Once again it is peak season for trophy bass fishing on West Lake Tohopekaliga and the Kissimmee Chain of Lakes in Central Florida. If you’re looking for a 10-pound plus bass of a lifetime, now is one of the best times to cast your line into Toho’s grassy waters. More Lake Toho super hogs are landed between Thanksgiving and Easter than at any other time of the year! Why? Toho’s water level is up and its water temperature is cooling. Groups of big roe-laden female bass are gathering in pre-spawn and post-spawn staging areas. They are looking for a big meal just after spawning. And big, golden wild shiners are what they’re after. How can I locate one of these active areas? Call 407-288-9670 AJ’s Freelancer Bass Guide Service Inc. and Captain A. James Jackson or one of his seven full time professional bass guides will be glad to escort you to one of these hot spots on Toho. These guys know the lake like the back of their hands. What bait do you suggest? Wild golden shiners are by far your best bet for catching numbers of bass and the big lunker you dream about. If you would like to use artificial lures and you’ve had stable weather for several days prior to your trip, you can have a very productive day catching Florida largemouth bass. However, if a cold front has passed through just before your trip, fishing with artificials is likely to be more difficult and less productive. My advice is to stay open-minded when it comes to bait – try using wild shiners rather than artificials because they are always productive regardless of conditions on the day of your trip. Remember, on any one cast Toho can produce the trophy bass of a lifetime! When should I book my trip? Because fall and winter is one of our busiest seasons, we book up well in advance. To ensure that I or one of my professional guides are available on your preferred day, make your reservation as early as possible. The sooner you book, the better! So come spend a few warm, sunny days fishing with us in Orlando, Kissimme area, and let us show you where your trophy lives. And when you’re ready for a change-of-pace activity, why not visit the Orlando theme parks such as: Disney World, Universal Studios, or Sea World. You might also enjoy a short drive to other attractions such as NASA Kennedy Space Center, Busch Gardens or a sandy beach on the Atlantic coast or Gulf of Mexico. When you leave Central Florida, You may want to take an even longer drive to Lake Okeechobee, the Everglades and other ecological sites in South Florida. See you soon!