Four interconnected pools (east, west, middle and south) are collectively referred to as the Conway Chain. The larger of only two public boat ramps is located off Hoffner Avenue, two blocks east of Orange Avenue (SR 527). The chain has some of the clearest water in Florida with hard sand bottom and beds of eelgrass, peppergrass and hydrilla scattered offshore. The chain's "claim to fame" is its schooling bass during the cooler months. Jigging spoons, swim baits and soft jerk baits can catch these schoolers but remain flexible as what works one day often is ignored the next. In addition to the schooling bass, guides and out of town visitors can be seen fishing live threadfin shad cast netted and kept in circular live wells during cold, post-front conditions. The shad are hooked through the nose using small circle hooks free lined on light line (8 - 10 lb test). In the 2011 creel guides caught approximately 6 bass per man-hour using live shad! Conway's clear water also makes it a popular sight fishing lake during the spawn which runs in central Florida from December to April. Although the majority of bass caught are less than 16 inches.
Area: Southeast (Conway/Lake Nona/Orlando International Airport)
5601 Birr Ct., Orlando, FL, 32809