Seminole & Volusia counties

Lake MonroeThe St. Johns River flows through this 9,406-acre lake. The city of Sanford borders the southern shoreline. Public access can be utilized off the Seminole County side of the intersection of Highway 17/92 and I-4; the north side of the lake off of Enterprise Road; and at Monroe Harbor Marina in downtown Sanford. Private access and more recent fishing information can be obtained from Lake Monroe Inn Bait & Tackle (407-322-3108), Highbanks Marina and Camp Resort (386-668-4491), or Best Western Marina (407-323-1910).

For further information please contact our Regional Office at 352-732-1225.

 

Popular species:

Popular fish species

Fish graphics by Duane Raver, Jr.

 

TrophyCatchTrophyCatch Tracker

TrophyCatch External link is FWC's citizen-science program that rewards anglers for documenting and releasing trophy bass 8 pounds or larger. The following TrophyCatch bass have been submitted from Lake Monroe:

Lunker Club (8 – 9.9 pounds): 11

Trophy Club (10 – 12.9 pounds): 2

 

 Current Forecast:

Fishing at the start of this quarter may be difficult, as post-Irma flooding has led to relatively high water levels. Getting access to the lake may be tricky with some boat ramps closed or inaccessible. Waters at the start of this quarter will be murky and very tannin-stained due to runoff. Eelgrass beds and hydrilla provide excellent habitat for largemouth bass, black crappie (speckled perch), bream and occasionally striped bass. Bulrush patches are coming back and should also provide better cover for sportfish. Continued stocking of sunshine bass gives anglers greater opportunities for fishing. Drifting jigs and live minnows should produce good catches of crappie and sunshine bass as the quarter progresses.

 



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