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.


TrophyCatchTrophyCatch Tracker

TrophyCatch 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:

Largemouth bass fishing has been improving in this lake over the years. The shoreline near Enterprise should provide good habitat and some deeper water bulrush patches for largemouth bass, black crappie (speckled perch), bream and occasionally striped bass. Anglers should begin to see Sunshine bass more regularly as stocked fish continue to enter the fishery. Eelgrass patches should be holding bass, while black crappie should be moving closer to shore, especially during the full moons of February and March.


FWC Facts:
Atlantic stingrays can be found more than 200 miles up the St. Johns River and have been known to pup as far upstream as Lake Harney.

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