Holly Lake connects to Ella Lake on the north side, Holly Lake is located in Lake County Florida just north of Lake Yale and the Harris Chain of lakes. Also located southwest of Lake Dorr and Southeast of Lake Weir.
Closest Town: Silver Beach Heights
Public Boat Access: Off Co. Rd 450 in Umatilla
Lake Notes: Specializing in Largemouth Bass, Bluegill and Shellcracker.
The Holly Chain is comprised of three lakes north of the City of Umatilla. The chain features unusual contours for Florida lakes. The deepest water is found near shore, with a ridge rising in the center. Bass are often found near the deep water closest to the shore and where the bottom rises to the center ridge.
Holly Lake Fishing in Lake County Florida
Holly Chain – A three-lake chain just north of Umatilla, with access via a public boat ramp on S.R. 450. Bass, bluegill, shellcracker and speckled perch are the dominant sport fish. These lakes feature unusual contours for Florida lakes. The deepest water is found near shore, with a ridge rising in the center. There is little vegetation or other structures on the lake bottoms. A border of cattails and intermingled grasses rings each lake. Bass often are found near the deep water closest to shore and where the bottom rises to the center ridge. There are six fish attractors in Lake Ella (467 acres), the largest and most distant lake from the public boat ramp. Good catches of bass have been reported by anglers fishing the edge of attractors.
Lake Holly Boat Ramp: Single-lane ramp with unimproved parking lot capable of accommodating 15 vehicles.
Phone: (352) 253-4948
14421 County Road 450
Hours of operation: From dawn to dusk
Head north on SR 19 in Umatilla and turn left onto CR 450. Follow CR 450 3.2 miles. Boat ramp is on right side of road.