Lake County Florida Bass Fishing
to Lake County Bass. My first visit to this beautiful
area of Florida came 50 years ago while on a family vacation. I
grew up in South Florida fishing canal bass with artificial lures
when I was about 13 years old. I walked the banks with a Mitchell
300 spinning reel and dreamed of fishing great places like
this. As a teenager, I had two main interests; bass fishing
and my girlfriend Judy McGibbon who I met a week before her 16th
birthday. Judy and I married right out of high school and this year
we will celebrate our 47th wedding anniversary. Many people
who know Judy are surprised to find that she has fished many a He &
She bass tournament. The truth is, she's a country girl at heart
even though you wouldn't know it if you met her.
In the late sixties,
competitive bass tournaments became popular and I fished every one I
could enter. Over the years I have won more than my share of
tournaments, but I never considered becoming what we now call a
"professional bass fisherman". In those days being a
"professional bass fisherman" was called "being broke!"
During my life, I have
been lucky enough to fish all over the world. Living in South
Florida, I spent many years chasing Dolphin, Sailfish and Marlin in
blue water and Tarpon, Snook and Redfish in the everglades.
I've fished all over the US, Mexico, South & Central America,
Canada, Australia and even Papua New Guinea. I always returned
to bass fishing and these days I'm too old to be bouncing around the
I have been fishing
Florida bass waters for over 50 years and the Harris Chain for
nearly 40. The Harris Chain is one of the best places in Florida to
catch a bass over 10 pounds. These nutrient rich lakes are
full of shad, golden shiners and blue gills, all feeding a good
population of giant bass. Harris Chain bass are stocky footballs and
hard fighters. It's not unusual to catch a 18" bass that weights
over 6 pounds.
In 1996, we moved to
the Golden Triangle and live in a house overlooking Lake Eustis.
Many people are attracted to our area because of the beautiful
natural scenery, hills, lakes, golf and the weather. For a
bass fisherman, it's paradise!
Within a short drive
from our home in Eustis are some of the best known bass fishing
waters in the country. The Harris Chain is literally
right in our back yard. Rodman Reservoir, the St. Johns River and
the Kissimmee Chain are all an hour or less away. Hundreds of
small lakes are full of hungry bass and our biggest problem is
deciding which lake to fish on any given day.
We created this
website to share these spots with you and hope you enjoy your visit
and will return often. I especially invite you to visit our
Photo Gallery where pictures
of bass, all caught and released in our area are displayed.
Please feel free to
call or email us with your comments or questions. If you would
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