Experience the Very Best in Fishing!

Putnam County is home to 3 of the “Top 10” bass fisheries in Florida – the St. Johns River, Crescent Lake and Rodman Reservoir. Rodman also made #14 of the top 100 most productive bass fisheries in the nation by Bassmaster Magazine (2013).

Known as the “Bass Capital of the World”, Putnam County also offers a list of other freshwater and saltwater or brackish-water fishing. Freshwater species include the largemouth bass, black crappie (speckled perch), bluegill, shell cracker, warmouth and catfish.  Saltwater species include red fish, flounder, sea trout and tarpon.  Shrimp migrate up the brackish water during the summer months and striped bass can be caught mostly during the fall and winter months.

During your stay with us, be sure to experience Putnam County’s old Florida charm and join in celebrating our heritage at one of our many festivals – The Florida Azalea Festival, St. Johns River Catfish Festival, Blue Crab Festival or Blueberry Festival, just to name a few.  Tour historic homes and churches built in the 1800’s.  Don’t miss the Palatka Mural Tour, featuring more than 30 larger-than-life artistic renderings that depict the historical, cultural and natural riches of Putnam County.