Seminole & Volusia counties
The 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.
Largemouth bass fishing has been improving in this lake over the years. However, high waters at the start of this quarter will make locating fish difficult, as they will be dispersed onto the floodplain and amongst the now-flooded trees. Once water levels fall into normal levels, 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.