Fishing Destination: Lake George

October 3, 2012 | Categories: Fun Stuff

Lake George (or Lake Welaka) is a broad and shallow brackish lake on the St. Johns River in Florida.

Specializing in Largemouth Bass, Lake George has extensive vegetation that provides excellent habitat. Wade fishing in eelgrass with plastic worms fished on the surface, and other top water artificial lures, is productive. Fishing with live shiners is an excellent method for catching trophy bass during the spring spawning season.  Hot spots on the lake include Juniper, Salt and Silver Glen spring runs on the western shoreline. In winter and early spring, look for bass to congregate at the jetties on the south end of the lake. Casting deep-diving crankbaits near old dock structures along the northeast shore and off Drayton Island can also be productive.