Please note I have moved away from this chain of lakes and now have to travel 300 miles round trip. Therefore last minute and half days are no longer an option for me.
The nine Harris Chain of Lakes total approximately 76,000 acres. Twenty years ago these lakes hosted numerous national bass tournaments including the B.A.S.S. Megabucks and now on a annual basis the BassMaster Elite Series tournament trail.
Knowledgeable local anglers and fishing guides such as One Cast Away, produce excellent catches of bass on a regular basis. Many local clubs have conducted a weekly or monthly tournament on the Harris Chain many years.
Analysis records over the last five years show that the Harris Chain of Lakes to be very productive, producing 5 fish tournament limits of over 20 pounds on a regular basis. Many times, Nine, ten and 11 pound bass regularly anchor these catches. In 2012, our fishing guides have been more consistent year around on this Harris Chain of lakes then ever before.
Lake County’s “Big-Catch” Prospects
Regarded as a premier fishing destination in North America, Florida is often referred to as “The Fishing Capital of the World.” However, few areas in the state produce so many “big-catch” prospects as Lake County. During one month alone in 2005, more than 350 professional and amateur anglers converged for two separate nationally-televised fishing tournaments in Lake County.
A Fisherman and Boaters Paradise
These are big fish lakes with strong healthy bass. Local bass fishing tournaments are held on a weekly basis and the Harris Chain is now a popular stop on the ESPN B.A.S.S. Tournament Trail with its great fishing highlighted on many outdoor TV shows.
Crappie fishing time is here in the northeast region. Lake Harris always attracts many anglers for this reason. Some popular locations cited by locals include Johnson Point, Horseshoe Island, Long Island, and the 19 Bridge. Locals fish using a variety of techniques, including: jigs or minnows under corks, spider rigs, and trolling baits. Also, as the water temperature reaches the mid-60s, bass fishing should start to heat up. Some popular spots include the Dead River and the shoreline adjacent to the Leesburg Airport. Soft plastics are always a good choice.
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