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 5 heaviest bass caught in #LakeBIGBass for February, 2021 that have been TrophyCatch Florida approved!
Are you up for the challenge? From now until the end of May, take part in the Lake Apopka Fish Tag Challenge hosted by the Friends of Lake Apopka and the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission
Lake County is also the proud sponsor of the TrophyCatch Florida LakeBIGBass.com Big Bag Prize where the angler with the heaviest bag of the season will win a 2-night stay at the Mission Inn Resort & Club and an amazing day fishing with Major League Fishing BIG 5 Tackle Warehouse Pro Circuit Champion, Lake County professional bass angler Tim Frederick.OPEN GALLERY
Lake County, Florida, #LakeBIGBass is located less than 30 minutes west of Orlando and has been named “Top 100 Best Bass Lakes” and “Top 25 Best Bass Lakes in the Southeast” by Bassmaster Magazine and “The 50 Best New Fishing Spots in America” by Field & Stream. 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, MLF BIG 5 Tackle Warehouse Pro Circuit, Major League Fishing and Bassmaster. As MLF BIG 5 Tackle Warehouse Pro Circuit Champion and Lake County 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.