October Lake Toho Fishing Report

It’s the Fall and we’re in a transition period here in Orlando Florida. The day’s are getting cooler and as always at this time of year the FWC (Florida Wildlife Commision) has begun to spray and kill off the hydrilla in Lake Toho. Now you may be wondering why would they do this? Well it’s not without good reason. Hydrilla in Lake Toho during the summer here in Florida grows extremely fast. Up to 2 inches a day in some cases. While it is great for the fishing it tends to overrun portions of the lake, like bass spawning flats […]

Giant Lake Toho bass

Lake Toho July Fishing Report

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 […]

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Spring Fishing Report

The Florida bass fishing here on West Lake Tohopekaliga has been phenomenal this spring. Because of restoration work that is being done on the Kissimmee River South of Lake Toho water levels are lower than usual. These conditions have forced Lake Toho bass to the outside edges of the maidencane grass fields. This has caused bass to group up in large concentrations in boat cuts and pockets on the outside edge of the grass field. There is also an open-water aspect to the bass fishing on Lake Toho this year. With great numbers of fish staging over top of Eel […]

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5 Best baits for fishing Florida right now

This is one of my favorite times for fishing Florida. The day’s are becoming cooler and the fish are fatter than ever! While some fish have begun to spawn in their hidey holes. The majority of the bass are still on pre-spawn grass edges gorging themselves to get ready for the winter and their time to spawn. In the last article I went over how to find these pre-spawn areas. You can find that article here. In this article we’re going to go over how to catch these fish! Worm/Senko – I put these two together because I essentially use […]

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Let the spawn begin

December in Central Florida, is a special time of year for the bass. The water temperatures are slowly falling, the day’s are at their shortest, and it’s making all the bass friskier than ever. Yes, that’s right. It’s the most wonderful time of the year. It’s the start of the spawn. While northern bass are hunkering down for the winter, Florida bass are getting it on. And as a bass angler it’s time to take advantage of natures most wonderful event. While the spawn down in South Florida and Okeechobee is already underway. Central Florida’s bass (being a little farther […]

Giant Lake Toho bass

Lake Toho Winter News Flash!

Thanksgiving is the beginning of our peak season for catching trophy sized bass here in Kissimmee Florida on West Lake Toho. This is the time of year where we catch more bass in the 10-pound plus range than any other time of year, and to make it even better Hurricane Irma was a big benefit to the bass fishing on Lake Toho. Water levels rose three to four feet after the hurricane and it flushed out the lake and cleaned up the grass fields and water. Which has already made for some fantastic fall fishing and will make this winter […]

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Fall Fishing Report

Our fall season on West Lake Toho here in Kissimmee Florida has started with a bang. Hurricane Irma came through early September and raised the water level on Lake Toho nearly 4 feet. Because of this the water has been flowing from one leg to another which has made for some of the best fall Florida bass fishing that we’ve seen in years. Lake Toho bass have been bunching up in groups on the outside edges of hydrilla where the water has been moving down the lake. Wild shiners have been the best way to get big numbers of bass […]

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Feeding frenzy! Lake Toho News Flash!

Bass fishing on Lake Toho post hurricane Irma has been unbelievably productive. The hurricane did nothing but help the bass fishing become as active as I’ve seen it in over a decade. The key to this fast action is the high water levels. The state of Florida and the department of engineers are dumping water from one lake to the next. So even though they have the locks wide-open on Lake Toho the water level is staying up higher than we’ve seen in years. East Lake Toho is being dumped into West Lake Toho and West Lake Toho is being […]

Record Lake Toho bass

Summer, The Best Time To Catch A Record Sized Bass?

While winter is widely known as the best time to catch trophy bass because of the spawn. It is the summer where nearly all of the record sized bass are caught. There’s just something about the summer with its heat and thick vegetation that just makes those behemoths, those truly monster bass want to bite. The 3 biggest bass ever caught out of Lake Toho were caught during the summer months. John Faircloth’s 17 pound 12 ounce uncertified Lake Toho record was caught in July. Ed Chancey’s official Lake Toho record of 16 pounds 10 ounces was caught in May, […]

Giant Lake Toho bass

So Far So Good

That’s right! As of 3/15/2017 64 bass weighing 8 pounds or more have been caught by clients of AJ’s Freelancer Bass Guide Service on Lake Toho since the start of 2017! And we haven’t even reached the end of our peak season for catching these lunkers. Is Lake Toho the best lake in the country for catching trophy bass? We’ll let the numbers speak for themselves. We would like to thank all of our clients for making this possible. After all they are the ones catching them! And if you have yet to go on a trip with us, give […]