Johns Lake Florida

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BASS FISHING Johns Lake Florida

About Johns Lake Fl

Johns Lake is located in North Park, just northwest of Orlando, Florida. Historically, Johns Lake produces bass over 10 pounds, rated in the top 10 lakes in Florida. The lake has recently gone through some low water conditions, and it remains to be producing very well. 

The largemouth bass is the primary species here, but Crappie and Bluegill are also present. The lake provides a lot of structure with weed beds and can be readily fished from shore in some areas but mostly only accessible by boat.

The John’s Lake boat ramp is about 6 miles east of the City of Clermont on Highway 50. Even with most of the shoreline’s development and its close proximity to Orlando, this lake produces excellent bass fishing because of little to no activity during the week    Read More


Trip Core Details

    • Region: Deland Florida
    • Duration: 4, 6, 8, & 12 hrs
    • Cancellation: 8 hrs in adv.
    • Weather-Related: Full refund
    • Instant Online Confirmation
    • Includes All State Taxes

What's Included:

  • All Fishing Equipment
  • Professional Captain
  • Boat & Fuel
  • Cooler & Ice
  • Bottled water
  • Photos

Targeted Species:

Largemouth BassBlack Crappie

What's NOT Included:

  • Florida Freshwater Fishing License for those ages 16+
  • Live bait if desired is also additional and is purchased the morning of the trip. (optional)
  • Food or Specialty beverages


  • Fishing Chairs
  • GPS & Fishfinder
  • Life Jackets
  • Catch and Release Allowed
  • Keep Fish Allowed within Laws

About this Tour:

  • Boat Specs: 20+ ft
  • Boat Capacity: 4 People
  • All Fishing Equipment
  • Boat & Fuel
  • Photos

Fishing Techniques:

  • Light Tackle
  • Heavy Tackle
  • Livebait
  • Fly Fishing
  • Artificial Lures

Fishing Equipment:

  • Spinning Rods
  • Baitcasting Rods
  • Left & Right Handed
  • Fly Rods (request only)
  • Braid & Mono Line

Johns Lake Reviews

Fishing with Bass Online

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Just finished an awesome trip with Bass Online on Johns Lake in Orlando. I can't say enough how awesome our guide was. Despite differences in experience between my father and me. Captain was able to provide the perfect amount of coaching for each of us. His expertise is easily demonstrated with a single sentence. He certainly has the experience and the knowledge to provide an amazing trip out fishing. We landed 19 large mouth bass and a few more undesirable fish in a half day. Was recommended from Disney and we Highly recommend this as an activity in Orlando!
- Mill Jones

Afternoon Trip

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It was my first time bass fishing in Florida and I couldn't have asked for better guide! Bass Online and Capt John was awesome put us on the fish not only good numbers, but the quality of fish was out standing. If you want an awesome experience this is your guy!
- Sam K

Great experience!

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I just got back from a 1/2 day morning trip on Johns Lake with Bass Online and it couldn't have been better. I've been with a lot of different guides throughout Canada and Bass Online is the best I have ever used. They are knowledgeable and passionate about every aspect of the fishing trip. I learned a lot and cant wait to do it all over again.
- John L
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Fishing Johns Lake

Fishing on Johns lake is always a blast; it seems we are consistently able to put people on excellent quality bass. Some of our biggest bass of the year actually are caught right here in Johns lake. Another nice feature is there’s no big long boat ride to get to the fish, a few minutes of idling, or a short run, and we’re on our first spot!

Everything about this lake is right for the average angler to enjoy and the bass fishing fantastic. The watercolor is slightly stained, which is a good thing for Florida. There are several rocky structures, coral rock type bottom throughout the lake, and adequate cover despite high dollar homes around the shoreline. 

Water levels have and continue to fluctuate but always return to standard levels. Florida has restocked the lake with 500,000 bass in the early 2000s with great success. These bass have now reproduced and new bass are now reaching trophy size. The lake is continuing its reputation as one excellent bass fishery.

Johns Lake Fishing Tips

According to our Johns Lake fishing guides in the area, Captain Gino, Captain Devin, Captain Steve, and Captain John anglers will succeed with various lures on Johns Lake. Plastic worms and rattling lipless crankbaits are beneficial. The canal that connects the two leading lakes quite often holds schooling bass early and late in the day.

The areas just outside either end of the channel can be productive during midday as well. Topwater lures are always fun, a favorite on Johns Lake by all of the guides because of the explosive strikes in spring and fall. Still, slower, more subtle presentations tend to catch the most bass during the summer months.

Things to know about Johns Lake

The average depth is less than 10.5 feet deep; Johns Lake is west side of Florida turnpike,just South of Lake Apopka and part of the Ocklawaha River Watershed. The lake encompasses 2580 acres of public land in Winter Garden

The large island on the far north side of the lake and mulitable lakes in one. During lower water it can be diffcut to navigate from lake to lake, but either way a great fishery all year long. 

Johns Lake Access

The boat launch is at the John’s Lake boat ramp, located about six miles east of Clermont’s city on Highway 50. The area around the lake is mostly developed, but an open shoreline exists on the southeast end. The map below provides details and driving directions here.

Lake Level History

The historical lake levels show the last 60 years’ high and lows. Like most lakes in Florida, the all-time high was during hurricanes in 2004 and the lows the droughts of 2001.

However, all noted dramatic changes, Johns lake, flourish like reservoirs and provide essential water control functions. For the past decade, the trend is higher, but currently very accessible and fishing very well.

Where’s it Located?

It is positioned between Jacksonville to the north, Daytona Beach to the east, and Orlando to the south. Lake George is a beautiful escape, back to olf, Florida. Astor to the south is widespread access to Lake George; it has all basic town needs, and it’s on the river.

Palm Coast and Daytona are a straight shot and provide all the housing of your choice, restaurants, stores, and only minutes away DelandMunicipal Airport. 

Added Bonce Scrub Point Preserve

Lake County Water Authority owns and manages Scrub Point Preserve. Located on the southern shore on the Lake County side of the lake, a Preserve peninsula that juts into Johns Lake and accounts for 93-acres. The preserve host seven threatened or endangered species and many endemic species. Some exotic plant species are usually around the boundaries and along roads, which staff works to control. 

A common practice is to use prescribed fire to manage some of the dryer habitats on the property. Fire is an essential tool for managing habitat for endemic species. The preserve is periodically used for field trips. In the past been a host to Festival of Flight and Flowers and other Florida Native Plant Societies. 

Partnering with Lake County parks Department and the Water Authority have lead groups of kayaking enthusiasts. These groups leave from the boat ramp on Highway 50 and paddle to the preserve. Providing guided hiking tours on the preserve before returning back to the boat ramp.

Johns Lake Boat Ramp Map

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