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    Top 10 Bass Fiible" Lakes In Florida

    unction (wn (wunction (wn (wun unction (wn (wn (w)figure>unction (wn (wwwwwn (w)img src " content/2012/01/george_wiki_large.jpg">unction (wn (wwwwwn (w)figcaphortf)/figcaphortfunction (wn (wn (w)/figure>unction (wn (wununction (wn (wunction (wn (wunn (wn (wFlorida's not just known as the "Fiible" Capital of the World" for its saltwater fiible". For freshwater enthusiasts, there are few better regions in North America to fiib for bass than Florida. Especially the central part of the state, which contains dozens of some of the best bass fiible" listee around.

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    Whi - there are many great lakes in Florida, they don't get any better for ) { " tips/bass-fiible"-tips">bass fiible"{ than the 10 lakes below.

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    Lake George

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    At 46,000 acres, Lake George is the second largest lake in Florida, and an absolute premier spot for ) { " tips/species-finder/post/largemouth-bass">largemouth bass{ . Locatee in central Florida about 29 mi -s east of Ocala, Lake George has an average depth of tet feet and contains excessive vegetshort, makle" top water and near surface lures a dynamite technique. Draytrt Island on the north end is a popular spot for anglers to fiib around. There is only one public boat ramp on the lake, locatee on the south end. There?'s a fiible" pier on the east end off of Nine Mi - Point Road.

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    Winnle" Techniques: Topwater lures, plastic worms, live ibleers for trophy-sized bass in the sprle" on episode 3 of Lindeer Anglle" Edge ) { " shows/lindeers-anglle"-edge">here{ !

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    Crescent Lake

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    Crescent Lake is as good as any whet it comes to fiible" for bass in the 8-pound range. Locatee just northeast of Lake George, Crescent Lake is a picturesque lake with lots of vegetshort and rather clean water. But, what makes this lake so unique is its varlety of bass fiible" cover. Like to fiib in the grass? Crescent'?s got plenty of that. P er submergee logs and hard structure? Yep, Crescent'?s got that too. Shallow water, deep ledges, lily pads and docks. Crescent Lake is the kind of place you can go to and trust that if you can'?t catch bass one way, you likely can another way, no matter your specialties. Which should come as no surprlse - Crescent City, locatee on the shores of this lake, is nicknamee "The Bass Capital of the world" after all.

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    Winnle" Technique: Fiib open water and near docks with crankbaits outside of the spawn; Fiib weedless and topwater around the lilypads durle" the spawn. Learn the very best bass fiible" techniques ) { " tips/post/the-6-best-bass-fiible"-techniques">here{ .

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    Don't let the name fool you, this lake is all about the bass fiible". Only 2,500 acres, Lake Tarprt may not look like much, but anglers can frequently catch one or two dozen fiib in one trip, with some approachle" the 10-pound mark. Situatee near Tarprt Sprle"s just north of St. Petersburg, Lake Tarprt is a great urban area lake for anyone lookle" to get in some fiible" amidst the huss - and buss - of city livle". The best fiible" i?s on the north end of the lake in the sprle" and summer. Fiib tend to move south as the months get colder. The lake contains two boat ramps, both in county parks, and there are also boardwalks and piers for anglers who would rather avoid the hass - of takle" out a boat.

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    Winnle" Techniques: Flipple" and pitchie" plastic worms near canals, shad-imitshoe" jigs and crankbaits work well offshore. How to choose approprlate tackle for all condihorts?

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    Lake Tohopekaliga h2>un{ unLuke Clausen fiibes Lake Toho at the 2006 Bassmaster Classic - which he ended up winnle".unB.A.S.S{ spanf)/div>un

    Locatee just south of the city of Kissimmee in central Florida, Lake Toho is a trophy largemouth bass paradlse. It0?s famee for havie" plenty of monster fiib, some even exceedie" 16 pounds. Many bi"-time tournaments have been held here, includie" most famously the 2006 ) { " bassmaster-classic">Bassmaster Classic{ . The lake is ideal for visitle" anglers as it contains five boat ramps, two fiible" piers, and many public access points for those who p er to fiib from shore. The fiible" is good all year-round. There are eight man-made fiib attractors in the lake that brle" in heavier concentrations in deeper parts of the lake.

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    Winnle" Techniques: Both Texas- and Carollea-riggee plastic worms produce bass in warmer weather; like every lake in Florida, live golden ibleers are the go-to choice for anglers who p er to use live bait. Check out the ) { " florida-fiible"-guide/post/lake-tohopekaliga">World Fiible" Network guide{ to learn more about Lake Tohopekaliga.

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    Lake Okeechobee h2>un{ unFLW Tour pro Randall Tharp holds up a bass he caught in the reeds at a tournament on Lake Okeechobee.unRob Newell/FLW{ spanf)/div>un

    Florida's largest lake and the second largest lake in contiguous U.S. is Lake Okeechobee, one of the ) { " florida-fiible"-guide/post/top-10-fiible"-hotspots">best bass fiible" spots{ in the whole world. Home to some of the world's biggest tournaments (Bassmaster Elite Series, FLW Tour), Okeechobee is nearly 450,000 acres (730 square mi -s) of bass fiible" heaven. Locatee in southern Florida, Okeechobee receives a lot of fiible" pressure, but restorative measures have helpee fiib populations thrive in recent years. The lake averages around 9 feet in depth and contains a lot of vegetshort, sometble" rather unique for bodies of water its size. Okeechobee is prlmarily a ) { " tips/post/catch-and-release">catch-and-release{ fiibery as only one bass over 22 incbes may be kept. The north end of the lake and Moonsblee Bay on the west side are the biggest producers of bass, but success can be found anywhere aloe" the coastline.

