Santa Fe Lake

Alachua - Florida


  • 26 catches

  • 163 followers

  • 10 spots

This 5850-acre lake has a little northern area and a big southern arm connected by the pass where shad school and fishing is usually good for schooling largemouth and stocked sunshine bass. Numerous homes surround the lake, most with docks and ski boats;...

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  1. Guided myself to this nice bass. Took my dad for a pleasurable fishing trip. 17 bass caught and released.

    7 lb. 5 oz. 26 in. Largemouth Bass with a wild shiner

    1. Lure or bait nice fish
    2. Ron Sullivan
      Great Catch
    3. Kevin Wesley
      Great Fish Capt Kenny!
    4. Thx guys.
    5. That's a hog! Cool area too!
    6. Jonah Switzer
      What a fish!
    7. Surface strike on a shiner, and a good fight on spinning gear. Fun day all the way around.
    8. Beautiful Bass Capt.
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  2. Guided my dad to his 2nd biggest bass ever. 17 bass total.

    10 lb. 2 oz. 27 in. Largemouth Bass with a wild shiners

    1. Thx everyone !
    2. Great catch on that monster!
    3. Jonah Switzer
      Dang! What a day!
    4. Thx Capt. That lake is HOT, right now.
    5. Congrats to Dad and good work Capt!!
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  4. Took my buddy from Sarasota out today. Got few good ones.

    Black Crappie with a minnows

  5. Great fishing today with my dad Capt. Kenneth Walker, with me catching a 8 lb 12 oz and him catching an 8-4.

    8 lb. 12 oz. 28 in. Largemouth Bass with a Wild Shiners

    1. Judging by the size of that head it should be a 12 pounder easy when fat
    2. Rich Pardy
      Nice bass guys!!
    3. Melissa Norris
      great catch!😀
    4. Mike Walker
      I guess post spawn, my dad said just skinny. Caught another schoolie out of the same hole that was paper thin.
    5. Shawn Gearinger
      That looks like a 12 pounder in front and an 8 pounder in back! LOL Still its a great fish, she must have done her business already?
    6. Morris Campbell
      Still a trophy catch . Nice work!!!
    7. Morris Campbell
      Post Spawn???? Got an 11 lb head!!!!
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  6. 2 big bass 8-3/4 and 8-1/4. Larger one my son Mike Walker's and the smaller was mine

    8 lb. 4 oz. 26 in. Largemouth Bass with a wild shiners

    1. Rich No problem. I would love to take y'all out. Let me know.
    2. Rich Pardy
      If I can talk the GF into making a stop in that area on our way to the Keys I will let you know to set something up, thanks!!
    3. Rich, Come on down, the bass are fat & happy in April, just at the end of the spawn. Water is warming up and they are usually biting. Contact me and we can set ...more something up. I'll show you what this shiner fishing is all about.
    4. Rich Pardy
      I actually might have a chance to get down there in early April.
    5. Me too Rich, but some days we get really lucky and call it skills. Lol. But Morris is right, you need to get down and fish in some water and not thru the ice, and ...more thaw out. We did get down to 28 this morning, but it will be 75 tomorrow. Gotta love Florida.
    6. Morris Campbell
      Rich, get down here, thaw out and get one!!!
    7. Rich Pardy
      I dream of days when I could catch 2 big bass like that in one day.
    8. Tim Steinmetz
      Awesome bass!
    9. Derek Stitt
      Nice!
    10. Melissa Norris
      nice catch!😀
    11. Morris Campbell
      Thanks Capt. I am going to be fishing the Stick Marsh in late January. Got a few trips set up. Need a bass fix
    12. You're correct there. My son's fish was over 27 and stayed in the high 8's. When I saw the head / mouth, I just knew he had a 12+ and I even got excited. ...more Scales don't lie. I even tried 2 different scales. Same results. Just super skinny. Hope that changes , next month. Nice reds ur catching !
    13. Morris Campbell
      Nice one Kenneth!! They sure aren't fat yet. That one should crack ten with that length!!!
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  7. Slow bite today so far

