Lake County is a county located in the U.S. state of Florida. As of the 2010 census, the population was 297,052. Its county seat is Tavares and its largest city is Clermont. Lake County was created in 1887 from portions of Sumter County and Orange County. It was named for the many lakes contained within its borders (250 named lakes and 1,735 other bodies of water.
Clermont Chain boasts some of the best waters in the state, as it offers several ways to fish for trophy bass and crappie with the vast cover it offers. Everything from lily pads, grass beds, hydrilla, docks, flooded swamp areas to sunken trees, an angler can employ every tactic to catching bass on this chain, which also helps to sharpen their skills in every aspect of this great sport.
The Harris Chain of Lakes: “This is a region known around the country for great fishing,” said Major League Fishing Commissioner Don Rucks. “And everything about our experience here, from the community support to the quality of fishing, has been first-class. As far as Lake County goes, it’s a mixture. Our anglers are familiar with the Harris Chain, which is nearby, but most have never spent any time on other lakes in the county – and, believe me, there are plenty of great fishing lakes here.”