Astor is a community in Lake County, Florida. It is located on the west side of the St. Johns River between Lake George and Lake Dexter. Astor, you see, is sliced through its center by the St. Johns River. There, the Northeast Florida river is narrow, deep and dark, but just north and south of town, the St. Johns widens into lakes big and small, and there is a labyrinth of feeder creeks, canals, backwater bays and sloughs full of fish. his quick overview of current Astor fishing shows much of why the area is such an angling paradise. If crappies are not hitting, bass or bream likely are, or perhaps catfish or even striped bass. Three miles north of Astor is sprawling Lake George. Between the lake and town there are spring creeks feeding the river, as well as many residential canals and backwater sloughs that locals call "mud lakes." Several miles south of Astor and off the St. Johns there are lakes Dexter and Woodruff. These waters north and south of Astor have many square miles of fishing territory loaded with crappie, bream, bass and other species. And it's all quickly convenient to anglers in Astor. The unique beauty of the Astor area of the St. Johns River is the wide variety of water available. This is important to fishermen because, depending on the weather, fish might be tight to creek banks or mud lake shorelines for spawning. Or they might be in deeper, open water in a pre-spawn or post-spawn condition. Or they might be located somewhere in between the two extremes.