Fishing in Florida
Bass fishing is one of my favorite hobbies. Waking up early to be on the water by safe light, running across the water to get to my spot , and casting my line in just as the sun breaks. That’s what I call the perfect day. What do I like to fish for? Large Mouth Bass! Florida has some of the best lakes to catch large mouth bass. Florida’s current large mouth bass on record of 17 pounds, 4 ounces set July 1986. In 2008, an 18 pound, 8 ounce bass caught in Florida exceeded the record but was never certified by an FWC biologist.
There are many different bass species, here are just a few with pictures.
Large Mouth Bass (my personal favorite) grow to impressive sizes,
World record: 22 lbs 4 oz
FL State Record: 17 lbs 4 oz
(also unofficial 20 lbs 1 oz)
Red Eyed Bass , a bass species primarily occurring in Alabama and Georgia, , this species is rare is not usually considered a resident fish.
World record: 8 lbs 12 oz
FL State Record: 7 lbs 13 oz
Spotted Bass is widely distributed in the eastern regions of the United States, ranging northward to Ohio and westward to Texas.
World record: 9 lbs 8 oz
FL State Record: 3 lbs 12 oz
Shoal bass represent a low density species of black bass and are closely related to the redeye bass.
World record: 7 lbs 8 oz
FL State Record: 4 lbs 2 oz
Well, I hope this has helped some of you on seeing the difference in catching bass. Send us some of your pictures and see if they end up on our website for everyone to enjoy.