Lake Istokpoga, a 28,000-acre lake eight miles southeast of Sebring off U.S. 98, is becoming one of Florida’s stellar bass lakes for good reason. In 2001, the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) conducted a full-scale drawdown in an effort to rid the lake of a muck-laden bottom that had built up after years […]

Tuesday, November 24, 2012 Media contact: Gary Morse, 863-648-3200 During the last week of November, the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) will treat hydrilla in portions of Lake Istokpoga. All scheduled management efforts are subject to weather conditions. The lake will be monitored after treatment. There are no restrictions for fishing, swimming or […]

By BARRY FOSTER News-Sun correspondent SEBRING — There have been a bunch of the nation’s top anglers in Highlands County this week. Teams competing in a new television series entitled “Major League Fishing” descended on Lake Istokpoga this past weekend in search of points and airtime. Highlands County reportedly is one of the “surprise locations” […]

Thousand Of Trees To Grace Lake O Region CLEWISTON, FL. — Taking advantage of dry conditions, the South Florida Water Management District (SFWMD) will plant 6,000 pond apple, cypress and red maple trees to enhance wading bird habitat and restore ecosystems within Lake Okeechobee and Lake Istokpoga. “Planting trees when water levels are low is […]

The Perfect Place for Bass Fishing in Florida Posted by: BASSonline Fishing in Florida is easy, exciting and fun because there are so many productive places to fish in the state, its not stretching the truth to say if you see some water and it’s more than a few inches deep, there’s probably fish to […]