Average Catch: During the summer, the number of bass caught on 4-hour trips generally ranges from 10 to 15. When bass are more aggressive and active, a catch of 20 to 30 can be expected. Even on the worst of days, you can look to catch 5 to 8. The average size bass is about 3 pounds. However, 5 pounders are caught almost everyday. Catching a 7 to 8 pound bass is fairly common, but it is not everyday you land one. As for 10+ pound trophy bass, we catch at Toho all year round – just not as many […]
Lake Conditions: Water temperatures range from the mid-80s to the upper 80s. Over the winter and spring months, the lake levels are gradually lowered about 2 ½ feet to prevent possible flooding conditions during our summer rainy season. As the water level is lowered, the bass move out to open water hydrilla fields, where large numbers of bass congregate in groups. When the bass relocate to this deeper water, we relocate, too. No need now to catch one fish here and another over there. We anchor our boat in or near the hydrilla beds and catch good numbers of fish […]
Summer Forecast: July, August, and September: Summer is a great time to fish Lake Toho in Kissimmee, Florida — during the early hours of the day, that is. The weather in Central Florida is almost always nice in the morning — sunny and clear – but the air heats up quickly as the day wears on. Air temperatures are usually in the mid 70s at daybreak, in the mid 80s by 10 AM, and in the low to mid 90s in the afternoon. During the months of July, August, and September, we recommend our clients book their trophy bass fishing […]
Bait: As always, we recommend wild shiners for numbers of bass—and especially trophy-size bass. Artificial lures also can be very productive, provided you have the right conditions. Top-water baits are favored for early morning fishing. Plastic worms, flukes, sinkos, rattletraps, and spinner baits are the most productive lures used on Lake Toho and the Kissimmee Chain of Lakes. So whether you prefer wild shiners or artificial lures, give us a call and we’ll set you up with a great fishing adventure on beautiful West Lake Tohopecaliga – the Number #1 Trophy Bass Lake in USA!
Spring Forecast: April, May, and June: Spring is one of the most enjoyable times to be out on Lake Toho for a little freshwater fishing. The weather in Central Florida at this time of the year is almost always incredibly nice — sunny and clear. We offer four, five, six, and eight hour trips up until the middle of June. However, when the afternoons become too hot, the bass stop feeding, and we discourage guide trips longer than six hours. As always, the most productive time to fish for trophy bass is during the early hours of the day. A […]
Winter Forecast: January, February and March: Winter is in full swing. If you get the right conditions, Toho can be one of the best lakes in the country. But when you don’t get things just right, fishing can be difficult — and “just right” means a stable barometer. Water temperatures fluctuate widely at this time of the year. Before a cold front, they are usually in the low 60s. After the front passes, they tend to dip into the 50s. On some occasions, water temperatures even rise into the 70s. Changing Conditions: Be prepared for changing conditions. Wintertime angling can […]
Tips on Catching Trophy Bass: Visit the fishing Articles on our web site for my tips on locating, hooking, and landing trophy bass in Florida’s grassy waters, Click on one or more of the following magazines: 1) In-Fisherman Magazine – Oct//Nov 2007, 2) BassMaster Magazine – Jan. 2006, and 3) In-Fisherman Magazine – Feb/Mar 2004.
Captain’s Note: The popularity of trophy bass fishing on West Lake Tohopekaliga in Kissimmee, Florida (just minutes from Disney World and the Orlando theme parks), draws fishermen and their families from all over the country and many nations abroad. You will want to make your reservation for a guide trip as early as possible to help ensure that one of our experienced bass guides is available. So y’all come on down to Kissimmee and bring your family. Find out for yourself how big we grow trophy bass here at Lake Tohohopekaliga – and what a thrill it is to feel […]