Lake Talquin


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68.68 FEET
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Outdoors: Sheepshead stealing the spotlight

Tallahassee Democrat

Date: 3/15/2018 4:35:00 AM

I would suspect they are back in (or never left) the creeks." Captain Cliff “JR” Mundinger, Jr. of Lake Talquin Trophy Guide Service ( said: "Upcoming weekend looks to be a great one, at least weather wise

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Deputy fired, arrested after allegedly making a ride along expose herself


Date: 3/3/2018 2:23:00 PM

After he asked the first time, Plunkett allegedly responded "no." Broughton then drove Plunkett to another location, Lake Talquin State Forrest, down a dirt road to show her his "big gun." While there, Plunkett stated this is where Deputy Broughton let her

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Crankbait Tips for Bass

Florida Sportsman

Date: 2/27/2018 5:45:00 PM

But with so many different makes and models on the market, how do you choose? David Boyd has fished Lake Talquin, outside Tallahassee, Florida, for over 20 years. Crankbaits are his “go-to” lure. “Crankbaits are good search tools because they cover a

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Ethanol Powers Crappie Masters Tourney Again


Date: 1/25/2018 5:18:00 AM

The next Crappie Masters Tournament Trail event is Feb. 2-3 at Lake Talquin in Gadsden County, Fla. The 2018 Crappie Masters Tournament Trail season runs through Oct. 20

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RFA sponsors 2018 Crappie Masters Tournament Trail

Ethanol Producer Magazine

Date: 1/24/2018 1:23:00 PM

The next Crappie Masters Tournament Trail event is Feb. 2-3 at Lake Talquin in Gadsden County, Florida. The 2018 Crappie Masters Tournament Trail season runs through Oct. 20. A full schedule is available here

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• Surface Area: 10,200 Acres
• Average Depth: 15 Feet
Lake Talquin is a reservoir located on the Ochlockonee River between Leon County and Gadsden County in north Florida. The lake, located about 10 miles (15 km) west of Tallahassee, is south of Interstate 10 and bordered by State Road 20 on the east and State Road 267 on the west.
The lake was created by the construction of the Talquin Dam, and used for the generation of hydroelectric power. The name Talquin is a contraction of the names of the two cities the lake lies between, Tallahassee and Quincy.
Rolling hills and deep ravines surround the lake. The water level is usually at the 70-ft contour (70 feet above sea level), but it can vary by as much as 3 feet. The lake's nominal surface area is about 10,000 acres, or about 15 square miles, but because of the shallow gradient in some of the inlets and the seasonal variations in water level, it is not possible to state a more precise figure for the size of the lake.
The lake's shoreline measures more than 40 miles, and considerably more if one includes all of the nooks and crannies of the numerous inlets. Most of this shoreline is public land, and is therefore undeveloped.
Most of the lake measures approximately 1 mile in width. The total length of the lake is almost 20 miles (depending on where one decides the river ends and the lake begins).
Lake Talquin is not, however, ideal for swimming. Most of the shoreline and bottom is muddy rather than sandy, and swimmers need to keep in mind that they are sharing the water with alligators, turtles, and snakes (particularly at the eastern end of the lake). Nor is water skiing a safe activity because of the numerous submerged tree stumps near the shores and inlets. The lake is, however, a good spot for day-sailing and canoeing, and the scenery is beautiful.
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