Lake Rousseau in West Central Florida is a man made 3,657-acre lake. Three counties surround Lake Rousseau. Levy County to the North (Inglis). Citrus County to the South (Crystal River) and Marion County bounds the East (Dunnellon). The Rainbow River and Withlacoochee Rivers feed Lake Rousseau. Lake Rousseau is primarily a Bass fishing lake because of the abundance of vegetation and natural cover. Big Bass like this stumpy lake and so do a large variety of other fresh water species like catfish, specs, and stump knockers. The old river channel cuts through Lake Rousseau to the Inglis Dam and Cross Florida Barge Canal. Fishing is good year round on Lake Rousseau and the Withlacoochee River backwaters of Florida.