Johns Lake is located in North Park, northwest of Orlando, Florida. rated in the top 10 lakes in Florida. Largemouth bass are the primary species here but Crappie and Bluegill are also present. The lake has a lot of structure with weed beds and can be fished from the shore in certain areas.
The John’s Lake boat ramp is around 6 miles east of Clermont on Highway 50. Even with the development of most of the shoreline and being so close to Orlando, this lake produces excellent bass fishing during the week. Everything about this lake is perfect for bass. The water color is slightly stained, which is good for Florida. There are multiple rocky structures, coral rock covers the bottom throughout the lake and there is adequate cover despite the building of homes around the shoreline. Water levels fluctuate, but always return to normal. The State of Florida restocked the lake with 500,000 baby bass in the early 2000’s. The bass are now reaching trophy size and the lake is continuing it’s reputation as a great bass fishery.
When at the lake anglers have a very big range of lures that can be used ranging from rattle traps to worms. There is an idle zone that holds really good schooling action, usually early in the day. once the afternoon approaches and temperatures warm up, both water and air, Carolina rigged worms and lizards are great for fishing. the Lake’s habitat goes from thick grass beds, lily pads, reeds, hydrilla and submerged trees and branches. Fish will be staying close to cover. quite a few of these areas have waters that run deep around 12 feet, and deeper in some areas. search the waters as you will find submerged grass beds out in the middle of the lake, these beds will hold some great bass. Many of our clients have seen first hand the fight these fish put up. the lake offers plenty of docks for flipping and plenty of un-developed shore lines which have some great fishing action. spring, and fall are great times for serious top water action out here. Summer and winter months tend to produce better action with slower type baits and even some good ole fashioned spoon action. mixing it up with baits can yield some great fish.RESERVE YOUR TRIP TODAY