and paved parking.
Bass World Lodge and Marina
209 Browns Fish Camp Rd
Crescent City, FL 32112
Click here for a Florida Fishing License.
Camping & Campgrounds At Lake George
Scrufty's Riverwood RV Park - 386 467-7147
Lake George State Park
Lake George State Forest - 386 985-7815
Lake George Information
Marinas & Boat Slips
Georgetown Marina, Lodge & RV Park - 386 467-2002
Boat, Houseboat & Jet Ski Rental
Welaka Charters - 386 559-1957
Lazy Daze Boat Rentals - 321 438-2077
Average high and average low, monthly temperatures at Lake George.
- February 71° - 46°
- March 76° - 51°
- April 80° - 57°
- May 86° - 65°
- June 90° - 71°
- July 92° - 73°
- August 91° - 72°
- September 88° - 70°
- October 83° - 61°
- November 76° - 54°
- December 70° - 46°
Rentals & Lodging Nearby Lake George
Whatever your preference for lodging, it is available at, or near Lake George.
Pine Island Resort - 386 749-2818
Castaways On the River - 352 759-2294
Hotels & Motels
Sprague House Bed && Breakfast Inn - 386 698-2622
Mill Dam Lake Resort - 352 625-4500
Real Estate, Homes & Property
River Bass Realty - 386 467-3345
Lake George FL Map - Fishing & Camping Areas
Georgetown Marina, Lodge & Rv Park
1533 Co Rd 309
Georgetown, FL 32139
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Lake George offers boat rentals plus bass, crappie, sunfish, catfish, stripers, hybrid striped bass, chain pickerel, bowfin and gar fishing in central FL.