And I am the opposite I bass fish and catch a few specks while looking for largemouths, I don't eat them just enjoy catching them. Kennansville is about 1.5 hrs for me. You must be in the Vero area.
Yes i live in Vero Beach.
I prefer going to places having fewer people, and less distance from the launch to where i park my truck, due to my condition.
Kissimmee is better for me than Okeechobee for that reason.
Lake Marian is another very nice lake in the Kennansville area.
No dirt roads involved, and a very nice fish camp there as well called Paradise fish camp. There is also a good county owned ramp there with restrooms. Better than the fish camp ramp also. A small flock of White Pelicans reside on that lake as well.
That whole region is mostly cattle ranches, some very large, so there are few people actually living in that area.
Ive been out to Walk On Water a few times as well, but its quite a hike for me from Vero. Worth trying if you havent been there.
Canoe Creek rd is where Lake Marian is located, back about 5 miles to the west from 441, and then a left on as i recall Arnold rd for a very short distance.
About 15 miles further up that road in the middle of nowhere is a small lake called Lake Jackson, which empties into Kissimmee.
There is a very good ramp there, and lots of very nice country to drive thru to get there. If you prefer lonely that would be the place.
The closest lake for me from Vero is Garcia, about 18 miles.
Located on 512 about 1 mile north of 60. About 5 or 6 more miles on 512 is Fellsmere.
Very good Bass fishing with 2 good ramps.
But i mostly go a bit further west to Fort Drum Marsh.
Blue Cypress is a bit further yet, and as you probably know that lake is considered to be the headwaters of the Saint Johns river.
It is probably the most picturesque lake in Florida. Also a nesting place for Ospreys, and right now there are hundreds of them.
Fishing there can be very tough, as the lake itself has no boundreys, and runs back into the trees and swamps on all sides including parts of Fort Drum Marsh.
Which is why i have a small jon boat. lol