Top 5 Heaviest Bass Caught in Lake County, FL – May, 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 May, 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 – Four Corners’ Finest (9 lbs 13 oz)

Largemouth Bass on a fish scale held over a wooden dock weighing 9 pounds, 13 ounces.
Angler Name: Ken Abbott
Catch ID: 31503
Catch Date: 05/25/2019
Catch Weight: 9 lbs. 13 oz.
Lake Name: Hancock Lake
Catch Details: Largemouth bass caught using a top water lure.

#2 – Lake Eustis Hawg (8 lbs 13 oz)

Man sitting in a boat in the middle of a lake holding a largemouth bass horizontally weighing 8 pounds, 13 ounces
Angler Name: Jack Hopkins
Catch ID: 31545
Catch Date: 05/29/2019
Catch Weight: 8 lbs. 13 oz.
Lake Name: Lake Eustis
Catch Details: N/A

#3 – Huge Harris Bucketmouth (8 lbs 9 oz)

Boy standing on a boat in a lake holding a largemouth bass vertically weighing 8 pounds, 9 ounces.
Angler Name: Dalton Bailey
Catch ID: 31536
Catch Date: 05/27/2019
Catch Weight: 8 lbs. 9 oz.
Lake Name: Lake Harris
Catch Details: Harris Bucketmouth caught on my Vexan Rod.

#4 – Last but not least (8 lbs 7 oz)

Man standing on the back of a boat in a lake holding a largemouth bass on a fish scale weighing 8 pounds, 7 ounces
Angler Name: Kenneth Messick
Catch ID: 31356
Catch Date: 05/06/2019
Catch Weight: 8 lbs. 7 oz.
Lake Name: Lake Griffin
Catch Details: On my last cast of the day!

#5 (tie) – Lake Harris Lunker (8 lbs 1 oz)

Young man standing on a boat holding a largemouth bass vertically that weighs 8 pounds 1 ounce
Angler Name: Johnathan Clark
Catch ID: 31350
Catch Date: 05/05/2019
Catch Weight: 8 lbs. 1 oz.
Lake Name: Lake Harris
Catch Details: N/A

#5 (tie) – Lake Beauclair Trophy (8 lbs 1 oz)

Man standing on a boat holding a largemouth bass vertically that weighs 8 pounds 1 ounce
Angler Name: Brian Beasley
Catch ID: 31427
Catch Date: 05/14/2019
Catch Weight: 8 lbs. 1 oz.
Lake Name: Lake Beauclair
Catch Details: N/A

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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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