With more than 2,000 rivers and lakes, Seminole County offers one of Florida’s best fishing environments and hosts numerous tournaments every year,
including the famous Bass Pro Shops Crappie Master and the Seminole County Championships, which attracts the top 120 anglers from around the country every year to compete for the championship. Local waters teem with crappie, bream, bass and more. Experienced local guides are also in abundance to take you pre-fishing and share their knowledge of the area. You’ll also find ample sources for boats, boat repair and supplies, including retail outlets such as Gander Mountain and Bass Pro Shops.
“Seminole County’s St. Johns River is nationally ranked in the top ten for being one of the best crappie fishing destinations in the country. The large fish and the outstanding hospitality make Seminole County one of the premier stops on the Bass Pro Shops Crappie Masters Tournament Trail.”
– Paul Alpers, President, Bass Pro Crappie Masters
Featured Fishing Locations:
This 9,406-acre lake has excellent crappie fishing in the cooler months and outstanding bass fishing year-round. Access can be made from ramps at the Sanford Marina, a ramp at the intersection of US Highway 17/92 and I-4, and off Enterprise Road on the northern side of the lake.
This lake offers 6,058 acres of superb bass, crappie and bream fishing. Access is by either the boat ramp on Mullet Road off SR 46 via the St. Johns River or a ramp in Lemon Bluff just south of Osteen.
This 10,011-acre lake supports some of the best bream fishing in the area. Access is obtained via ramps at Mullet Lake Road off SR 46 and at the Black Hammock Fish Camp off SR 434.
St. Johns River
This river and its connecting lakes produce excellent catches of largemouth bass, striped bass, sunshine bass, crappie and bream. Prime fishing areas are along runs of vegetation and structure and where the river meets creeks.