Lake Talquin


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68.48 FEET
Full Pool: 69.0
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$100M Worth Of Big Bend Projects Filed Ahead of Legislative Session


Date: 2/14/2017 7:27:00 PM

“We are close to Ochlockonee River and Lake Talquin, it’s a fishing resort. And sooner or later it’s going to start affecting those water bodies and we’ve got to be proactive.” Other infrastructure projects proposed include hospital improvements

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Man charged in bizarre kidnapping, sexual assault

Tallahassee Democrat

Date: 2/14/2017 10:42:00 AM

the Walmart on North Thomasville Road and throughout rural parts of Leon County before heading back on Blountstown Highway to a campsite on the south shore of Lake Talquin. The woman told investigators the rural route and his “twitchy” nature made her

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Rotary Youth Camp Recruiting Campers and Camp Counselors

Date: 2/8/2017 9:55:00 AM

The camp is held at Camp Wallwood Boy Scout Camp in Quincy on Lake Talquin. All facilities are ADA accessible and air conditioned. The week long camps are held throughout the month of July. Many of the campers attend camp for the first time and they are

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Hughes Team Wins Crappie Masters at Lake Talquin (FL)

Date: 2/7/2017 12:12:00 AM

Lake Talquin and Gadsden County Tourist Development Council played host to the second leg of the Crappie Masters, Florida State Championship and two-day national qualifying tournament February 3rd and 4th, sponsored by The Renewable Fuels Association

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Trolling Speckled Perch


Date: 2/6/2017 10:52:00 AM

How to dial in the bite during the spawn. Jared Leverette reels in a speckled perch, or black crappie, on north Florida’s Lake Talquin. On lakes big and small, in rough water or calm, trolling is a great way to catch speckled perch, a.k.a. black crappie

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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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