Bass Fishing in
Oh what would Florida be without
the Largemouth Bass? What do you think of when you think of Florida? Some
may say sunshine or maybe orange trees, beaches, alligators or maybe Disney
World. For many, the mention of the Sunshine State brings images
of beautiful waterways and the legendary Largemouth.
Well, sadly, for a good part
of the last 2 decades, that reputation of "Bass
Capital of the World" has slipped a bit, especially
with the advent of Tournament pressure and development of fertile waters
in Texas, California and South of the Border. But I’m glad to announce
that through good science and a cooperative fishing community the Bass
are making quite a comeback in a number of our more famous waters. Here
in Central Florida that would include such favorite destinations as Lakes
Toho, Kissimmee, Walk in the Water and Rousseau among others.
I guess one of the downsides
may be that with this resurgence the pressure exerted on these lakes by
tournaments is as strong as ever, but wait there's a silver lining. The
constant splash plunk and rattle of the hardware chunking crowd has conditioned
the bass to become as wary as ever to these more typical angling approaches.
So what’s the point? Well
these fish have to eat sometime and often times a softly landing popper
or hair-bug is just what the chef ordered. Yes, Bassin on the fly is alive
and well in Florida.
But wait, I know what your
thinking. Surely were talking about catching the garden variety 12-13 inchers
right. Yeah – and fat chance of ever catching one of those lunkers that
Florida is known for – right. Well I’m not going to lie and suggest that
you could compete with the shiner chunkers and the flippers, but you just
might be surprised at how frequently a respectable 5 - 8 pounder will swat
Now I don't know about you,
but a bass of that size sounds like a whale of fun on the fly and yes there
is still that outside chance of that 10-pounder that everybody dreams of.
Well have I got your attention yet. . .
Bass Fishing on Fly
Are you one of the growing number
of fisherman who have pretty much mastered the fishing in your area, be
it Rainbow Trout, Largemouth/Smallmouth Bass etc.? Are You looking
for that new challenge to bring some new life and a sense of adventure
to the sport? Or maybe you’re new to fishing and like so many saw the movie
"A River Runs Through It" and are interested in getting into this "refined"
approach to fishing.
Well, no matter your experience
level Largemouth Bass are just made to be caught on the fly. A typical
fly fishing outing on our lakes and rivers here in Florida is likely to
reward you with consistent action for beginner and expert alike. Just imagine
your pulse quickening and the lump forming in your throat as a wake catches
up to your bug and you anticipate the fight that’s about to take place.
Sound like something straight off of ESPN? Well not hardly. Moments like
these are likely for the moderately skilled and a definite possibility
for the novice.
The reason that bass are
the perfect target for the beginner is that they are typically found in
tannin stained waters that makes it possible to catch bass on the most
modest of casts.
Another fringe benefit is
that while your looking for that next bass you can count on catching a
very large variety of bluegill in the 1 lb. class that will readily eat
a bass size bug and are surprisingly strong fighters as they are often
mistaken for a bass until you get a better look at them. Also throw in
the constant possibility of a lunker as even a 10 pounder can be tempted
with the usual top water popping bug.
Sounding pretty good? Well
what if I told you that you can do all of this on your next trip to Disney?
Yes, we offer trips as close as 20 minutes from the Magic Kingdom. So load
up the kids and head for Disney and after the second or third day and your
feet are hurting you will have the perfect escape. The fish are waiting
so tell Me what you want to do and We will customize
a trip just for you.