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Guide to fishing for largemouth bass, black crappie, bluegill and redear sunfish at Orange Lake in Florida.

Orange Lake, FL

Giant bass and big fat crappie are the main attraction at Orange Lake, a 12,700-acre lake located in the northeast part of the state, 10 miles south of Hawthorne. A wide variety of aquatic vegetation lines much of the fifty miles of shoreline, creating an excellent environment for the bass, crappie and sunfish thriving here.

The purpose of this page is to deliver an overview of this lake, the fishing options, and area amenities. Our goal is to provide info to first time visitors, as well as beginner and novice anglers. We gathered details from personal experience, numerous trusted websites that each offer select bits of information, and videos of fishing activity on the lake. These websites include the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission, marinas at the lake, campgrounds, boat rental agencies and others. By consolidating this information to one page it allows visitors to see the entire picture, all in one place.

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Orange Lake in Florida is a popular fishing destination known for its diverse fish populations and beautiful natural surroundings. Anglers flock to this lake in search of various popular fish species.

Bass fishing is a major attraction on Orange Lake, and it is renowned for its trophy-sized largemouth bass. The lake's expansive vegetation, submerged structure, and ample forage create an ideal habitat for bass to thrive. Anglers can use a variety of techniques such as topwater lures, soft plastics, or crankbaits to entice these powerful game fish.

Black crappie and sunfish are also abundant in Orange Lake, providing anglers with enjoyable fishing opportunities. Crappie can be targeted using small jigs, live minnows, or crappie-specific baits. Sunfish, including bluegill and redear sunfish, can be caught using worms, crickets, or small artificial lures. These species offer a great experience for anglers of all ages and skill levels.

It is important for anglers to be aware of the fishing regulations and licensing requirements set by the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission for Orange Lake. Adhering to these regulations helps maintain the health of the fishery and ensures sustainable fishing for future generations.

Whether you're an avid angler or a recreational fisherman, Orange Lake in Florida offers a variety of fishing opportunities. With its popular fish species such as bass, crappie, and sunfish, as well as the options for boating and camping, Orange Lake provides a memorable fishing experience surrounded by the beauty of nature.

The boat ramp at Heagy Burry, in the southwest corner of the lake is the only public ramp that provides access during low water-level conditions. There are rental boats, bait, tackle, restaurants, camping and lodging all at, or nearby, the lake.

Fishing Boats For Rent In FL

Primary fish species residing in Orange Lake

Click images for fishing tips and details about each species.

Largemouth bass Black crappie Bluegill Redear Sunfish

Orange Lake Amenities

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

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Boating is a popular activity on Orange Lake, allowing anglers to explore the lake's waters and access different fishing areas. Motorized boats, kayaks, and canoes can be used to navigate the lake, with boat ramps available for easy launching. Boaters can enjoy the scenic beauty of the lake while seeking their favorite fishing spots.

Public Boat Launch Ramps & Landings

Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings Historic Park Boat Launch Ramp
Located mid lake, northeast side, off County Road 325, this is a two-lane, concrete ramp with a dock and gravel parking.

Orange Lake Boat Launch Ramp
Located in the southwest section of the lake, off W 191st Place, this is a one-lane, concrete ramp with a dock and gravel parking.

Click here for a Florida Fishing License.

Camping facilities are available near Orange Lake, providing anglers with the option to extend their fishing trip and immerse themselves in the natural surroundings. Camping allows anglers to fully experience the tranquility of the lake and enjoy the serenity of the outdoors.

Campgrounds & RV Parks Nearby

Sportman's Cove Campground - 352 591-1435

Twin Lakes Fishing & Camping - 352 466-3194

Grand Lake RV Park - 352 591-1251

Water's Edge Oaks RV Park - 352 595-4590

Orange Lake FL Map - Fishing & Camping Areas

Contact Information

Orange Lake
Heagy Burry Boat Ramp
5040 NW 191st Pl. Reddick, FL 32686
352 671-8560

 

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