Lake Harney is located 25 minutes to Daytona Beach and 35 from Orlando. Lake Harney is a 6,058-acre lake with an excellent bass and crappie fishery in early spring, as well as good bream fishing in late spring and summer. The St. Johns River enters the lake at the south end and exits at the north. Access to Lake Harney is limited, although the lake can be reached from the St. Johns River via ramps on Mullet Lake Rd. off S.R. 46, and in Lemon Bluff south of Osteen. Public Boat Access: Located off SR 46 that allows access to Lake Harney. Follow the St. Johns River north to the lake entrance.
Lake Harney has been good for largemouth bass, Black Crappie, and Bream. Fish open waters with small diving plugs, topwater lures, or crankbaits. Work near docks and lily pads for bigger fish and use jerk baits and topwaters. Try plastic frogs or lizards over pads. Use jigging spoons and shiners later in the morning in deep water. Fish near lily pads for plenty of bluegills and shellcrackers. Redworms and crickets work best.