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:

Hurricane Irma caused flooding of the area surrounding Lake Monroe, and as of December the lake is still 2 feet above normal. These high waters have lead to lower water clarity and a loss of vegetation in the lake. Anglers targeting largemouth bass will see sunshine bass more regularly as stocked fish continue to enter the fishery.


FWC Facts:
Some biologists feel that mullet jump because they are trying to remove parasites. Others believe it may be part of schooling behavior in mullet.

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