is a 356-acre water body located in Palm Beach County. Aquatic vegetation consists of cattail, spatterdock, and hydrilla. Nine fish attractors have been constructed on the lake and are marked with buoys. Fish present in Lake Osborne include largemouth bass, sunshine bass, black crappie, bluegill, redear sunfish, catfish, and Mayan cichlids.
It’s a great place to fish, even with the wind whipping across the lake, you are able to find sheltered spots to fish. This is urban fishing. Lake Osborne anglers can find fish around grassy, tree-lined stretches of John Prince Park — or around the sea walls of waterfront homes, where the family pet may be present. You may find yourself fishing along sea walls, boats, and docks as cars whizzed by at high speed. Helicopters taking off from Lantana airport buzz over you. The bass does not seem to care. Another great pattern is the wooden docks. Bass often weigh up to 6 pounds, hardly the best at Lake Osborne.
The catch rate for largemouth bass on Lake Osborne is solid, too. A survey of 188 Lake Osborne anglers by the Florida Fish & Wildlife Conservation Commission showed a catch rate of 1.07 bass per hour — far better than the statewide average of one bass every four hours. Peacock bass thrives in the warmer water in this system and is most active in the warm months. They’re known to the school and hit topwater baits on hot summer days. But we have been catching peacocks year-round in Lake Ida, Lake Osborne, Lake Clarke, and surrounding canals.