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Orlando, FL - Lake Toho, Clermont Chain & The Kissimmee Chain

Capt. Tim Fey
May 9, 2006
Orlando - Freshwater Fishing Report

John's Lake

May 9th

Today we had a run out on Johnís Lake.

Morning bite had started out catching 2 quick keepers on a Storm CurlyTail swim bait before 6:30am, still slightly dark out and with heavy rolling cloud cover. Shortly after that the skies opened up and yes, the rain finally came, and so did the lightning!!! After a quick run back to the ramp for cover and about an hour wait for the skies to somewhat clear up, we headed back out in the rain to once again locate our fish.

Opting for a change in baits to kick things off again was a good choice, as we switched to Gitem Shads with a small screw in weight and long casts into scattered grass beds, we managed to pick up 3 keepers really quick. The rains had changed our approach as the bass had seemed to move tighter to the cover but remained on the deeper edges in 6 to 8 foot of water. Baits were worked VERY slow after about a 5 second count down to allow them to fall deep enough.

We had made several moves to different areas of the lake and the same pattern held true at every location we hit, long casts, 5 second count down and worked VERY slow, hits were very aggressive, picking up 3 or 4 bass in every location we hit. Stronger winds kicked up and once again changed the bite, Bass seemed to position themselves in the middle of the grass beds and on calmer sides of isolated grass patches. Main lake points and a few boat docks also produced. With the water levels down some, look for the submerged grass beds, which are becoming easier to locate to be holding some good bass, spinner baits and Gitem Shads have been hot baits on this lake as of late and are a sure fire way to catch some good limits.

Till my next report

Tight Lines and Bass Wishes

Capt Tim

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Florida Bass Fishing Guides' founder Capt. Tim Fey has been fishing Central Florida lakes for over 15 years. Capt. Tim Fey is a Licensed captain with the US Coast Guard and an avid tournament angler. Capt. Tim has published numerous articles on trophy bass fishing and is an advocate of CPR Catch, Photograph, and Release.

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