Top 5 Heaviest Bass Caught in Lake County, FL – June, 2019

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 June, 2019 that have been TrophyCatch Florida approved to fill our BIG Bag!

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 a 2-night stay at the Mission Inn Resort & Club and an amazing day fishing with FLW Tour Champion, LakeBIGBass.com professional bass angler Tim Frederick.


#1 – Summertime Trophy Catch in Lake Harris (12 lbs 3 oz)

Man standing on a boat under a bridge holding a largemouth bass weighing 12 pounds, 3 ounces
Angler Name: Randall Joe Cockcroft Sr
Catch ID: 31679
Catch Date: 06/21/2019
Catch Weight: 12 lbs. 3 oz.
Lake Name: Lake Harris
Catch Details: N/A

#2 – “Like a bat out of hell” (10 lbs)

Man standing on a boat holding a largemouth bass weighing 10 pounds vertically
Angler Name: David Brian Thompson Jr
Catch ID: 31560
Catch Date: 06/2/2019
Catch Weight: 10 lbs.
Lake Name: Lake Griffin
Catch Details: My new Personal Best on the Googan trick. It was windy hot day. Got her hooked and thought it just was a small fish ’till she jumped and took off like a bat out of hell.

#3 – Kayak Fishing Kicker (9 lbs 12 oz)

Largemouth bass laying on a bump board on a mans lap while sitting in a kayak showing lenght of fish at 26 inches
Angler Name: Thomas Woodring
Catch ID: 31703
Catch Date: 06/23/2019
Catch Weight: 9 lbs. 12 oz.
Lake Name: Unnamed Lake
Catch Details: N/A

#4 – Stud from Griffin (9 lbs 11 oz)

Man holding a largemouth bass vertically weighing 9 pounds, 11 ounces
Angler Name: Michael Mraz
Catch ID: 31707
Catch Date: 06/26/2019
Catch Weight: 9 lbs. 11 oz.
Lake Name: Lake Griffin
Catch Details: N/A

#5 – Tournament Tank from Harris (9 lbs 4 oz)

Man standing near the end of a boat ramp holding a largemouth bass vertically weighing 9 pounds, 4 ounces
Angler Name: James Johnson
Catch ID: 31648
Catch Date: 06/15/2019
Catch Weight: 9 lbs. 4 oz.
Lake Name: Lake Harris
Tournament Name: South Pasco Bassmasters – Lake Harris

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Lake County, Florida, a.k.a. “Lake Big Bass,” 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 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.


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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.

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