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Spruce Creek Swamp

Volusia County, Florida.

Spruce Creek Swamp ends in Osteen, Florida.

23 feet (7 meters)

0.03 miles (0.04 sq kilometers)

About The Spruce Creek Swamp

About Spruce Creek Swamp, FL

Spruce Creek Swamp is one of Florida’s famous blackwater streams in Edgewater, Volusia County. The creek has a total surface area of 0.0 miles and has an elevation of 23 feet. 

Anglers can visit the Wiregrass Prairie Reserve, which only takes  32 minutes from the swamp via Boy Scout Camp Rd. The reserve offers numerous swamps, bogs, cypress domes, and wet prairies.

Spruce Creek Swamp Fishing Description

All About Fishing in Spruce Creek Swamp, FL

Florida’s waters offer hundreds of fish varieties, a place to cast a line. Volusia County offers excellent fishing trips for anglers looking for adventure. Largemouth bass, red drum, and snakehead are found in Spruce Creek Swamp. Fish like channel catfish, king mackerel, black drum, and starry ray are also found in the stream. Largemouth bass eats smaller fish and consumes salamanders, mice, bats, and frogs. Young red drum preys on small crustaceans and marine worms, but as they mature, their diet shifts and they start consuming larger crabs, small fish, and shrimp. 

Because snakehead has a diverse diet, they usually devour other fish, crustaceans, gastropods, and smaller animals. Channel catfish mainly eat plants and animals. Categorized as carnivores, king mackerel feast on other fish and aquatic animals. Black drum are bottom feeders that consume mollusks and crabs primarily. Starry ray like to feast on bony fish and crustaceans.

It is best to scan the waters and observe the behavior of the fish you wish to catch. Fishing methods like spinning, baitcasting, fly fishing, and drift fishing can be used by anglers to go after the fish they want to capture. Anglers can use live baits as they are the best bait for bottom-feeders. Using live bait allows anglers to catch a wide variety of fish. The usage of an artificial lure is a good option.

For those ages 16 to 65, a current freshwater license is required. Licenses are valid for a year, for five years, and a lifetime is available.  But do not forget that if you fish with licensed charter captains, a fishing license is no longer needed.

Spruce Creek Swamp Seasonal & Other Description

Fishing Seasonality

Largemouth bass and channel catfish are both available year-round. The spawning season for largemouth bass starts from late winter to late spring. Channel catfish begin to spawn when water temperatures reach 75°F. The best season to catch a red drum is September, while breeding occurs between August and September. Snakeheads are very active during the summer months as they like hotter waters. They usually breed from late May and July until December. Spring is one of the best fishing seasons for king mackerel. Their spawning season starts in January until August, peaking in April and May. Black drum breed during spring, making it the best time to hunt for them. The ideal months after the starry ray are February, April, August, and November. Their mating season occurs from February to September, peaking in June.

Temperature and Optimal Seasons

Fishing Seasonality

Largemouth bass and channel catfish are both available year-round. The spawning season for largemouth bass starts from late winter to late spring. Channel catfish begin to spawn when water temperatures reach 75°F. The best season to catch a red drum is September, while breeding occurs between August and September. Snakeheads are very active during the summer months as they like hotter waters. They usually breed from late May and July until December. Spring is one of the best fishing seasons for king mackerel. Their spawning season starts in January until August, peaking in April and May. Black drum breed during spring, making it the best time to hunt for them. The ideal months after the starry ray are February, April, August, and November. Their mating season occurs from February to September, peaking in June.

Spruce Creek Swamp Fish Species

All About Fishing in Spruce Creek Swamp, FL

Florida’s waters offer hundreds of fish varieties, a place to cast a line. Volusia County offers excellent fishing trips for anglers looking for adventure. Largemouth bass, red drum, and snakehead are found in Spruce Creek Swamp. Fish like channel catfish, king mackerel, black drum, and starry ray are also found in the stream. Largemouth bass eats smaller fish and consumes salamanders, mice, bats, and frogs. Young red drum preys on small crustaceans and marine worms, but as they mature, their diet shifts and they start consuming larger crabs, small fish, and shrimp. 

Because snakehead has a diverse diet, they usually devour other fish, crustaceans, gastropods, and smaller animals. Channel catfish mainly eat plants and animals. Categorized as carnivores, king mackerel feast on other fish and aquatic animals. Black drum are bottom feeders that consume mollusks and crabs primarily. Starry ray like to feast on bony fish and crustaceans.

It is best to scan the waters and observe the behavior of the fish you wish to catch. Fishing methods like spinning, baitcasting, fly fishing, and drift fishing can be used by anglers to go after the fish they want to capture. Anglers can use live baits as they are the best bait for bottom-feeders. Using live bait allows anglers to catch a wide variety of fish. The usage of an artificial lure is a good option.

For those ages 16 to 65, a current freshwater license is required. Licenses are valid for a year, for five years, and a lifetime is available.  But do not forget that if you fish with licensed charter captains, a fishing license is no longer needed.

Great Snakehead

Habitat: Lakes, Reservoirs, Canals, Swamps, Rivers

Weight: 4 - 15 Pounds

Length: 18" - 72"

Largemouth Bass

Habitat: Lake, Pond, Rivers

Weight: 2 - 22 Pounds

Length: 15" - 32"

Redfish

Habitat: Onshore, Flats, Backcountry, Nearshore

Weight: 10 - 45 Pounds

Length: 30" - 61"

Channel Catfish

Habitat: Rivers, Tidal Mouths, Bends, Wrecks

Weight: 2 - 4 Pounds

Length: 15" - 25"