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Guide to fishing for largemouth bass, channel catfish, black crappie, bluegill, redbreast sunfish, redear sunfish, warmouth, hybrid striped bass and chain pickerel at Lake Eustis in Florida.

Lake Eustis, FL

With more than fifteen miles of shoreline and a healthy population of largemouth bass, Lake Eustis is a popular bass tournament venue. As one of the Seven Harris Chain Lakes, this 7,800-acre lake is is a popular fishing tournament destination.

Lake Eustis in Florida is a fantastic fishing destination that attracts anglers of all skill levels. The lake is known for its diverse fish species and provides ample opportunities for anglers to reel in some impressive catches.

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Bass fishing is a major draw on Lake Eustis, with largemouth bass being the most sought-after species. The lake's abundant vegetation, submerged structure, and ample forage make it an ideal habitat for bass. Anglers can employ various techniques, such as flipping, pitching, and using topwater lures, to entice these prized game fish. Lake Eustis is renowned for producing trophy-sized bass, offering anglers a chance to experience the thrill of landing a lunker.

Catfish are also prevalent in Lake Eustis, providing anglers with exciting fishing opportunities. Channel catfish and bullhead catfish can be found throughout the lake's waters. Anglers can target these species using a variety of baits, such as stinkbaits, chicken liver, or cut bait. Catfish are known for their hard-fighting nature, making them a favorite among many anglers.

Black crappie, sunfish, and other panfish are abundant in Lake Eustis, making it an excellent spot for family-friendly fishing. Anglers can enjoy catching crappie using small jigs or live minnows, while sunfish can be caught using worms or crickets. These species provide a fun and rewarding fishing experience, particularly for younger anglers.

Lake Eustis is also home to hybrid stripers and chain pickerel, adding to the variety of fishing opportunities available. Hybrid stripers, a crossbreed between striped bass and white bass, are prized for their aggressive strikes and hard-fighting nature. Anglers targeting hybrid stripers often use live bait, such as shiners or shad, or artificial lures to entice these fish. Chain pickerel, with their toothy jaws and aggressive feeding habits, provide an additional challenge for anglers seeking some excitement.

Anglers visiting Lake Eustis should familiarize themselves with the fishing regulations and licensing requirements set by the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission. Respecting these regulations helps preserve the fishery and ensures sustainable fishing for years to come.

Whether you're a dedicated angler or a recreational fisherman, Lake Eustis in Florida offers a diverse range of fishing opportunities. With its popular fish species such as bass, catfish, crappie, sunfish, hybrid stripers, and chain pickerel, combined with the option for boating and camping, Lake Eustis provides a memorable fishing experience in the heart of Florida's natural beauty.

The lake is located in central Florida, 5 miles east of Leesburg. In addition to excellent bass fishing, Lake Eustis servers up nice stringers of crappie, bluegill, sunfish, catfish and hybrid stripers (sunshine bass) and an occasional pickerel. Access for fishing from the bank is limited, but there are rental boats available and two boat launch ramps serve the public. Lakeshore Ramp Eustis is located at the northeast corner of the lake, off Lakeshore Drive. Tavares Boat Ramp is right off US-441 S, at the southern tip of the reservoir.

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Primary fish species residing in Lake Eustis

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Largemouth bass Channel catfish Black crappie Bluegill Redbreast Sunfish Redear Sunfish Warmouth Hybrid Stripers Chain pickerel

Lake Eustis Amenities

Marina: YES
Boat Rental: YES
Boat Launch Ramp: YES
Campgrounds: NO
RV Hookups: NEARBY
Lodging: YES
Convenience Store: YES
Bait & Tackle: YES
Restaurant: YES

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Apart from fishing, Lake Eustis offers boating and camping amenities for outdoor enthusiasts. Anglers can explore the lake's waters by motorized boats, kayaks, or canoes. The lake features boat ramps and marinas for convenient access. Camping facilities are available nearby, allowing anglers to extend their fishing trip and enjoy the scenic beauty of the area.

Fishing Boat Rentals

Get Wet Water Sports
Rentals: Pontoon boats
407 476-3737

Lake Adventures Boat Rentals
Rentals: Pontoon boats
844 525-3386

Palm Gardens Boat Rentals
Rentals: Pontoon boats
352 343-2024

Public Boat Launch Ramps & Landings

Lakeshore Boat Launch Ramp
Located in the northeast section of the lake, off Lakeshore Drive, this is a two-lane, concrete ramp with docks and paved parking.

Tacares Boat Launch Ramp
Located mid lake, on the south side of the lake, off US Highway 441, this is a two-lane, concrete ramp with a dock and paved parking.


Lake Eustis Marina
350 Lakeshore Dr.
​Eustis, FL 32726
352 409-5137

Click here for a Florida Fishing License.

Campgrounds & RV Parks Nearby

Southern Palms RV Resort - 352 357-8882

Lake Saunders RV Resort - 352 383-4003

No campgrounds are at, or nearby the lake.

Lake Eustis FL Map - Fishing & Camping Areas

Contact Information

Lake Eustis
Lake Eustis Marina
350 Lakeshore Dr
Eustis, FL 32726
352 409-5137


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