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 .
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 the Harris Chain of Lakes:
Lunker Club (8 – 9.9 pounds): 74
Trophy Club (10 – 12.9 pounds): 15
Largemouth bass fishing should still be going strong as we move towards the summer. Focus efforts around docks and emergent grass along the shoreline. Last year, FWC installed 700 artificial tree limbs in Lake Harris. The locations of the fish attractors are marked with a large white buoy. Try fishing for bass, bream, crappie and sunshine bass around the fish attractors with rattle-traps, vertical jigs, worms, live minnows or topwater lures. These artificial attractors have been used on nearby Lake Griffin with success, and they should provide Lake Harris anglers with great places to target multiple species of freshwater fish.