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5 of Orlando's Best Fishing Spots

Florida is referred to as the "fishing capital of the world," and it isn't hard to see why. There are almost 3 million Floridians who fish each year.

Some of them fish along the almost 2,300 miles of tidal shoreline. Others fish in one of the nearly 8,000 lakes or more than 10,000 rivers scattered all across the state. If you'd like to go fishing in Florida, you won't have any trouble finding places to cast out a line and catch fish.

Orlando is one of the best cities to do Florida fishing. Awesome Orlando fishing spots are all over the place for those who want to take a fishing trip near Disney.

Would you like to go fishing in Orlando to see what it has to offer? Before you start packing up your tackle box, you should find out which Orlando fishing spots would be worth your time.

Learn about five of the best Orlando fishing spots below.

1. Conway Chain of Lakes

Of all the Orlando fishing spots on this list, you could argue this one is the best of the bunch. If you're only going to take one fishing trip while you're in Orlando, the Conway Chain of Lakes should be your destination.

The Conway Chain of Lakes is actually made up of a handful of different lakes, including:

  • Lake Conway
  • Big Lake Conway
  • Lake Gatlin

There are also a variety of small canals situated throughout the Conway Chain of Lakes area. It'll provide you with the opportunity to fish for bass as well as a number of other species like Florida catfish and panfish.

The Conway Chain of Lakes is also filled with so much natural beauty, and there are even a few tall tales about the underwater creatures that (may!) inhabit this system of lakes. For all these reasons, the Conway Chain of Lakes has turned into a popular spot for both tourists and locals alike.

Grady's Guide Service knows the Conway Chain of Lakes inside and out and can take you out on bass fishing charters in the area. When you head out on a bass fishing charter with us, it won't take you long to see why it's one of the best places for fishing in Orlando, Florida.

2. Butler Chain of Lakes

The Conway Chain of Lakes is absolutely amazing for those interested in going bass fishing in Orlando. But it's worth noting that it isn't the only chain of lakes in the area that you should think about visiting. The Butler Chain of Lakes is another excellent option for those searching for the best Orlando fishing spots.

The Butler Chain of Lakes is made up of 13 individual lakes that stretch out over more than 5,000 acres. Some of the lakes that are a part of the Butler Chain of Lakes include:

  • Lake Down
  • Little Lake Down
  • Lake Butler
  • Lake Louise
  • Lake Blanche
  • Lake Chase

Most of these lakes will be great for fishermen who would like to fish for largemouth bass. They'll also be ideal for those who want to see all the natural beauty that Orlando has to offer.

One thing you'll notice when you're fishing in the Butler Chain of Lakes is just how clean the water is. The clean water in the area once helped this chain earn a special "Outstanding Florida Waters" distinction from the Florida Department of Environmental Regulation.

3. Lake Tohopekaliga

While the Conway Chain of Lakes and the Butler Chain of Lakes both offer fishermen plenty of space to spread out, they will typically be very crowded on the average day. People know they provide some of the best Orlando fishing around and flock to them in large numbers.

If you'd like to go fishing in a place that's a little quieter, Lake Tohopekaliga might be the right Orlando fishing spot for you. "Lake Toho" as it's sometimes called is covered in so much lush vegetation, which makes it the perfect place to do bass fishing in Orlando. It's spread out over almost 23,000 acres and is regarded as one of the best bass fishing lakes in the entire country.

Nearby East Lake Tohopekaliga would be another fantastic choice if you're in this area fishing. Although it isn't as large as Lake Tohopekaliga, it'll also provide you with the opportunity to fish for bass as well as black crappie, bluegill, chain pickerel, channel catfish, and more.

4. Lake Kissimmee

If you're an avid fisherman with tons of experience under your belt, you'll enjoy fishing in all of the Orlando fishing spots on this list. But you might find Lake Kissimmee to present you with the biggest challenges when it comes to catching bass and other fish species.

Lake Kissimmee is the home of major fishing tournaments that are held by the likes of Bassmaster along with the Florida Bass Federation. That should give you some idea of which obstacles might await you when you get your line into the water in the Lake Kissimmee area.

5. Lake Harris

If you don't mind traveling away from downtown Orlando for a little while, you might want to take a fishing trip to Lake Harris. It's conveniently located a few miles away from the downtown area near the towns of Tavares and Leesburg.

Lake Harris consists of both Big Lake Harris and Little Lake Harris, and it's an ideal place to fish for both bass and panfish. It's another one of the Orlando fishing spots you should try if you want to soak up everything Florida fishing has to offer in this part of the state.

Let Us Take You on a Fishing Trip in the Best Orlando Fishing Spots

When you fish in one of these Orlando fishing spots, you're guaranteed to have a great time. But you'll have an even better time than you would otherwise when you allow Gradys Guide Service to serve as your Orlando bass fishing guide.

We have extensive experience fishing in all the Orlando fishing spots listed here. We also know of many other Orlando fishing spots that we can take you to if you'd like.

Reach out to us today to book a fishing trip with us and read through more of our blog articles to get fishing tips that'll help you make the most of a Florida fishing adventure.