Lake MonroeSeminole & 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.


TrophyCatchTrophyCatch Tracker

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 Lake Monroe:

Lunker Club (8 – 9.9 pounds): 11

Trophy Club (10 – 12.9 pounds): 1


 Current Forecast:

Eelgrass beds and hydrilla provide excellent habitat for largemouth bass, black crappie (speckled perch), bream and occasionally striped bass.  Bulrush patches are coming back and should also provide better cover for sportfish.  Continued stocking of sunshine bass gives anglers greater opportunities for fishing.  Drifting jigs and live minnows should produce good catches of crappie and sunshine bass as the quarter progresses.


FWC Facts:
The Marine Fisheries Stock Enhancement program breeds and rears game fish and mollusks for release into marine waters and evaluates the use of hatchery-reared animals.

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