Starke Lake is a 200-acre lake in Orange County. The FWC and the City of Ocoee have partnered together to make this one of the most “angler-friendly” lakes in the area. Facilities include: A two-lane boat ramp with adjacent outdoor bathrooms; an ADA accessible fishing pier (equipped with fish feeders that activate in the morning and evening); an enhanced shoreline area aquascaped for bank fishing; four oak-brush fish attractors (one which can be reached on a long cast from the pier); picnic tables and a fountain.

Starke Lake fishing largemouth bass are abundant in this lake, but at times local fishermen have difficulty catching them due to the lake’s relatively deep water. In the winter/spring, flipping soft Texas-rigged craws in the Kissimmee grass and cattails is really good. Also try running lipless crank baits (Rattle Trap) along the outside edges of the emergent vegetation. Carolina rig plastics work well, fished over drop-offs with associated submerged vegetation. A Texas-rigged worm is always a good standby for fishing the attractors. Starke Lake was the only lake of all the local lakes in the area, to be stocked more than one year. It received 34,000 blacknose crappie in 1998 (1,025 fish/acre) and 45,500 in 1999 (1,370 fish/acre).

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More great links to information on this lake,
http://myfwc.com/fishing/fishorlando/fab-five.html#Starke
http://lakewatch.ifas.ufl.edu/RevisedMaps05/OrangeMaps/StarkeOrangeMap.pdf
http://research.myfwc.com/features/view_article.asp?id=23576

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Have fished Stark lake ( only off the dock\'s) several times and I really wish i could get that time of my life back. Horrible horrible experience. Mo

May 29, 2015 by Tj

Have fished Stark lake ( only off the dock\'s) several times and I really wish i could get that time of my life back. Horrible horrible experience. Most everyone has no sense of decency, nor do they care. The lake seems to have been fished dry, not anything anytime i have went. Save yourself the time and if you really want to waste a day not catching anything by all means, you will have the same luck fishing in your local pool!

Response: Sorry to here you had should a bad experience on Stark lake, it can be a lot better from a boat fishing deeper water...thanks for the review.


Bass Online 888-629-2277 201 SW 125th Ave Ft Lauderdale FL, 33325 USA 2.0 2.0 1 1 Have fished Stark lake ( only off the dock\'s) several times and I really wish i could get that time of my life back. Horrible horrible experience. Most everyone has no sense of de