Fly Fishing Expectations in 2017

By Tom Logan

Fly fishing has been very good around Tallahassee the past couple years, and this spring is already looking like another good year for 2017. Whether lake, pond or river, fishing was great this past year and there is every reason to expect trends to continue. Lake Talquin is already fished very well it should continue this way until the waters cooled by mid-October. We should catch the mayfly emergences just right a few times and enjoy the typical feeding frenzy in response to those big Hexs. Nice bluegill and redbreasts are typically caught along with occasional stumpknockers and black bass. But every day is different. Western Coachmans, Invictas and other patterns do well on most mornings. Size 10 Deceivers and a streamer I tied with chickabou in size 14 are very good patterns for all species of bream and bass.

Lake Miccosukee will soon begin fishing well, but this is a lake that is always changing as the tree islands move around. So, you have to do a little exploring, but we can expect to catch the big bluegills and flyers typically through fall. Local ponds always do well and the Wacissa and St Marks Rivers are fun to fish, but the upper Aucilla River is a beautiful river to fish for redbreast sunfish from a canoe.

Miccosukee is always one of my favorite lakes to fish. Fishing all lakes should be good this year, but Lake Miccosukee should be spectacular again. There’s always room in the Gheenoe for one more fisherman; so, let us know if you’d like to experience southern fishing at its best.

Fly Patterns

Here you will find a collection of our favorite fly patterns. You can learn more about each of these fly patterns in our Fly Tying Lessons.
Fishing Venues

These are some of our favorite places to fish. Learn more about Lake Miccosukee, Lake Hall, Lake Talquin, the St. Marks River, and more.
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