Lake Harris is an 13,788 acre lake located south and east of the City of Leesburg. Access to the lake is from Singletary Park on the outskirts of Leesburg on U.S. Hwy 27, at a City of Leesburg boat ramp in Venetian Gardens off of SR 44 (Dixie Avenue), at the Hickory Point recreational area ($2.00 fee per vehicle) on SR 19 south of Tavares, and in Astatula at a ramp on Florida Avenue west of C.R. 561. Lake Harris Lodge (352-343-4111) is a fish camp located on Lake Harris off of US Hwy 19 south of Tavares, and Palm Gardens (352-343-2024) is located on US Hwy 441 near Tavares.
Fishhound also offers a fishing forecast for the Harris Chain .
As the weather cools, crappie anglers should be able to find fish off-shore. When spawning begins, fish can be found in the vegetation in less than 3 feet of water. Bass will begin moving inshore late in the year to stage for spawning. At this time, flipping in heavy cover can produce results. Sunshine bass have been stocked into the Harris Chain recently, and some of these fish should find their way into Lake Harris. Fish on cold days early in the morning. Target these fish near schools of threadfin shad in the open water.