Guide To Fishing At Lake Kissimmee
AKA: Kissimmee Lake
Fishing for largemouth bass, channel catfish, black crappie, bluegill, redear sunfish, spotted sunfish, warmouth, chain pickerel and longnose gar at Lake Kissimmee in Florida.
Lake Kissimmee is a 34,900-acre lake located in the central part of the state, 25 miles south of Kissimmee, Florida. The lake is approximately fifteen miles long by five miles wide. Within the lake are five islands: Brahma Island, Sturm Island, Bird Island, Rabbit Island and Ox Island. The weather is comfortable year-round which allows for boating and camping any time you want to get away. There are plenty of accommodations, restaurants and activities in the area for the whole family. Bring a kayak, canoe, jon boat, pontoon, family boat or fishing boat and enjoy the water activities, boating and fishing.
Fishing At Lake Kissimmee
Kissimmee is known for monster Florida bass. It also has a good population of crappie, bluegill, sunfish, gar, pickerel and big channel catfish. There are over 60 miles of shoreline, much of which can be accessed for fishing from the bank.
Primary fish species residing in Lake Kissimmee
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Lake Kissimmee Amenities
Boat Rental: YES
Boat Launch Ramp: YES
RV Hookups: YES
Convenience Store: YES
Bait & Tackle: YES
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Public Boat Launch Ramps & Landings
Lake Kissimmee South Boat Launch Ramp
Located in the southeast corner of the lake, west side, off State Highway 60, this is a one-lane, concrete ramp with gravel parking.
Shady Oaks Boat Launch Ramp
Located in the southeast section of the lake, off Shady Oak Drive, this is a three-lane, concrete ramp with a dock and paved parking.
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Campgrounds & RV Parks Nearby
Harbor RV Resort & Marina - 863 696-1194
Lake Kissimmee State Park - 863 696-1112
Marinas & Boat Slips
Kissimmee River Park & Marina - 863 696-3182
Boat, Houseboat & Jet Ski Rental
Royal Boat Rentals - 352 394-2880
Average high and average low, monthly temperatures at Lake Kissimmee.
- January 71° - 47°
- February 74° - 50°
- March 78° - 53°
- April 82° - 58°
- May 87° - 65°
- June 90° - 70°
- July 91° - 73°
- August 92° - 73°
- September 88° - 72°
- October 84° - 65°
- November 80° - 57°
- December 73° - 51°
Rentals & Lodging Nearby Lake Kissimmee
There is very little lodging at the lake proper. However, there is ample accommodation options less than an hour from the water.
Hotels & Motels
Green Gables Inn - 863 676-2511
Hampton Inn and Suites Lake Wales - 863 734-3000
Three Oaks Bed and Breakfast - 863 676-4470
Celebration Vacation Rentals - 407 217-5246
Osceola Vacation Rentals - 407 892-4495
Real Estate, Homes & Property
Olde Kissimmee Realty - 407 944-4822
Lake Kissimmee FL Map - Fishing & Camping Areas
Lake Kissimmee State Park
14248 Camp Mack Rd
Lake Wales, FL 33898
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Lake Kissimmee offers crappie, bluegill, sunfish, gar, pickerel, catfish and bass fishing, plus family boat, pontoon boat and fishing boat rentals in central FL.