Best 2020 Florida Bass Fishing Destinations
Are you planning a vacation to Florida in 2020? If so, be sure to open your horizon on what you can experience in this amazing destination. From North to South, you can explore some of the best outdoor activities that are perfect for the whole family. Our Top 2020 Florida Bass Fishing Destinations will show you all the remarkable locations and fish you can catch on one of our tours.
It is 2020 and now is the time to explore what Florida bass fishing has to offer. The largemouth bass is Florida’s number one sought after game fish. All across the state, you can find Florida strain bass. Whether you are looking for numbers or trophy-sized fish, our fisheries are the best to explore for it.
Even though largemouth bass is a heavily targeted species, our bass fishing trips also highlight the Florida peacock bass as well. This exotic species originated in South America but many anglers use South Florida as an introductory destination to catch them. You can find some hard-fighting and trophy fish in the urban systems of Miami-Dade County, Broward County, and Palm Beach County, FL.
When you embark on a fishing adventure, charter, and trip with iOutdoor, you can be certain that you are getting the best local experts. Our local experts are highly professional and knowledgeable of their destinations and fisheries. Whether you want to catch bass on live bait or with artificial baits, we can make it happen for you.
Let’s dive right into this report with our local experts to help show you what is to come and what is happening right now starting from North to South Florida!
2020 Florida Bass Fishing Report
North Florida Bass Fishing on the Rodman Reservoir
Fishing with Captain Ken Walker
“The Rodman Reservoir has to be my favorite place to fish and guide. On this trip, I had the pleasure of fishing with Don, his son Dan, and grandsons Ryan, and Austin. There is nothing like a family trip on the water especially when the bass are fired up.
Being Florida natives and a repeat client of iOutdoor, I had to make sure to show his family a great time. During this trip, the largemouth bass were stacked up in key areas. As of current, the drawdown is still in effect and certain areas are more productive than others.
Don and his family caught a total of 26 largemouth bass on this fishing trip. Dan came in strong with the biggest bass of the trip weighing in at 8 pounds 11 ounces. A true Rodman Reservoir monster!
His son Ryan also caught a big beautiful largemouth bass weighing in at 8 pounds 4 ounces. 3 out of the 4 anglers caught their new personal best largemouth bass with numbers of fish in the 3-6 pound range.
The action is red hot and I am looking forward to fishing with Don and his family again in the near future!” – Captain Ken Walker
When looking to travel to this destination, you can access it from two cities. Palatka, FL is the closest and Gainesville is the most intricate with access to a variety of different locations we offer. Feel free to reach out and let us know if you have any questions!
North Central Bass Fishing Charter on the Harris Chain of Lakes
Fishing with Captain Gino Losi
“Clearwater, big bass, and great artificial bait fishing is what the Harris Chain of Lakes is all about. I had the pleasure of fishing with repeat client Rebecca and Treves on this trip. They were traveling from South Carolina just to fish the Harris Chain.
When fishing in this chain, you can explore it in many different ways. We started the day fishing offshore structure with artificial baits. Lake Griffin, especially on the south end, was on fire.
The most productive baits for this trip were crankbaits and magnum-sized soft plastic worms. Several nice fish were caught this way and they had a blast with every bite. Underwater structures like submerged hydrilla really congregate the bass into key locations.
After the artificial bite slowed down, Rebecca and Treves switched over to live bait. Giant wild caught live shiners put some really quality fish in the boat. Hydrilla was the main focus and helped them land some beautiful fish up to 5 pounds.
I am looking forward to fishing with them again soon as they are already planning their next trip! Everyone on board had a blast reeling in the quality of Florida largemouth.” – Captain Gino Losi
The Harris Chain of Lakes can best be accessed from several cities. You can hop in the car and have a quick ride from Ocala, FL, and Orlando, FL. The most convenient location to visit from would be The Villages!
Central Florida Fishing Report out of Kissimmee, FL:
Fishing with Captain Brent Nelson:
“Lake Toho Bass Fishing is an excellent family outdoor activity to experience when visiting Central Florida. I had the pleasure of fishing with Kevin, Brendon, Josie, and Maggie. They were traveling from Minnesota looking to cash in on some Florida bass fishing and they hit it just right.
Most of the fishing trip was spent throwing live bait. As this quick 4-hour afternoon fishing trip went on, they also threw some artificial baits. The Bjorge family caught over 20 Florida largemouth bass on their fishing trip with the biggest bass weighing in at 4.5 pounds.
The bite was steady for pretty much the whole fishing trip. As the sun began to go down, the bite did taper off making for a great end to the day. This family had a fantastic time landing bass after bass.
I am looking forward to fishing with this wonderful family again in the future!” – Captain Brent Nelson
Kissimmee, Florida is easily accessible from all the major theme parks including Disney, Sea World, and so much more. When bringing the family out to the parks, be sure to take them on a fishing trip. We can fit the whole family on our bass fishing trips, especially on our pontoon fishing vessel!
West Central Florida Fishing Report on Lake Tarpon
Fishing with Captain Bill Goudy Jr:
“Select times throughout the year, Lake Tarpon Bass Fishing is incredibly productive for big bass. During this trip, the big bass were biting and everyone on board caught some giant fish.
I had the pleasure of fishing with Bucky and his wife Sharon. They were traveling from Montana looking to catch some largemouth bass near Tampa, Florida.
Lake Tarpon is located in Tarpon Springs, FL, just north of Tampa. This clearwater lake provides the perfect freshwater getaway for catching big bass. Bucky and Sharon will be the first people to tell you the potential this lake can have.
They caught over 20 largemouth bass on this fishing trip. The best 5 fish weighed in over 26 pounds, which is a monster bag. Days like this are what anglers live for, especially when your two biggest bass weighed-in at 7 and 6 pounds.
Sunny and breezy weather made for an even better day. Nothing like catching big bass and enjoying beautiful weather. The most productive bait on this trip was live wild-caught shiners. Live bait really helps our clients and anglers cash in on some quality fish all trip long.
Bucky and Sharon had a blast catching all these fish. It was a true pleasure fishing with them and I know it won’t be long until they are back out on the water soon!” – Captain Bill Goudy Jr
When looking to explore Lake Tarpon, the closest major city is Tampa, FL. You can also stay where it is located in Tarpon Springs, FL, a beautiful destination with a lot to do!