Lake Ella Tallahassee Fl

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Ella Lake

Lake Ella is a public lake in Lake County, Florida. The lake is a great decision for fishing in the area. It’s’ located in Lake County, Florida, and provides fine dining and lodging options, Lake Ella.

About Lake Ella

Lake Ella is a lake in central Tallahassee, Florida on US 27 just south of Tharpe Street and just north of Downtown. Ella Lake has an area of 12 acres (49,000 m²). Once used for cattle, it now has three fountains used for recreation, flood protection, and stormwater pollution control.

The lake was initially called Bull Pond (sometimes spelled Buhl). Records for this name date back as far as 1867 when some local black churches held baptisms in its clear waters. In 1867 some 2000 “freedmen” gathered there for a day-long political rally.

In the early 20th century, Lake Ella became part of the “Old Spanish Trail”, a coast-to-coast highway extending from San Diego to St. Augustine, Fl. This was one of a network of named roads, so-called to promote tourism. On the west bank of the lake are several cottages that were once part of the Tallahassee Motor Hotel, a hotel opened by Gilbert S. Chandler in 1925 to cater to this tourist trade. Around the same time, the lake was renamed, Lake Ella.

The cottages were once used as lakefront honeymoon rooms but are now occupied by local businesses. On the north shore of the lake is American Legion Post 13.

Ella Lake Fishing

The lake located just 11 miles from Crestview, Florida, United States, near Dorcas, FL. Fishermen will find a variety of fish, including channel catfish, bowfin, and bluegill here. 

Whether you’re spinning or baitcasting, your chances of getting a bite here are good. So grab your favorite fly fishing rod and reel, and head out to Lake Ella. If all goes well, the mudfish will be hooked by your chicken entrails, the catfish will be biting your shad, and the bream will be grabbing your chubs.

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After your adventure, be sure to come back and share a review about Lake Ella. Update the lake’s details, share photos of your outing, details of your catch on social media to help your fellow fishermen learn from your experience.

And please remember to check with the local Fish and Wildlife department to ensure the lake is open to the public and that you have the necessary fishing license. Now, what are you waiting for? Get fishing!

Nearest Town: Silver Beach Heights, Florida
Lake Size: 468 Acres
Fishing Species: Largemouth Bass, Bluegill, Shellcracker
Lake Notes: Connects to Holly Lake.
Located: Lake County Florida Fishing

Geocode: Latitude: 28.9627636 – Longitude: -81.7081319

Lake Ella Reviews

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Lake Ella
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Fish lake Ella because I had some time to kill, then walked the park. Many people were walking the path that circles the lake. Really enjoyed the park, the fishing wasn't that good but it was all close to the parking lot. It was a good time…
- James Jones
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