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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.

Fishing At Lake Talquin

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.

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.

Lake Talquin Fishing Reports, Forums & Blogs

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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

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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

Boat Ramps

Seven boat ramps and five fishing piers are open to the public on the south side of the lake off Highway 20. Three boat ramps and 2 fishing piers are open to the public with access from the north side of the lake.

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°

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.

Resorts

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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