The bass fishing on Lake Toho here in Central Florida this summer has been as good as it ever gets. The State of Florida and Corps of Engineers has lowered the lake levels this summer an extra foot further than they usually do for summer pool levels. In total the lake is three and a half feet down from it’s winter time pool level. These low water levels in the lake have forced the bass out of the maidencane grass fields into open areas of the lake and on the edges of the grass. This has caused the fish to concentrate in certain areas where you have eel grass or hydrilla off the main grass lines in the lake.
Our captains have been experiencing catches of 20 to up over 50 bass on four to six hour trips. With larger numbers than usual of 8 to over 10 lb bass being caught this summer. Wild shiners have been the key to getting the large numbers of bass and also the trophy size Lake Toho Bass. The only drawback to this is the number of shiners that we’ve been using just to make it through the amount of time that you will be fishing. Artificial lures have also been producing good numbers of bass with occasional trophy size bass being caught flipping grass edges and hydrilla beds. The phenomenal bass fishing that we’ve been getting lately in Lake Toho should continue right through the summer while these water levels are low so if you’re planning a trip to Central Florida this would be a great time to get out on the lake and catch a lot of Florida bass and possible the trophy bass of a lifetime.
Captain James Jackson