Biologists from FWC’s Division of Freshwater Fisheries Management and the Fish and Wildlife Research Institute teamed up to improve angling opportunities on Lake Piney Z in Tallahassee. Biologists added 48 recycled plastic fishing structures to existing fish attractors back in mid-November 2020. All fish attractors can easily be reached from shore via the lake’s numerous fishing piers. The attractors are all marked with a floating buoy and are securely anchored to the lake bottom with concrete blocks.
This 193-acre lake is part of the L. Kirk Edwards Wildlife and Environmental Area. Lake Piney Z was recently named as a Top-10 “Mom-Approved” fishing and boating destination in the United States. Lake Piney Z remains a popular fishing destination in the Tallahassee area due to an abundance of shoreline fishing access. Hand-launching of kayaks, canoes, and small jon boats is also permitted (gasoline engines are not allowed). The lake has an abundance of fish species including largemouth bass, black crappie, bluegill, redear sunfish, and catfish. Lake Piney Z also offers various wildlife viewing opportunities, a paddling trail, a walking/biking trail, and many family-friendly amenities.