Fishing Calendar

Fishing Lake County, FL in the Spring

Month Avg. Temps °F (Hi/Lo)
March 76° / 53°
April 81° / 59°
May 86° / 65°

In the spring, the fishing is very good here in Lake County.  In March, some bass will still be spawning, so anglers have a chance to target some very big largemouth bass in very shallow water.  As the spawn ends, you can still catch a lot of largemouth bass through April and May, but you won’t catch nearly as many of those big females as you will in the month of March.

Fishing Lake County, FL in the Summer

Month Avg. Temps °F (Hi/Lo)
June 90° / 71°
July 91° / 73°
August 91° / 73°

In the summer, it gets hot down here and you will have to deal with a lot of storms that pop up.  These storms usually only last an hour or two, so they don’t wipe out your entire day of fishing, but you do have to pay attention to the radar much more in the summer than the other months here.  The feeding windows are much smaller in the summer as well.  Early in the morning and the evening definitely provide better fishing.

Fishing Lake County, FL in the Fall

Month Avg. Temps °F (Hi/Lo)
September 88° / 71°
October 83° / 64°
November 76° / 55°

The fall can be very good.  As you get into the later part of the fall, air temperatures get a lot more comfortable.  On many of the lakes with good populations of shad, you will see a lot more schooling bass feeding on large schools of shad in the fall.  Hit it right and you may catch a limit of quality largemouth bass in the first hour of daylight.  The bite extends longer into the day in the fall, however, the better bite is still usually almost always early in the morning and later in the evening.  It is still hurricane season though, so keep an eye out on that before planning a trip here in the fall.

Fishing Lake County, FL in the Winter

Month Avg. Temps °F (Hi/Lo)
December 70° / 49°
January 68° / 46°
February 71° / 49°

The winter is prime time largemouth bass fishing down here.  Anglers do well with good numbers of bass and some very big bass as well.  As you get into the month of February, you can start seeing a lot of bass move up onto the beds as well.  February is usually the best month for catching big largemouth bass, so plan your trips accordingly.  The winter is also a good time for panfish such as bluegill, shell cracker, other sunfish and crappie.