Capt. Tim Fey
January 29, 2010
Lake Tohopekaliga - Freshwater Fishing Report
Lake Toho Bass Fishing
The first half on January as seen some good bass fishing on Lake Toho, as well as some tough fishing at times. The tough fishing came when we got slammed with a brutal cold front, brutal that is for Florida.
Water temperatures had dropped in the low 50's for several days, with us hitting a few areas where water temperatures had hit as low as 48 degrees. This low water temperature in Florida lakes can make for some very tough fishing. We even had a day where we experienced ICE rain. Before this front hit us, we were experiencing some very good days on Lake Toho as the bass played well with not only live wild shiners, but the artificial bait bite was doing well also.
Most of our action has been coming once again from the southern end of Lake Toho so we have been using the South Port Ramp and Whaleys Landing ramp. Outside grass lines and scattered deep water hydrilla have been the big keys to success out here for us. Trick worms, senko type baits and steel shad have been the main producers and have kept the action steady. We have started spotting a few scattered beds on Lake Toho, as well as Butler Chain and Johns Lake. The cold front has delayed the start of the spawn some, but we fully expect with our current warm up, the spawn will be in full swing and the trophy bass will be slamming our baits again.
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