Lake Garcia Florida

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About the Lake

The Lake Garcia Reservoir is a 3,149-acre reservoir along the east coast of central Fl. Facilities at the lake include a double lane concrete boat ramp, parking lot, and picnic pavilion. There are good numbers of largemouth bass produced each year and shared on trophy catch. Largemouthbluegill, and black crappie are also present here. In this case, great Florida fishing for you is spelled Ansin Reservoir!


Lake Garcia Fl Fishing

Anglers have choices when fishing Garcia, lots of grass, shell bars, cypress trees, and even a few deepwater locations in the middle of the lake. The canals in Garcia lake fishermen report have an adequate concentration of fish, especially panfish. Most anglers focus on the scattered vegetation which is throughout the lake.

Considered a big open reservoir, so not much protection from the elements, especially the wind. When the wind blows, it does tend to stir up the H2O, making it off-colored at best. If you’re not familiar with Fl, it’s common on Blue Cypress, Toho, and even Okeechobee.

It’s considered one of the most scenic lakes in Central Fla, like Farm 13 and Fellesmere lake is was also once old farmland. It’s regarded as a shallow body of water, so caution should be taken until you become familiar with the place. The blessing is, it’s not stumpy like the counterpart, Stick Marsh reservoir, but it does have submerged levees outlining the ditches like Fellesmere Reservior. Because management uses it to filter aqua, at times, it’s full submerged grass of all types, a fair amount of lily pads, and some reeds. You won’t lack seeing wildlife; it’s pretty abundant.

The reservoir is favored because the fishing is good; once you learn it, they produce better each time visited. If there is a downside, the average fish is smaller, and this is simply due to the large population of bass. With all Florida lakes, this one has its share of trophy bass; you have to weed through the masses to find them. So, if you are looking for fun, great action, this may be a place for you.

You’ll like this Reservoir if you give it a chance!!!

Fishing Technique

The techniques to catching are endless; whatever you want to do, it is available. Flip, Pitch, Crank, Fluck, Worm, Topwater is only limited by your ability and the vegetation. Lures that cover with speed and distancer are good choices when the fish are active; a speed worm or fluke will allow you to do that effectively and not get frustrated. When the angling area is less active, try to share casting a Senko and a great old reliable worm.

If the wind is blowing, try adding a small 1/16 weight to your bait to provide more feel, control, and casting distance—my favorite color in Central Florida is Green Pumpkin, which always does well. As an alternative choice, we like dark colors, Junebug and black.

If topwater is your thing, try a Zoom Horny toad soft plastic frog as it will come through all the cover very well.  And like all reservoirs in Fla, the Wild Shiners work very well.

Top Garcia Reservior Fishing Guides

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Garcia Reservior Reviews

Bass Fishing at its Finest

Lake Garcia
Excellent lake for testing your fishing skills. If fish are active, multiple fishing techniques and presentations produce quality bass. The scenery is unmatched. Not sure if I'd kayak fish this lake. Regularly see big gators in Lake Garcia. BIG!
- Scottwood

Great Secret Spot

Lake Garcia
Great place to fish, have fish several time with Capt Turtle with great success. Its the back side of Stick Marsh with little to no pressure, so highly recommend this lake and Capt Turtle.
- Tom Markers
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Top Garcia Fish Species

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Chain Pickerel

Chain Pickerel

Lake Garcia Florida Boat Ramp

Lake Garcia Reservoir is open 24/7; there are no restrictions as for restrictions. The standard rules regarding state fish limits apply. At Lake Garcia boat ramp there are no facilities, but they do share a nicely paved parking lot, with two boat ramps and additional airboats.

Ansin Directions

The Reservoir’s main boat ramp is positioned right off State Road 512, just north of the intersection with SR60. Unlike Farm 13, there is no rough, dusty road to drive down to get to the boat ramp. Its easily accessed from I95 in Sebastian at exit 156. Head west on SR 512, which leads to Fellsmere’s town, continues out of town follow the bend to the South, heading to SR60. See our map below.

Map of Garcia Reservoir Florida

Click below to find an Ansin Garcia reservoir Fl map with the region along with which fishing guide in Central Region!

Lake Garcia Fishing Report

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