Water-Related News

FWC and LCWA partner to increase fishing opportunities on Lake Harris

The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) partnered with the Lake County Water Authority to install six underwater green LED dock lights at the Hickory Point Park fishing pier on Lake Harris. This is the first time that underwater dock lights have been installed on a public fishing pier to improve freshwater fishing opportunities in Florida.

Underwater fishing lights are widely used to attract bait and, in turn, attract predatory fish such as largemouth bass, black crappie and sunshine bass. The FWC has stocked Lake Harris with approximately 450,000 sunshine bass over the past two years and the newly installed underwater lights will offer anglers improved nighttime pier fishing opportunities to target those fish.

Hickory Point Park is at 27341 State Road 19 in Tavares. The park is a 68-acre, multi-use facility featuring a playground, pavilion, nature trail, 12 boat ramps and a large fishing pier. The facility is free to enter and is open to the public 24 hours a day, seven days a week. For more information about the park, contact the Lake County Water Authority at 352-324-6141.

For more information about the LED dock lights, contact Scott Bisping, FWC resource biologist for the Harris Chain of Lakes, at 352-800-5027.