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.
Low waters will make getting to inshore vegetation difficult. Offshore structure in the form of pilings, docks, or drop-offs will probably be the key to finding fish. Bulrush may be productive, if the waters are deep enough to hold fish. Use a long heavy rod or cane pole and dip into the interior of the vegetation. Bluegill will spawn periodically throughout the quarter wherever they can find vegetation with sufficient water depth. Fish inshore early in the mornings before the sun heats them up and the fish go deep looking for cooler waters.