Orlando, FL - Lake Toho, Clermont Chain & The Kissimmee Chain
Capt. Tim Fey
March 12, 2005
Orlando - Freshwater Fishing Report
Today we spent the day out on the Kissimmee Chain of lakes in search of that trophy Bass. We started out working spinnerbaits in the North Cove on Lake Kissimmee catching a few smaller slot sized bass before moving off to our second area to fish.
We moved off to area 2 which was down on the southern end of the lake, here we were looking to work spinnerbaits and flip the lily pads. Flipping the lily pads was the key down here, working jigs and Senkos we managed to catch a couple 2 and 3 pound bass when we decided to tie on a frog and work the surface. Five minutes of working the frog and the water just BLEW UP!!! after a brief fight we had us a very nice 7.5 pound bass on the boat with a yet another happy fisherman grinning from ear to ear. From there we went to Polluted Water Cove and flipped the grass beds using various worms and creature baits.
Working the grass patches tightly seemed to be the real key here, allowing the baits to sink for a few seconds and then doing a very slow retrieve was the only way to land the good ones. The weather today was fairly good with a slight over cast, muddy to stained water which dictated the way we had to work our lures and what we used. In all by the end of the day we had boated several very nice bass ranging from 2 to 7.5 pounds. Till my next report, tight lines and great fishing!!
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