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Top 9 Bass Fishing Spots in Florida

Introducing the top 9 bass fishing spots in all of Florida according to the Florida Game and Fresh Water Commission. I've been to Jackson and George, but I can't speak much for the other spots myself. Can't wait to hit the Big "O"! (For those not interested in Florida, I'm also thinking about crappie fishing in Alabama: http://www.vingle.net/posts/437172-Alabama-Crappie-Fishing-Spots) LAKE WEOHYAKAPKA *Weohyakapka, which means "Walk-in-Water," is a 7,534-acre lake off S.R. 60 about 50 miles south of Orlando, a few miles east of Lake Wales, and very near Lake Kissimmee. LAKE OKEECHOBEE *Probably Florida's most famous bass fishing location, Lake Okechobee (the "Big O") is located in south central Florida, covering 730 square miles, easily accessible from both the east and west coast of Florida. The best spots are around Eagle Bay Island, Fisheating Bay, and Pelican Bay. LAKE JACKSON *Located just north of Tallahassee, this shallow 4,000-acre natural lake is best around the Church Cove and Cattle Gap areas in the north and central portions. STICK MARSH RESERVOIR *Created by the flooding of some 6,500 acres of former farmland. This is an abundant place for bass - the southern portion of Farm 13 is best. LAKE GEORGE *The second largest lake in Florida, and is a natural lake from the St. Johns River. THE FLORIDA EVERGLADES *The two best areas are 210 square miles of Everglades marsh connected with perimeter canals, and 730 square miles of wetlands bordered by a canal system. Access areas can be found along Alligator Alley, at Sawgrass Recreation Area just off U.S. 27, and at the L-67A Canal at the north end of Holiday Park Recreation Area off U.S. 27 and at the south end at the S-333 water control structure off Tamiami Trail (S.R. 41). TENORAC AREA *Formerly a phosphate mine less than 10 miles northeast of Lakeland, this 6,400-acre property is a series of marshes and small lakes. Eleven, totaling 758 acres, are open to public fishing, and range from 20 to 250 acres. LAKE KISSIMMEE *Actually part of a chain of lakes, in Polk and Osceola counties, Lake Kissimmee is 35,000 acres. Also known for great fishing is West Lake Tohopekaliga, an 18,810-acre shallow lake just south of the city of Kissimmee, can be accessed by passing through the locks between the lakes. LAKE TARPON *Lake Tarpon is locate in Pinellas County on Florida's west coast, about 25 miles northwest of Tampa. Suggested ares for the best fishing: edges of cattails and bulrush, offshore clumps of vegetation, also near Brooker creek and in the canal on the south end of the lake.
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@ChrisopherPitt right! that's a good one. wonder why it was missed
What about Lake Toho. Bassmaster classic held there had weigh ins of five fish and several weighed in more than 50lbs.
@dougjohnson it's possible they won't (ha!) but I sitll want to see if I can make it happen
@mcgraffy you sure she (and they) would be happy with that? ha
I've got not plans to go to Florida now but maybe my wife wants to take the kids to Disney and I'll go fishing....hm...
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