Visitors to the centre of Florida will be amazed at the variety of things to do and places to visit in the area that has been a favourite with tourists for many years. As well as 100 miles of coastline, central Florida is home to many lakes and ponds, which add to the outdoor attractions for visitors.
Visitors and residents alike enjoy fishing in central Florida which is home to some excellent freshwater and salt fishing. Many of the 554 freshwater lakes in Polk County are linked together by canals and here many different fish can be caught. Bluegills, speckled perch and catfish can all be caught by anglers here and the area has been called the “Bass Capital of the World” because so many large-mouth bass have been caught here. Sea fishing off the west coast is also popular and charters leave from the Tampa-St Petersburg area.