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While it may be named after another popular sport fish, Lake Tarpon is primarily known for being one of Florida's top largemouth bass fisheries. Many Lake Tarpon fishing guides and visitors target trophy bass on this 2,500-acre lake that's located near the city of Tarpon Springs. Warm climate, palm trees, big bass -- what's not to love about fishing Lake Tarpon?
If you're not sure where to fish, or which baits to use when Florida lake fishing, don't worry! These ten freshwater fishing tips can help you catch largemouth bass on Lake Tarpon.
While these Lake Tarpon fishing tips aren't relevant to tarpon fishing Florida, they should help you find a few Florida-strain largemouth bass that will make your trip worthwhile. Be sure to check the Florida freshwater fishing regulations before you go, and read up a few more lake fishing tips for an even better chance at success.
Debbie Hanson is an award-winning outdoor writer, women’s sport fishing advocate, IGFA world record holder, and freshwater guide living in Southwest Florida. Hanson’s written work has appeared in publications such as Florida Game & Fish Magazine, BoatUS Magazine, and USA Today Hunt & Fish. To learn more about her work, visit shefishes2.com or follow her on Instagram @shefishes2.
The largemouth bass is the most popular freshwater game fish in the U.S. Learn more about how you can identify a largemouth bass, where to catch it and what bait and lures to use.
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