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

Capt. Tim Fey
June 11, 2006
Orlando - Freshwater Fishing Report

Harris Chain

Saturday the 10th we spent a few hours out on the Harris Chain of Lakes in Lake County.

Not having been here in several months, we opted to start our day off on Little Lake Harris, working mainly grass beds. With our day starting at 6am, we spotted some bass feeding on the surface along and inside of scattered grass beds, trying spinner baits and topwater baits along these grass beds produced not even one strike. We made the switch to the good old flipping stick with a Gitem Bug and on the second flip, picked off a nice 3 pounder.

With a move to the northern end of Big Lake Harris, we followed the same pattern, flipping the grass beds, but here the focus was more aimed at the isolated holes further back into the heaviest grass beds. Here we opted for the Gitem KO pitched back into those little pockets, generally 20 to 25 feet back, managing to pick up a few more good bass, but not the ones we were looking for.

By 10am, the sun was already scorching hot and no breeze to speak of, so on our run back to Little Harris, we made a stop and tried some drop shot and swimming some jigs under the bridge, with no takers, we worked our way back into Little Harris, continuing the pattern of working the grass beds, slowly and methodically was the key to catching anything, along with pitching under the docks.

There were several tournaments being run out there this weekend, which made for some heavy boat traffic in areas. Word is that Lake Griffin and Yale Canal has been the hot spot to catch good limits up to 25 pounds, but it has also had its days of small limits with all the pressure it has been getting. With us putting in at Hickory Point, the run to Griffin really was not an option. We will be heading out there again in the next 2 weeks and launching from Buzzard Beach, we will check out Griffin and report back as to how it is and if the pattern out there is still running consistant.

Till my next report, tight lines and great fishing!!!

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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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