Search
Close this search box.
Search
Close this search box.

A Worldwide Success. The Gift from Florida

Florida. The land of Sunshine and Hurricanes. If you would stop random people on the street in any other location in the world and ask them what first comes to mind about Florida, most would offer something about places like Daytona Beach, Orlando and Disney World, or the Beaches of Miami. Florida is also the second largest producer of Beef in the U.S., and of course Florida Oranges and Indian River Grapefruit. If that person is a fisherman, they would talk about the Florida Keys, Tarpon, or any other of the sought-after saltwater fish and their well-known locations. But, for the freshwater fisherman, Lake Okeechobee and the Largemouth Bass found there are what dreams are made of. Lake O needs no introduction, you can open any book or magazine on Bass Fishing and there will be an article or a least a mention of this amazing fishery within its pages.
The Florida Black Bass has a long and storied history. The Bass Angler in almost any other state in the country can thank Florida and those early fishery managers who had the foresight to protect this amazing species. The early years of the 20th century saw its population depleted due to the importance as a food source and no regulations. As a result, the 1926 “Black Bass Act” was passed to restrict the interstate commerce of Black Bass and allow states to designate them as a Gamefish. These restrictions and future regulations limited the commercial harvest and sale, and increased their value as a sport fish. By mid-century, large reservoirs across the U.S. were built to accommodate the growing need for electric power, which were prime locations for the Black Bass Stocking and Management Programs. Today, the Largemouth Bass has been successfully exported Worldwide, and is one of the most widely distributed fish in the world. The economic impact is impressive, Bass Fishing is a $60 Billion dollar industry.
Today’s Florida offers the very best Bass Fishing on the planet. Lake Okeechobee is considered the pinnacle here, but trophy fish can be found in the countless Lakes, Ponds, and Canals that are readily available to the average angler almost everywhere in the state. There is no need to travel to exotic locations or plan your vacation around fishing for monster Largemouth, with a little research and some scouting you can find them in your hometown, and often right in your own neighborhood.
The Florida Black Bass is a hardy species, and you can target them in a wide range of habitat and water qualities. I have personally caught Largemouth Bass and Snook in the same canals and ponds, this speaks to the adaptability of both species.

There has never been a better time to be a Fisherman. Anglers today have access to many species that in the past would have required a trip to far away and exotic locations. But the native Florida Black Bass has not only become a much sought after species for sport, it has been and will be an economic generator for future generations. There are anglers worldwide that dream of Fishing Florida for the opportunity of catching a trophy of a Lifetime. Whether you’re an avid fisherman, or just someone who wets a line when time permits or to relax, today’s Florida offers something for everyone. Your Adventure Awaits. Get out there and explore Florida!

WorldWide FlyWorks & Outfitters offers everything you need to chase this amazing gamefish. I honestly believe that the Largemouth Bass just might be the very best quarry for the novice to haunt with the fly rod., and we will help make your outings not only fun, but very productive .