Fishing

If you or 16 yoa and older and plan to fish, gig suckers, or gig frogs on the Eglin reservation you will need the appropriate State of Florida and Eglin license or permits.

All creeks, streams and ponds on the Eglin reservation open to outdoor recreation are open to fishing. 

In addition to the regulations listed in the Outdoor Recreation, Hunting and Freshwater Fishing Regulations product, individual ponds may have specific regulations relating to that pond posted as needed.

The specific fishing regulations for the Eglin reservation are contained in the Outdoor Recreation, Hunting and Freshwater Fishing Regulations product, in addition to all state fishing laws and regulations. Carefully review the Florida Fishing Handbook for state fishing regulations and license information on general laws and regulations relating to fishing.

Eglin Lakes and Ponds

Name Acres
Anderson 3
Brandt Closed
Buck 5
College 28
Crain 3
Duck @ 30
Hurlburt Lake + ** 22
Indigo @ 6
Jacks + ** 21
Jr. Walton 4
Lower Memorial ** 40
Upper Memorial + ** 23
Speck 7
Roberts 8
Timberlake Closed
Weekly  + ** 6

+ Catch and release only.
** Restricted to DoD affiliated personnel and guests.

@ = Special Creel Limits Apply

Anderson Pond 

Be safe: always take water, sunblock, GPS and a cell phone in case of emergencies.  Let somebody know where you plan to be, the route you're taking, and when you plan to return.  

Weekly Pond on Eglin Main

Duck Pond

If saltwater fishing is your thing, head out to the beach or bay on Eglin reservation.  You can fish from the sand or get out in the water.  There are multiple kayak launches to fish in Choctawhatchee Bay for kayak fishing enthusiasts.