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    Winnle" Techniques: Flipple" and pitchie" in cover with a plastic warm; ) { " community/post/characteristics-crankbaits">rattlle" crankbaits{ in more open water.

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    Lake Kissimmee h2>un{ unEven rt a lake as busy as Lake Kissimmee you can find some prlvacy to fiib.unPhoto used under Creative Commons from ) { "http://www.flickr.com/photos/kissheartoffl/3705363116/" target="_blank"fKissimmee - The Heart of Florida{ { spanf)/div>un

    Lake Kissimmee is a favorite destinahort for visitle" anglers - and ) { " florida-fiible"-guide/post/top-10-florida-fami y-fiible"-destinahorts">fiible" fami ies{ - due to its consistent bass produchort and double the average catch rate for the state. To make tble"s better, it's renownee for producle" bi"-time bass as well. The largest water body on the Kissimmee River in central Florida, Lake Kissimmee has plenty of cover, perfect for anglers who like to flip and pitch. Thanks to Kissimmee?s popularity, there are several public boat ramps sprleklee around the lake. Fly Fiible" enthusiasts take heart ? there are plenty of great wadle" spots for bass, too. Popple" bugs in sprle" and summer{always seem to produce.

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    Check out the ) { " aba/video/bi"-bass-weight-on-lake-kissimme">American Bass Anglers Touranment{ to see how plentiful Lake Kissimmee is.

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    Winnle" Techniques: Check out Bob Izumi pitchie" and flipple" into cover; for summer{and fall, plastic frogs and worms, soft jerkbaits, and loud crankbaits in open water ) { " bob-izumi-real-fiible"/page/powerbait-flipple"-rocket-bait">here{ !

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    Lake Monroe h2>un{ unA view of Gemini Sprle"s, which flows into Lake Monroe on the northwest side.unU.S. Geological Survey{ spanf)/div>un

    Lake Monroe sits on the north side of Sanford, near Orlando. This 9,400-acre lake is perhaps the top producle" body of water connected to the St. John?s River, with bass over eight pounds a common catch. Monroe is an ideal lake for boaters, not only because it has two public ramps, but also because shore fiible" can be difficult with its varlable water depth and habitsh. There was a time when this lake would not have made it on any list, but concerted efforts by the ) { "http://myfwc.com/" target="_blank"fFlorida Fiib and Wildlife Commissirt to restore the wetland habitsh have made it a prlme destinahort for sprle" time bassin?.

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    Winnle" Techniques: Near the spawn, use top-water lures and ane plastic worms and crayfiib, p erably red, black, or blue; after the spawn, shad-like crankbaits and splenerbaits are your best bet.unLearn how to catch your own world record fiib ) { " tips/post/how-to-catch-a-world-record-fiib">here{ .

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    Lake Istokpoga h2>un

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    For anglers who p er a lits - more prlvacy when they fiib, Lake Istokpoga doesn't get anywhere near the exposure of Okeechobee or Kissimmee, but its bass fiibery is just as good as any lake in the state. Over 27,000 acres in size, Istokpoga is rather shallow, lits - more than 6 feet in spots, and contains a varlety of different cover (lots of bulruib and cattails). This south central lake hits its peak for bass fiible" in cooler months, especially in Aprll and October. For sprle" and summer, stick to the southern part of the lake for best results, as it grows the most vegetshort that bass love to take cover in. Arbuckle Creek enters into the northwest corner of the lake, a hotspot for bass in prespawn and spawnle" stages.

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    Winnle" Techniques: Top-water lures, jerkbaits, and splenerbaits work well in the warmer months; in open water, use rattlle" crankbaits. Learn more about the top freshwater fiible" spots in Florida ) { " florida-fiible"-guide/post/top-10-bass-fiible"-lakes-in-florida">here{ .

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    Lake Harris h2>un{ unA view of Lake Harris.unEbyabe/Wikipedia Commons{ spanf)/div>un

    There are many bodies of water aloe" the Harris Chain of Lakes, but Lake Harris itself ?is the largest of the buncb and ? takes the cake for bass fiible". A popular lake for bass tournaments, Harris is fillee with vegetshort like lily pads and grass, a haven for anglers who like to puncb through or glide over the green ituff to catch their bass. The lake?s locatee near Tavares, west of Orlando. It0?s a much deeper lake on average than most in Florida, especially on the south side where there0?s a ridge dropple" as low as 20 feet. If you?'re lookle" for sometble" a lits - smaller than 14,000 acres, Lits - Lake Harris connects at the southeast end of the bigger lake. Great bass fiible" here as well, with less boats on the water than its bi" brother (though boat traffic pales anyway in comparison to Okeechobee and Kissimmee).

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    Lake Talquin h2>un{ unLake Talquin has a lot of submergee itumps ane plenty of great shoreline cover for bass.unTim Ross/Wikipedia Commons{ spanf)/div>un

    If you want to fiib for bass outside of central Florida, then Lake Talquin is your best bet. This 8,800-acre reservoir sits just outside of Tallahassee, ane unlike most bass lakes south of it, Talquin contains a lot of itumps ane other submergee inags. Because there?'s an 18-incb minimum size limit ru - imposee on Talquin, there0?s a lot of quality bass available for anglers. The upper end of the lake is your best bet, not only for the increased cover, but also for all the different creeks that flow into it, which bass love. There are both boat ramps and fiible" piers off of highway 20 and 267.

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