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.


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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:

Current water levels are quite low going into this quarter, about 1-1 ½ ft. below.  Continued low water levels mean that offshore structure in the form of pilings, docks, or drop-offs will probably be the key to finding bass.  Bulrush may be productive, if waters come back up to a normal level.  Bluegill and Redear Sunfish will spawn periodically throughout the quarter wherever they can find vegetation or structure with sufficient water depth.  If the fish are inshore, fish early in the mornings before the sun heats them up and the fish go deep looking for cooler waters.


FWC Facts:
Some snook spend more time in fresh water than saltwater.

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