    1 lb. 7 oz. 15 in. Black Crappie with a minnows

    1. Kevin Wesley
      Thanks for the information. Will definitely give it a try next time!
    2. Add a larger split shot above it about 6 in. And troll at 1/2-3/4 mph. Big lake, straight out from the pass, about 200-300 yrds.
    3. Kevin Wesley
      Thanks Kenny. 23ft in the big lake? Only found 20-21 in little lake. How do you keep the beetle spins spinning and keep them deep
    4. Kevin Put a 1/8 oz white / black bettle spin w/ a minnow on , a foot off the bottom to get the 2+ pounders. Deep water. 23 ft +.
    5. Gabe Garcia
      where did you catch em?
    6. Jon Acree
      That's Santa Fe for ya.
    7. Kevin Wesley
      Yeah only got 5 to the boat before the winds blew us away.
    8. Jon Acree
      Nothing wrong with that one.
    9. Rickey Roe
      I love Crappie fishing
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  8. Nice fish. Had 7-9, 2X 7-2 & 6-3. Great day with Mike & Monica

    7 lb. 9 oz. 24 in. Largemouth Bass with a shiner

    1. Morris Campbell
      You should be warmed up for Rodman now Kenneth..LOL
    2. Rich Pardy
      Catching some real nice bass!!
    3. Thx. Going back to Rodman tomorrow, giving these fish a rest
    4. Morris Campbell
      Nice work Capt. Kenneth!!!
    5. Shawn Gearinger
      That's a beautiful bass!
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  9. My PB sunshine bass.

    6 lb. 8 oz. 27 in. Hybrid Striped Bass with a shiner

    1. Rich Pardy
      Thanks guys, awesome day, man Im jealous, we are getting below zero temps and snow :(
    2. Rich, Morris is correct. Scared bass candy. Yes, that's why I use wild. Fear triggers just like a baby bluegill. By the way, I was the candy man today, I caught ...more 23 bass from 1 lb to 6 lbs 7 oz. wild shiners catch big bass.
    3. Morris Campbell
      Wild shiners are big bass candy
    4. Morris Campbell
      Huge difference Rich.
    5. Rich Pardy
      Do you guys use wild shiners caught cause I have heard guys swear by using them because they act more natural (fear) when fish approach them and trigger a strike. ...more When I use the bait shop ones for ice fishing they just dont seem to catch fish but if I put a bluegill on from that lake they will bomb it.
    6. Morris Campbell
      He fights like a 15 lb largemouth!!!
    7. Yeah Rich, wish I had the skill to catch that many big fish , on artificial. Maybe someday I'll be that good . Lol
    8. Rich Pardy
      Man you guys are slaying them with the shiners!!
    9. Shawn Gearinger
      Great catch!
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  10. 15-10 ft. Good sunshine bass area

    break line

    1. Caught all my Santa Fe bass / sunshines on wild shiners. This trip.
    2. Shawn Gearinger
      Great catch!
    3. Morris Campbell
      Dang!! I was hoping you got a 15lber.
    4. I wish !!
    5. No. that's depth. Sorry.
    6. Morris Campbell
      Did you get a giant Kenneth??
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  11. First fish of a awesome day

    4 lb. 11 oz. 26 in. Hybrid Striped Bass with a shiner

    1. Kevin Wesley
      I bet! They look like they would be a blast on light tackle at that size. Thanks again for tips!
    2. Yes Kevin, This one came in 12 ft, but I usually catch them speck fishing in 20+ ft on water. They are schoolers and on crappie rigs, they are all u want. Usually ...more hit several poles at once. Lots of fun
    3. Kevin Wesley
      Do you get those deep too Kenny?
    4. Yeah Jon. They will. My son caught a 8-0, in the same area, two days before. I did good on specks ( slabs ) last Wednesday. That lake is starting to go off.
    5. Jon Acree
      That's a good one. They will be 8lbs before we know it.
    6. That's a big one!
    7. They stock them. They fight good 2.
    8. Morris Campbell
      Nice shoulders on that one. Didn't know they were in there!
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