George is the second largest lake in Florida and connects
to the St. Johns River at the north end of the lake.
Lake George features a high salt content and therefore
numerous saltwater fish thrive in the lake. Lake George
is a shallow lake with an average depth of 10 feet.
The Ocala National Forest is located on the western
shore of Lake George and is the most visited of the
three national forests in Florida. Try the Juniper,
Salt, and Silver Glen spring runs on the western shore
of Lake George for great trophy bass fishing. Largemouth
bass hit throughout the year on Lake George but bite
best in the spring and fall months. Live shiners, bullhead
minnows, plastic worms, and topwater lures work best
for bass. Striped bass fishing is good in the spring
on large shiners and large plugs such as the Shad Rap.
Crappie fishing is best during the cooler months on
live minnows. Bluegill angling is good in the summer
on crickets and earthworms and redear fishing is best
in the spring and early summer on live earthworms. The
craters of the old abandoned bombing range area are
good fishing spots for stripers.
Size: 46,000 Acres
Species: Largemouth Bass, Striped Bass,
Bluegill, Crappie, Shellcracker, Catfish, Blue Tilapia