Lake Talquin


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Outdoors: Preparation is key to boating pleasure

Tallahassee Democrat

Date: 5/17/2018 10:27:00 AM

Lake Talquin Captain Cliff “JR” Mundinger, Jr. of Lake Talquin Trophy Guide Service ( said: "Bass fishing on Lake Talquin is still pretty good and should be even better this weekend after lots of wet

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Outdoors: Get stuck on circle hooks

Tallahassee Democrat

Date: 5/10/2018 3:30:00 PM

Truly sad given how this remarkable fishery had rebounded since the last draining in 2012.” Captain Cliff “JR” Mundinger, Jr. of Lake Talquin Trophy Guide Service (; said: “What a crazy week it was on

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Outdoors: Cautiously optimistic

Tallahassee Democrat

Date: 5/3/2018 12:58:00 PM

Captain Cliff “JR” Mundinger, Jr. of Lake Talquin Trophy Guide Service ( said: Warm temperature has landed in Tallahassee, Florida this week. Should make for excellent bass and bream fishing too

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How many tree species? Diversity thrives at Torreya State Park

Tallahassee Democrat

Date: 4/26/2018 4:40:00 PM

Besides Torreya State Park, other areas to see many different types of trees in our area include Wakulla Springs, Florida Caverns State Park, and Bear Creek Educational Forest in Lake Talquin State Forest. Lastly, I think this all brings us to the point

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Outdoors: Jacks get no respect

Tallahassee Democrat

Date: 4/26/2018 10:48:00 AM

Now that the warm weather is here, the fishing is going to get better and better. Captain Cliff “JR” Mundinger, Jr. of Lake Talquin Trophy Guide Service ( said: "Bass fishing finally got a little better on

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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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