Breaking Down The Forgotten Coast
For the purpose of LocalAngler, we’ve defined the Forgotten Coast region as the following counties: Jackson County, Calhoun County, Gulf County, Franklin County, Liberty County and Gadsden County.
Merritt’s Mill Pond is a unique fishery that spans a little over 200 acres. It’s known for shell cracker and other panfish, however, can pack a punch, as there’s been a few Largemouth Bass reported over 8lbs. Chipola River is a prominent body of water throughout Jackson County, as is the east end of the county where Lake Seminole butts up to! Can’t go wrong fishing Seminole for nice bass and a decent crappie bite!
For the most part, you’d have a good time focusing on the Apalachicola River that borders the eastern edge of the county. Who doesn’t love river fishing? The very south end of the county connects to Dead Lakes, which is known for it’s creepy Cypress rooted waters.
Continuing into the southern end of the Dead Lakes, and following further along the Apapalchicola River, you’ll eventually find the saltwater. Before that, you’ll find where the Apalachicola runs into Jackson River, which is connected to a cool 4,000 acre body of water called Lake Wimico. It’s shallow and grassy, and truly unique and nature in the fact that there’s no roads in or out. Only access is by water! Over to the western side of the county, you’ve got St. Joseph Bay, which is a great place to get your inshore slam on!
This place is pretty unique where majority of the life in this county is coastal. Inland, you’ve got Tate’s Hell State Forest, which sounds pretty intimidating. There’s a few small creeks and a small river that flows through, but other than that, you’ve got…hell. Looking coastal, we’ve got all the way from St. Vincent Sound to Alligator Point and Ochlockonee River.
There’s quite a bit of forest life here, with Hathcock Bay and Wilder Bay that both connect to the Apalachicola River on the west end of the county. On the other side of the county, you’ve got the Ochlockonee River that follows the county line!
Following the Apalachicola River, you can get all the way out of the state, into Georgia. On the southeastern side of the county, you’ll find a gem called Lake Talquin and that’s the area that gets the most attention for Bass and Crappie fishing.
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