Lake Pierce, nestled among mighty oak trees, a quiet piece of old Florida, still exists in a small corner of Polk County. A place where a cool summer breeze escapes the city’s everyday hecticness. A place where wildlife seeks refuge in an environment touched only slightly by human development it’s called Lake Pierce.
It can be found on the shores of Lake Wales, listed below on our Google map. Pierce is a lake in Polk County in the state of Florida. The latitude and longitude coordinates for this lake are 27.9750, -81.5184, and the altitude is 75 feet (23 meters).
Fishing Lake Pierce
Anyone interested in fishing Lake Pierce should consult with local fishing guides and other resources before fishing. Anglers who have fished Pierce should always take caution as the lake’s surroundings change.
This main lake grass is good; it has plenty of Kissimmee grass. Also, look for scattered offshore eelgrass; peppergrass is gold if you can find it. Fish, like most lakes, spawn shallow in the grass edges. Because of the access of canals off the main lake, look for spawning bass canals during the springtime spawn on full and new moons.
When fishing on Lake Pierce over several days, catching a 4 or 5-lb bass is not uncommon!
Regarding the fishing license, a Florida fishing license is required from the boat or shoreline at this location. If you travel from another state and, for example, have a Pennsylvania fishing license, it is not good in Florida.
Camping & Hiking
Lake Pierce Eco Resort -Bicycle Trails, Hiking/Nature Trails
3500 Canal Rd., Lake Wales, 33898; 863-439-2023
An ecological park in Lake Wales. The resort is surrounded by beautiful trees giving plenty of shade & privacy to the cottages & RV sites. Also, wooded acres for nature walks. Fish from the 200 ft. dock.
Directions: I-4 to 27. South to 540. East into Lake Wales, FL.