Butler Chain of Lakes Fishing Charters & Guides

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Charters Near Butler Chain Of Lakes
Florida Bass Connection
Windermere, FL
(5.0, 1 Review)
Get Hooked Bait and Tackle
Windermere, FL
(5.0, 7 Reviews)
Makin Big Bass Memories
Orlando, FL
(5.0, 5 Reviews)
Captain Erik's Orlando Trophy Bass Guide
Orlando, FL
(5.0, 26 Reviews)
Popular in Orlando
Fleetwood Bass Fishing
Orlando, FL
(5.0, 3 Reviews)
David Paycheck Fishing Charters
Kissimmee, FL
(5.0, 2 Reviews)
  • The average cost for a four hour trip in Butler Chain of Lakes is $372, while the average cost for an 8 hour trip is $531. Prices can vary based on trip duration, boat size and amenities, and the type of fishing your group is looking to do. View all Butler Chain of Lakes Charters here.

  • There are no shared trips currently available in Butler Chain of Lakes. View all Butler Chain of Lakes Charters here.

  • The most common charter boat types in Butler Chain of Lakes are:

    Bass Boat

    Bay Boat

  • The average charter boat size in Butler Chain of Lakes is 21 feet.

About Fishing in Butler Chain Of Lakes

Butler Chain of Lakes, FL

If you are a fisherman, when you glance at a state map and your eyes take you to an area with more water than land, you just have to know more. That’s what the area just miles from the Disney Resorts of Orlando looks like. There are lots of lakes around the Magic Kingdom . And with that many lakes, you would think the fishing would be magical, too. It is. The main group of lakes that color the map blue in that area are called the Butler Chain of Lakes. The largest is Lake Butler, the northwest anchor of the lakes. Located near the town of Windermere, the Butler Chain of lakes includes 11 interconnected lakes. They are Lake Butler (1,700 acres), Lake Tibet (1,070 acres), Lake Down (911 acres), Lake Sheen (569 acres), Lake Louise (151 acres), Lake Chase (142 acres), Pocket Lake (128 acres), Lake Blanche (122 acres), Wauseon Bay (1,686 acres), Lake Isleworth (56 acres) and Little Fish Lake (24 acres). Fishermen love the variety of the lakes, structure, the deeper water and the systems of canals that connect them. They are not only great for fishing and are recognized for their high water quality as “Outstanding Florida Waters” by Florida’s Department of Environmental Regulation. Because of that, they are also one of Florida’s most sought-after areas of lakefront property and many celebrities call the Butler Chain of Lakes their home. Current and past residents include Shaquille O’Neal, Ken Griffey Jr., Tiger Woods, Wesley Snipes, Planet Hollywood CEO Robert Earl and Mark O’Meara.

Fishing the Butler Chain of Lakes

The Butler Chain of Lakes covers just 4,927 total acres. They are deep for mid-Florida bodies of water, with some 20 to 40 foot deep holes. But they also have the benefit of abundant submerged vegetation that is so important for largemouth bass fishing. Unless you own property on one of the lakes, access is limited to one county ramp located on at R. D. Keene Park on Lake Isleworth just outside of Windermere. A launch fee is charged by Orange County and no public access is allowed after dark. Lake Tibet is the second largest lake in the chain and the Bay Hill marina does offer boaters a chance to buy gasoline while on the lakes. By Florida standards, the Butler Chain of Lakes are not true trophy lakes. Ten pounders are caught there, but the majority of big bass are in the five to eight pound range. Unlike on other shallow Florida lakes, when the fish are not around shallow structure, anglers have to use the bottom contour lines to find the biggest bass. Live shiner fishing is popular for bass around grass line edges, ledges and drop-offs near the shallower waters. The shallow flats themselves are go-to spots for spring. There is cover around the bank areas in almost every area of all the lakes that offers easy fishing and regular catches. And in the winter, fish will often suspend over points and humps in the deeper water. When they gather in tight schools, jigging spoons work well. The appeal of the chain lakes is simply numbers. Fishermen who want to get a lot of bites, catch a lot of fish and just have fun find these lakes hard to beat. Although you may not catch a huge bass, the catch rate here is among the best in the state. Bass can be caught on plastic worms, jigs, spinnerbaits and other artificial lures in addition to live shiners. Carolina rigged worms are very popular here. One thing you see on many of these lakes is schooling bass almost all year around. Some of them get pretty large. They can be caught on shad colored crank baits and topwater lures as they bust the surface of the lake chasing shad. When the fish go down, that’s when many turn to the Carolina rigged worm for success in the same areas where the fish were spotted.

The Lakes of Butler Chain

All the lakes offer basically the same fishing characteristics, with the exception of size. Some of the unique fishing features of the chain include Lake Tibet, where the lake is long and wide with bays to the east and west. Lake Sheen has a lot of boat docks and grass beds to fish and Lake Chase is known as a flipping paradise. Anglers there can pitch jigs or wacky worms by docks, grass beds and some flooded timber. One of the most popular deep holes is right as you enter from the canal into Lake Blanche. A unique feature of Lake Isleworth is it’s lilly pad fields and flooded cypress. There are other species in the lakes as well. There isn’t much fishing pressure on other gamefish like black crappie, bluegill and redder sunfish and catfish, but anglers who frequent the lake have caught them and witnessed residents catching them. A majority of lake visitors are after largemouths. The Butler chain of lakes deep water is a natural occurrence which many Floridians describe as a “karst topography”. The reason there are deep holes in these lakes, and the reason they were formed, is because sinkholes developed in the sub-layer of limestone in this region. Over time, those sinkholes filled with water and became the Butler lakes.

Book A Butler Chain of Lakes Fishing Trip

Several guides fish the beautiful Butler Chain of Lakes; many have fished this area their whole lives. They’re certain to get you on the bite! Start the adventure today and book your Butler Chain of Lakes fishing trip!

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