Orlando, FL - Lake Toho, Clermont Chain & The Kissimmee Chain
Capt. Tim Fey
August 24, 2005
Orlando - Freshwater Fishing Report
Date Fished: 8/24/05
Water Clarity: Not reported
The last several days have seen trips on Lake Toho.Waters are very warm, running from upper 80's to mid 90's at times.Early morning topwater bite has been very good using buzz baits, Horny Toad and Snakes.Using all three lures has seen good open water production as well as working them thru the grasses and over the top of Hydrilla.
As the day heats up, Flukes, Jigs and spinnerbaits have become the go to baits.Shad are busting EVERYWHERE out there, you find the shad, you find the bass.
Today, while working topwater baits we had what we thought was shad busting right next to the boat, I ran my dip net thru the school and it turned out to be small bass, 4 to 5 inches in lenght and they were not shy out slapping at the spinnerbaits late in the day, having snagged 2 and safely returned them to the waters.
Todays day started out with us launching the boat at 5:30am to help avoid the heat and it turned out to be a very good choice as the bass hit early and fast, boating close to 14 schoolers before 7:30am.
As the day heated up some, the bass were holding tight to cover, pulling out the jig and flipping tight to grass bed edges and into potholes in the grass beds produced 4 good bass to 5 1/2 pounds.
Action on Lake Toho has stayed very consistant for us all summer long and as the weather starts to cool down some, hopefully soon, the action should only get better, especially the topwater action.
Till my next report, tight lines and bass wishes
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