Santa Fe Lake

Alachua - Florida


  • 33 catches

  • 193 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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Recent Activity

Shared activity and fishing reports on and near Santa Fe Lake

  1. I lost a bass this morning about 4 lbs and he still has my $13.00 whopper stopper in his mouth. Boo hoo

    1. Doyle Shaw
      Near the mouth of Melrose Bay
  2. 5 lb. 12 oz. 23 in. Largemouth Bass with a shiner

    1. Doyle Shaw
      If I can I will catch them with a pole, if not I will use a net. They have been very hard to get the last couple of weeks.
    2. Doyle Shaw
      I just realized tonight that I caught the same bass two times. Caught her today and on march 30th. You can check the pictures on here. Same tail damage and the ...more rear upper fin has a cut between the 4th and 5th spine.
    3. Doyle Shaw
      I've never fished for catfish so I can't help you. The shiners I catch with a pole or net. I use bread balls for bait.
    4. Monica kraft
      We like to Catfish! Any good spots
    5. Monica kraft
      How do you catch your wild shiners?
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  3. Details: 5 lb. 2 oz. 23 in. Largemouth Bass with a Wild shiner

    Caught on the west side

  4. Fish wasn't biting at the grass line so I moved out to deeper water

    5 lb. 2 oz. 23 in. Largemouth Bass with a wild shiner

    1. Doyle Shaw
      Monica I was probably 100 yes, just guessing. I know it was 7 ft of water
    2. Melissa Norris
      nice catch πŸ˜€
    3. Monica kraft
      Nice fish!
      How far from the bank?
      We went out and the wind kicked our butt!
    4. Morris Campbell
      NIce bass Doyle
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  5. 7' 14". And 5' 8"

    7 lb. 14 oz. Largemouth Bass with a shiner

    1. scott clark
      good day there
    2. Mike D
      Very nice !!!
    3. Rich Pardy
      Couple of monsters, nice catch!!
    4. Kevin Wesley
      Anyone know where I can net some wild shiners? I heard Howard still sells them but I gotta watch the funds!
    5. Kevin Wesley
      Nice pigs there Doyle!
    6. Morris Campbell
      Awesome!! Nice work Doyle!!
    7. Doyle Shaw
      I put them in the water about 2 seconds after I got this picture.
    8. Nice catch guys. Are you releasing these pretty fish ?
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  6. Put my clients on 12 bass . Largest was 7-3/4

    7 lb. 12 oz. 24 in. Largemouth Bass with a wild shiner

    1. Rich, You know they will be posted when and if I find that party.
    2. Rich Pardy
      We are lucky if our big girls ever get that big, cant wait to see the pics when the big girls decide to join your party :)
    3. Still looking for the giant girls, they must be at a pre- spawn party , somewhere Rich
    4. Several of the medium fish were pre spawn
    5. Ben Ford
      Hawg!!
    6. Morris Campbell
      Did you get many Pre spawn Kenneth? We had about 1/2 that were post spawn .
    7. Morris Campbell
      Nice work Capt. It was cold and blowing!!!
    8. Mike D
      Very nice !!!
    9. Rich Pardy
      Nice day and nicer bass to top it off!!
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  7. Trolling the shore line

    4 lb. 10 oz. Largemouth Bass with a shiner

    1. Mike D
      Nice one !
    2. Ben Ford
      Nice fish!
    3. Rich Pardy
      Nice bass!!
    4. Derek Stitt
      Nice oneπŸ‘
    5. Morris Campbell
      Beautiful Florida Bass Colors on that one. Nice!!
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  8. Caught while fishing for bass

    9 lb. 6 oz. Bowfin with a shiner

    1. Jonah Switzer
      Thats a huge Bowfin! Nice catch!
    2. Rich Pardy
      Them bows are fun fish to catch
    3. Doyle Shaw
      It's the biggest one I've ever seen
    4. Jon Acree
      That's a grown one for Santa Fe
    5. Morris Campbell
      Big toothy!!!
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  9. 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. Monica kraft
      Nice catch!
    2. Jonathan Sanchez
      Lure or bait nice fish
    3. Ron Sullivan
      Great Catch
    4. Kevin Wesley
      Great Fish Capt Kenny!
    5. Thx guys.
    6. Shawn Gearinger
      That's a hog! Cool area too!
    7. Jonah Switzer
      What a fish!
    8. Surface strike on a shiner, and a good fight on spinning gear. Fun day all the way around.
    9. Morris Campbell
      Beautiful Bass Capt.
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  11. 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. chris cosat
      Honorable Captain!
    2. Not this one. She was gilled during the fight and after an hour of trying to save her, she died. No she will forever be immortalized in a scenery with my 12-3 reproduction. ...more Unfortunate accident. Broke both our hearts. Wonderful fish. No release - no trophy catch.
    3. chris cosat
      Did you log it with Trophy Catch Florida?
    4. Thx everyone !
    5. Shawn Gearinger
      Great catch on that monster!
    6. Jonah Switzer
      Dang! What a day!
    7. Thx Capt. That lake is HOT, right now.
    8. Morris Campbell
      Congrats to Dad and good work Capt!!
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