• Bassin' won first place in a national contest for Air Brush Magazine
  • Lake Istokpoga is  27,692 acres and it is being groomed as a premier fishing lake
  • Bass tournament weigh-ins regularly measure fish over 18" and weighing over six pounds

The lakes of Highlands county are unique.  These are the only lakes in the state of Florida that have escaped the problems most of our state's lakes have faced in recent years.  While Floridians work on finding answers to water quality questions, bass tournament weigh-ins regularly measure fish over 18 inches long weighing over 6 pounds.  Nine pounds or more is not uncommon. 

All of our lakes are connected with the famous Florida aquifer.  But they are also connected through rivers, creeks, and ditches with one of the most notorious spawning beds in all of North America - Lake Istokpoga. 

All these lakes and Istokpoga are merely part of the Kissimmee watershed that stretches over 100 miles through Orlando and on to Lake Okeechobee.  From there, the water drains into Florida Bay at the southern end of the state were salt water mixes with the freshwater of the Everglades. 

For the bass master, our lakes offer unsurpassed bass fishing. 

The charm of this mural is obviously the 3-D effect; the bass appears to be leaping out of the wall.  This mural won first place in the prestigious Air Brush magazine's national competition for billboards and murals. 

Artist Location Size Sponsor Note Audio
Keith Goodson Creative Designs Hair Color Studio at Main Street and Bellview Street 45 ft 6 in wide x 13 ft high Henderson's Fish Camp Look for two things missing N/A

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