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Lake Osborne Fishing


Lake Osborne is a 356-acre water body located in Palm Beach County. Aquatic vegetation consists of cattail, spatterdock, and hydrilla. Nine fish attractors have been constructed on the lake and are marked with buoys. Fish present in Lake Osborne include largemouth bass, sunshine bass, black crappie, bluegill, redear sunfish, catfish, and Mayan cichlids.

Bucket List Fishing Adventures

Because much of the lake is surrounded by John Prince Park, bank access is plentiful. The park has a public boat ramp and fishing dock equipped with its own automatic fish feeder. Picnic pavilions, a campground, and public restrooms are also present in John Prince. There are no marinas, fish camps, or bait and tackle stores on the lake.
Guides Capt Brett Isackson, Capt Tony Masiello and Capt Daivd Lauer all to South Florida guides who spent many days fishing on Lake Ida & Osborne and is often written about in the media. He explains fishing on Lake Osborne uses live bait and artificial lures. We believes the Lake Osborne bass fan out beds near hydrilla because the aquatic plant keeps the water clear, which allows sunlight to reach the beds. Brett fishes deeper in Lake Osborne than he does on other lakes. Heavy boat traffic on Lake Ida & Lake Osborne on the weekends for anglers is unbearable, we believe, encourages these urban bass to seek refuge in deeper water.

It's a great place to fish, even with wind whipping across the lake, you are able to find sheltered spots to fish. This is urban fishing. Lake Osborne anglers can find fish around grassy, tree-lined stretches of John Prince Park — or around the sea walls of waterfront homes, where the family pet may be present. You may find yourself fishing along sea walls, boats and docks as cars whizzed by at high speed. Helicopters taking off from Lantana airport and buzz over you. The bass do not seem to care. Another great pattern is wooden docks. Something bumped about the shade and cooler water. Bass often weigh up to 6 pounds — very nice bass in mostLake Osborne Map places, but hardly the best at Lake Osborne. We have pulled 10-pound bass from this lake. In February like most South Florida lakes, is a prime spawning month.

The catch rate for largemouth bass in Lake Osborne is solid, too. A survey of 188 Lake Osborne anglers by the Florida Fish & Wildlife Conservation Commission showed a catch rate of 1.07 bass per hour — far better than the statewide average of one bass every four hours. Peacock bass thrive in warm water in this system and are most active in the warm months. They're known to school and hit topwater baits on hot summer days. But we have been catching peacocks year-round in Lake Ida, Lake Osborne, Lake Clarke and surrounding canals.

Fishing Lake Osborne

John Prince Park | Lake OsborneBoat ramps: Boat ramps leading to Lake Osborne are at John Prince Park on the south side of Lake Worth Road east of Palm Beach Community College.

Where to fish: Anglers can find largemouth bass around marked fish attractors, docks, grassy edges of the lake and near hydrilla mats in open water. For sunshine bass, try fishing in deeper water with threadfin shad or cut shrimp at night under the Sixth Avenue Bridge. For butterfly peacock bass, try pitching live bait or artificial lures near docks and sea walls south of Lantana Road. Try fishing around fallen trees for Mayan cichlids.

Fish variety: In addition to largemouth bass, anglers catch peacock bass, hybrid sunshine bass, Mayan cichlids, bluegills, speckled perch and catfish in Lake Osborne. Anglers also catch an occasional clown knifefish, an odd-looking aquarium fish illegally released into the Osborne/Ida chain.

Regulations: Anglers can keep five largemouth bass a day, only one of which can be 14 inches or longer. Two peacock bass can be kept, only one of which can be 17 inches or longer. There are no limits on Mayan cichlids. The bag limit for speckled perch (black crappie) is 25. For details, refer to the Freshwater Fishing Regulations brochure or go online to www.myfwc.com/fishing/rules.

Licenses: Freshwater fishing licenses are required unless exempt. Licenses can be purchased at sporting goods stores, tax collectors' offices, online at www.myfwc.com or by calling (888) 347-4356.

Shoreline restoration: Several sections of the Lake Osborne shoreline have been planted with bulrush, spikerush, pickerelweed and other wetland plants to improve the marsh habitat. Planted areas are protected by wave barriers to minimize erosion. Additional shoreline work along the west side of Lake Osborne is planned next year.

*****Lake Osborne Reviews*****

Cody diehl

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The day we went peacock bass fishing was the best! Wayne got us right on the fish and plus he had a fun loving personality! Wonderful combination for a great day of fishing!

Lake Osborne/Capt. Mike Groshon

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My brother and I spent the day with Captain Mike Groshon on Lake Osborne and although the fish were being difficult, Mike moved us around and ensured that we found the fish we came looking for. The Peacock bass are a fun fish to catch and Mike, after seeing some bass, took us back to that location and I was able to catch two Peacock Bass there. We had a lot of fun too, especially trying to keep the birds from stealing our bait. 🙂 Then near the end of the day, I caught the Clown Knife Fish and it was a great day made even better. Not sure if we'll make it back to that area to fish again, but I'm sure we'll call on Mike to help us get some more Peacock Bass, if we do. Thanks Mike!

Lake Osborne Fishing

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I have fished this lake for over 20years and have fished all my life thanks to my grandfather. This is by far the best lake I have fished from New Hampshire to Florida. I have fought a number of large mouth bass usually on a Charlie's purple worm that's all I use and most of the time I catch a bass within 10 minutes of fishing. The largest I have ever caught was 14 pounds of course I threw her back like I always do.
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