Polk County TDC
World Class Bass Fishing in the “Largemouth Bass Capital of the World.”
Polk County provides ample opportunity for you to have a “fish tale” that you can tell throughout your lifetime. Recognized as the “Largemouth Bass Capital of the World” for the abundance of large bass caught on area lakes annually, anglers catch “trophy class” bass weighing more than 10 pounds, and in 2015 at least three 13+ pound bass have been caught on local waters. Polk County is home to five of the “Top 10 Largemouth Bass Lakes” in Florida and the state’s certified record Florida Largemouth Bass, which weighed in at 17.27 pounds, was caught in Polk County. Abundant sunshine and pleasant temperatures allow for fishing in Polk County year-round on the region’s more than 550 lakes that occupy over 135 square miles.