The "keep-nature-first" philosophy applies to the most sought after resident of the resort's numerous lakes: the fighting largemouth bass. Catch and release is the rule for all species of our lakes which are more prevalent from January through June.

Resort guests are invited to drop a line into one of our carefully stocked lakes, which are equipped with fishing docks. Live bait, other than worms, is not allowed.

We maintain a natural balance of species in our lakes to provide one of the most productive sports fishing havens in Florida. Stop by the Welcome Center for rules and regulations.

If you wish to try your luck with saltwater fishing, it's less than 10 miles away from The Great Outdoors Resort. Licenses are required for saltwater fishing.

The Indian River offers anglers a selection of redfish, drum, jackfish, ladyfish, tarpon, sheepshead and speckled trout. Or if you prefer the bigger game fish such as cobia and sailfish - you can arrange for offshore fishing in the Atlantic Ocean.