June 19 North Withlacoochee River

FCFF invites members to fish a spring-fed, pristine, little-known river in North Florida, the North Withlacoochee River — with David Lambert and Dick Michaelson.

The Spot:

The North Withlacoochee drops out of Georgia and intersects the Suwannee River at Suwannee River State Park, near Live Oak, Florida. This river is navigable by kayaks, canoes, and small boats, usually nothing larger than a 16-foot.  Members will receive email with location  information and directions.

Withalacoochee River
Withaacoochee River, Lee FL


FCFFers will meet up at David Lambert’s house on the WIthlacoochee River around 8’oclock a.m. and launch canoes and kayaks down the skids on his bank around 9.  Or they can opt to launch with the club’s power boaters at River Park Boat Ramp n Madison County, 6  miles upstream.  It takes 2-4 hours to float and fish down to Lambert’s property. Paddle fishers can take their boats out of the water there. Boaters, will motor back to the ramp and we’ll shuttle them back to their vehicles.

Quick Facts

  • Small River — Kayak, canoe, small boat
  • Fish for black, redeye, and suwannee bass, Bream, sunfish, bluegills, redear, redbellies, and fliers
  • 4 – 7-weight rods with floating lines
  • Flies — topwater, bream poppers, foam poppers, spiders, round dinnys, size 6-10
    dropper rigs, pheasant nymphs, hares ears, woolly buggers and similar, size 6-12 or so
    bass flies or any sort. We recommend you debarb hooks.


The club will provide lunch and drinks at Lambert’s around 1:30 p.m., Saturday. We have some chairs available, but bring your own lawn chair.

Plan ahead:

Advanced sign up is requested for this outing.