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Hey guys, sorry I haven't been posting, but with the baby and the move coming up I haven't been able to fish.

All that is changing as next week I am moving to Tallahassee! Does anyone know the fishing areas up there? I don't really know anyone up there so I'd love to hook up with some guys to fish.

Jason

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3 of the best bass lakes in that area. talquin,jackson and seminole. BassResource has several that fish those waters.

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Talquin is an great lake with all kinds of structure, Cyprus trees and I believe they have Hybrid Stripers in there.

I rented a boat there years back, pulled up by some Cyprus trees and wore out the bass on a Dalton Special.

Jackson gets low and unfishable at times.

Seminole is an all time great that enters into Georgia, don't forget to get two licenses.

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Talquin is an great lake with all kinds of structure, Cyprus trees and I believe they have Hybrid Stripers in there.

I rented a boat there years back, pulled up by some Cyprus trees and wore out the bass on a Dalton Special.

Jackson gets low and unfishable at times.

Seminole is an all time great that enters into Georgia, don't forget to get two licenses.

Why would one buy two licenses to fish Seminole?

Florida Fish and Wildlife

Conservation Commission

(1) Any person having in his possession a valid and appropriate sport fishing license issued by the State of Georgia or the State of Florida may take fish by hook and line or rod and reel in the following described waters:

(a) In the waters of and on the banks of the waters of Lake Seminole - Bounded on the west by Florida State Road No. 271, on the south by the Jim Woodruff Dam, on the east by a line immediately east of the Chattahoochee Marina, also known as the Booster Club, running northwest across the lake to the tip of land at the junction of the Flint and Chattahoochee Rivers, west of Spring Creek; and on the north by the Herman Talmadge Bridge across the Chattahoochee River. Refer to green portion of map.

(2) Persons under 16 years of age may fish without a license in all of the waters hereinabove described. Any person aged 65 years or older who is a resident of Georgia and who is exempt from fishing license requirements by the State of Georgia, and any Florida resident who is age 65 or older and who has obtained a free permanent fishing license as provided in Section 372.561, F.S., may fish in all of the waters hereinabove described.

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"Why would one buy two licenses to fish Seminole?"

Subsection 2 does not cover the entire lake, so like I said if one wants to fish both sides properly and legally they should obtain a 3 day Georgia license for what used to cost 7 dollars, or 2 licenses one from each state.

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Welcome to town, Westpalmdude! Guess you'll have to change to TallyDude now. :D

Lake Talquin is a great lake - wood, grass, rock, drops, you name it. And the Fish & Game guys have done a great job of building the fishery back up for the past ten years or so. There are LOTS of 10#+ fish coming out of there in spring & early summer, and this time of year you can get into schools of 3# fish late evenings in lots of places. Kinda crowded on Sat with tournaments most weekends, but otherwise nice.

Jackson hasn't filled in 10 years now. You still can't access the water with most bass rigs. Every time one sinkhole fills up another opens. Maybe if we get a couple of tropical storms through here this year ... Would be nice to have it back.

Seminole is 45 minutes away, but I do NOT enjoy fishing that lake. Not only is it low most of the time because Atlanta is hogging the Chattahoochee water, but it has too much hydrilla (IMHO). Grass is good up to a point, but when it takes over and chokes off whole sections of the lake it becomes problematic - not to mention the gnats it brings. Anyway, that's just my opinion. You may really enjoy it. There are sure lots of guys that can catch 20# sacks there on most any day. Guess you just gotta live there.

The other good thing about living in Tally, though, is that it's only four or five hours to any of the Coosa/Tallapoosa lakes up in Alabama, and within an easy day's drive you can be up on the Tennessee River lakes. My wife and I fish our tournament trails up there, because we really enjoy the variety of deep/shallow, clear/stained, spot/LM that we find in those lakes. And Alabama is doing a great job with parks & facilities, too. Good ramps, marinas, etc.

Dallas & Sarah Johnson at Ingram's Marina on Lake Talquin can fill you in on all the goings on in the bass fishing community around Tally. Sarah is president of the Talquin Hookers ladies club and Dallas knows pretty much everyone that fishes in these parts. Give them a call @ 850-627-2241

When will you be moving?

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I got up here on Tuesday and have been unpacking since then. The wife and baby are due here on Sunday- I can't wait to see them. I think I may try Talquin sometime next week.

BTW- Do you know anything about the hunting up here?

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I hear ya! I spent 20 years in the USAF, so had lots of separations and "waiting for the family to get here" experiences.

I'm not into hunting, but Dallas (at Ingram's Marina) is, so give him a call. He is much more likely to be able to fill you in and get you hooked up with the local guys you need to know.

My wife and I have a little local tournament on Sat, but we'll be glad to take you out and introduce you to Talquin when you're ready. If you want to do that, email me - hchelette@gamil.com

Herman

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my brother and his girlfriend live in Tallahassee and while we were visiting we saw several great looking ponds if you could just get permission

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There are some ponds (and small lakes, too) here that are loaded - but mostly they're private, for the use of the residents that live on the "pond front" property. Probably some of em are like Bill Dance's "trained bass" - big ole things that just come up and put the hook in the hole that's already in their lip, then put up a token fight for the cameras.  ;D  Reckon??

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