Top 5 Bass Fishing Lakes

Top 5 Bass Fishing Lakes in Florida is an adventure for all ages. Florida boasts more than 7,500 lakes and most support healthy populations of the fast-growing Florida-strain largemouth bass. So, if you fished each lake just once, it would take you 20 years and six months of consecutive fishing days to do it. The Sunshine State offers tremendous opportunities to stretch a line with big largemouth bass.

Lake Kissimmee

Lake Kissimmee is the southernmost link in the chain. It is located 40 miles south of Orlando and 18 miles east of Lake Wales. This lake has produced 497 Trophy Catch fish including, 409 Lunker Clubs, 87 Trophy Clubs, 1 Hall of Famer. If you would like to fish for other species of fish is available. So, the large mouth bass is mainly the fish of choice when fishing this lake. Which this lake boasts several areas for your chance to catch your trophy fish.

Lake Toho

Lake Toho is located southeast of Kissimmee is the uppermost of the Kissimmee Chain. The habitat enhancements have paid big dividends for legendary Lake “Toho” of the Kissimmee Chain of Lakes. Some, angler surveys indicate catch success at 0.82 fish per hour, which is well above Florida average. So, runoff from heavy rains send a lot of flow through the lake. So, that current at the canals and tributaries can spark a hot bass bite. Lake fishing on Lake Toho will have you chasing the trophy fish over the 10 pound range.

Lake Tarpon

Lake Tarpon is located in the heart of Tarpon Springs. The St. Petersburg area enjoys a secret bass honey hole. This lake is also name the “jewel of Pinellas County.” The lake fishing has quietly but consistently produced high-quality largemouth Florida bass fishing for decades. So, there have been tournament winners on Tarpon average 20-pound, five-fish stringers per day. This Jewel also has great crappie fish that is fun for the whole family.

Lake Okeechobee

The Big O is Florida’s largest lake and the second largest body of water in the contiguous United States. Well deserving of its Seminole name, which means “big water,” Okeechobee averages only 9 feet deep. So, boasts more than 150,000 acres of productive vegetation that includes Kissimmee grass, bulrush, cattails, hydrilla, hyacinth and lily pads. A 100-yard wide rim canal circling the lake, along with several secondary canals and cuts yield hundreds of miles of fishable water. Furthermore, this lake is holding several large mouth bass and other species of fish. If fishing lake Okeechobee is full of your personal best large-mouth bass to catch.

Lake Istokpoga

Last, but not least is Lake Istokpoga, she is the 5th largest natural lake. This lake is located five miles northeast of Lake Placid. Fishing lakes Istokpoga has consistently cranked out quality bass since a major restoration effort in the early 2000’s. Furthermore, the FWC and its environmental partners drew down Istokpoga’s water level and removed over 1,300 acres of muck to allow native vegetation to germinate and flourish. This lake offers shallow vegetation which includes hydrilla, bulrush, pepper and Kissimmee grass. There are two islands on this lake name Big and Bumblebee.

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