Lake Panasoffkee is a 4,460-acre Fish Management Area located by the town of Lake Panasoffkee. Panasoffkee is truly unusual, a natural spring-fed lake, water depths seldom exceed four feet. Lake Panasoffkee connects to the Withlacoochee River which is well over 157 miles long flowing out to the Gulf of Mexico. I-75 runs along the eastern edge and C.R. 470 along the southern and western shore. A public ramp is available on the Outlet River, west of the lake on C.R. 470. There's abundant numbers of threadfin shad (excellent bass forage) and largemouth bass in the 1 to 4 pound range with very big stomachs. Bass are feeding heavily on the readily available threadfin shad. Fishing floating Rat-L-Trap or shallow diving crankbaits with chartreuse in it (to match up with the threadfin’s yellow/green tail). Jerkworms and spinnerbaits will also produce schooling-size bass.There are also large numbers of smaller sized bluegill around eel grass beds and near shore. Fishing crickets or grass shrimp around eel grass beds should work well for the available bream.

Our bait recommendations

Here's the baits that our Pros love for this lake.