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Lake Information for Lake George


Lake George (also known as Lake Welaka) is a 46,000-acre natural impoundment of the St. Johns River with extensive vegetation that provides an excellent habitat for fish. There are jetties located on the south end of the lake where the St. Johns River enters the lake. Most of the lake is less than 10 feet deep but a natural channel provides navigation for boats as large as oil barges.

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Largemouth bass anglers may find success using live shiners and artificial baits fished near the outer edge of available eelgrass beds and pilings. Live shad fished near the jetties when the river is flowing should produce catches of largemouth bass and stripers. During later months, cooler waters should bring success to black crappie (speckled perch) anglers fishing the sunken barge at the center bombing target and Willow Cove on the east shore. Striped bass become more active around Nine-mile Point, the jetties, and the bombing targets as fall progresses and waters cool.

Largemouth Bass
Striped Bass
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Businesses Located Nearby

Boat Rental

    Moon Lighting Boat Rentals Incorporated
  • 1771 Hontoon Rd - de Land, FL
  • (386) 734-6776

Vacation Rental

    Nautilus Inn
  • 1515 S Atlantic Ave - Daytona Beach, FL
  • (386) 254-8600

Bar and Restaurant

    Country Bo's Restaurnt
  • 1977 Hwy 17 South - Pomona Park, FL
  • (386) 649-8443

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