Clermont Chain of Lakes

The Clermont Chain of Lakes are located in the town of Clermont, Florida mostly with a couple of the lakes in the town of Groveland as well. This chain of lakes totals more than 8,600 acres with 11 lakes and a couple of boat ramps to make it easy to get access to the water. Most of the water will be tea-colored with the exception of Lake Minneola, which is relatively clear compared to most of the lakes in the Central Florida area.

Largemouth bass are the big attraction here for most anglers with good numbers of 2 to 4 pound bass and fish in the 5 to 7 pound range being fairly common. Bass up to and above 10 pounds are available here as well. Bluegill and other sunfish are here as well to go along with catfish and crappie.

Lake Louisa (3,634 acres)

Lake Minnehaha (2,298 acres)

Lake Minneola (1,888 acres)

Cherry Lake (401 acres)

Lake Crescent (122 acres)

Lake Palatlakaha (102 acres)

Lake Susan (81 acres)

Lake Winona (64 acres)

Lake Hiawatha (49 acres)

Wilson Lake (32 acres)

Cook Lake (21 acres)

Shiner Fishing for Florida Largemouth Bass

Shiners are the easiest and most common way to catch Florida bass.  Most of the guides use them even if they would prefer to be using artificial lures and the reason for this is that live shiners consistently get bit by big bass.  For whatever reason, the Florida strain largemouth bass is a lot more difficult to consistently catch with lures than the northern strain largemouth bass, especially the bigger, trophy-sized bass. So most guide services will offer live bait on every trip to make sure their customers have the best chance to consistently catch quality largemouth bass. Learn more about shiner fishing in Florida for largemouth bass.

Learn More About Largemouth Bass

Our largemouth bass section is huge with information on the best live baits, lures, where to catch them and how to catch them.  Visit our largemouth bass page to learn more.