Lake County, Florida features some of the BEST bass fishing in the country, including the historic Harris Chain of Lakes, the Clermont Chain of Lakes, St. Johns River and more than 1,000 other named lakes. Our fishing stories aren’t exaggerated…and here’s proof! We have reeled in the Top 10 heaviest bass caught in #LakeBIGBass for 2018 that have been TrophyCatch Florida approved.
Lake County, Florida, a.k.a. “Lake Big Bass,” is one of the top destinations for bass fishing in the United States and is located less than 30 minutes west of Orlando, Florida. The Harris Chain of Lakes, the Clermont Chain of Lakes and the St Johns River welcomes professional and recreational anglers from around the world and hosts some of the top national bass fishing events including the Big Bass Tour, FLW Tour, Major League Fishing and Bassmaster. As FLW Tour Champion and LakeBigBass.com pro-angler Tim Frederick says, “fishing in Lake County is a must for every bass angler’s bucket list!” Visit LakeBigBass.com today and plan your next fishing trip.
TrophyCatch is an incentive-based conservation program designed for anglers who catch-and-release largemouth bass heavier than eight pounds, in Florida.
Our goals are:
- Collect valid information through citizen-science about trophy bass to help the FWC better enhance, conserve and promote trophy bass fishing
- Encourage catch-and-release of the biggest, oldest, most valuable bass
- Excite anglers about Florida freshwater fishing encouraging them to purchase licenses and fish more resulting in benefits to anglers, fishing-related businesses, local communities and the fisheries by having more support and funding for conservation
- Share information about fishing opportunities and destinations to make fishing more enjoyable
Anglers are encouraged to follow catch-and-release guidelines for these big bass and to document the catch through a photograph of the entire bass on a scale with the weight clearly legible. See RULES and PRIZES for details.