Stick Marsh Lake

About Stick Marsh Lake

Today, fishermen and wildlife aficionados from all over the country flock to Stick Marsh & Farm 13 year round to enjoy the natural wildlife and "the world's best bass fishing". In the rural southeast region of Florida lies the nation’s most abundant natural fishery:
Stick Marsh & Farm 13.

Opened to the public in 1991, Stick Marsh & Farm 13 began as an effort by the St. Johns River Water Management District to filter the farmland runoff before it entered the St. Johns River. Much to the surprise of everyone involved, a miracle took place.

The impoundment, which was once a vegetable farm and adjacent swampland, became a haven like no other for wildlife of many species, including largemouth bass. Wild orange trees, palm trees, bushes, and shrubs formed unique new structures and food sources for the bass that migrated in from the St. Johns River.

StickMarsh-AlligatorThese coincidental events caused the highest growth rate in largemouth bass ever recorded: a whopping 2.5 pounds per year! Astonished marine biologists opened the impoundment to public fishing only to find 10, 12, and 14 pound bass being caught by equally astonished fishermen on a daily basis.

Today, fishermen and wildlife aficionados from all over the country flock to Stick Marsh & Farm 13 year round to enjoy the natural wildlife and “the world’s best bass fishing”.

With the help of a good fishing guide, even beginners have been known to reel in monster bass weighing over 10 and 12 pounds. The key is knowing where to find these elusive lunkers in the maze of underwater structure.

Good Read: “My Day on the Stick/Marsh 13” – by Danny Barker, FishExplorer.com

Your Bass Professional Guide Service – One Cast Away is that key.

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