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Guide To Fishing At Lake Harris

AKA: Harris Chain of Lakes, Ocklawaha Chain of Lakes

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Lake Harris, FL

Boating and great fishing are the main draws at Lake Harris, a 13,800-acre lake located in the central part of Florida, immediately south of Leesburg. Harris Lake has over 40 miles of shoreline for fishing and other recreation.

Bass, striped bass, crappie, sunfish, chain pickerel and gar all reside here awaiting anglers. Bank fishing is available from a few locations around the lake at parks, campgrounds and nearby several boat launch ramp areas. The lake is ideal for all type of boats from canoes and kayaks to sophisticated fishing boats, pleasure boats and speed boats. Marinas, stores, restaurants and shopping are all available at or nearby the lake.

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What to fish for...

Fishing for largemouth bass, channel catfish, white catfish, black crappie, bluegill, redbreast sunfish, redear sunfish, spotted sunfish, warmouth, striped bass, bowfin, chain pickerel and longnose gar at Lake Harris in Florida.

Primary fish species residing in Lake Harris

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Largemouth bass Channel catfish White catfish Black crappie Bluegill Redbreast Sunfish Redear Sunfish Spotted Sunfish Warmouth Sunfish Striped bass Bowfin Chain pickerel Longnose gar

Lake Harris Amenities

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

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Fishing Boat Rentals

Lake Harris Boat Rentals
Rentals: Fishing pontoon boats
407 928-1035

Public Boat Launch Ramps & Landings

Lake Harris Boat Ramps
Located mid lake, east side, at the north end of the State Highway 19 Bridge, this is a ten-lane, concrete ramp with docks and paved parking.

Little Lake Harris - Astatula Boat Launch Ramp
Located mid lake on Little Lake Harris, east side, off Florida Avenue, this is a two-lane, concrete ramp with a dock and paved parking.

Ski Beach Boat Launch Ramp
Located in the northwest section of the lake, off Ball Park Road, this is a four-lane, concrete ramp with docks and paved parking.


Fisherman's Cove Marina
3950 N. Eichelberger Road
Tavares, Florida 32778
352 343-1233

Marina del Rey
10400 County Road 48
Howey-in-the-Hills, FL 34737
352 268-9574

Click here for a Florida Fishing License.

Campgrounds & RV Parks Nearby

Holiday Travel Resort Campground - 352 787-5151

Fisherman Cove RV Park - 352 343-1233

Banana Cove Marina & RV Park - 352 343-7951

Lake Harris FL Map - Fishing & Camping Areas

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Contact Information

Lake Harris
Fisherman Cove RV Park
3950 N Eichelberger Rd
Tavares, FL 32778
352 343-1233


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