Beginner Fly Fishing Gear Checklist: 10 Essentials for Getting Started
A Primer on Recreational Crabbing and Crab Fishing License Needs
Select a state to find fishing and boating information:
Get A Fishing License
Get started fishing today, purchase your fishing license online, check regulations and more.
Register A Boat
Register your boat today. Learn how to register your vessel, boating laws and more.
Home > Take Me Fishing Blog > December 2017 > 7 Lake Tarpon Fishing Tips for Catching Largemouth Bass
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.
Subscribe to our Newsletter
Sign-up to receive our monthly newsletter with interesting blogs about fishing and boating. Get fishing tips and tricks and read personal stories from anglers who live and breathe fishing and boating. Learn new fishing skills, boating resources, fishing etiquette, conservation and more.
Please complete the following fields to subscribe to our newsletter.
What information would you like?
Click on your state to find out where to buy a fishing license, types of fishing licenses available, age requirements, fishing regulations and fishing license online options.
Click on your state to find out how to register your boat, requirements, regulations and to get more information.