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 […]

Florida spring time bass

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 […]

Florida trophy bass

Shiner Fishing Techniques from the Master Himself

Captain Jamie Jackson has been a shiner fishing guide on Lake Toho for over 35 years. Called the “Shiner fishing phenom” by the great people over at In-Fisherman, Jackson has perfected the art of bass fishing with shiners. In this article we will go over all of his tips and secrets. In the previous article we talked about how effective shiners are and how they can help you become a better artificial angler, if you have not read it I’ll provide a link to it here. To begin with we’ll start with his tackle. While shiner fishing can be utilized […]

Lake Toho bass fishing smash down

Shiners, the secret to bettering yourself as an artificial angler

Shiners, not only do they catch giant bass but they can be used in a number of different ways to help you catch more fish with artificials. Shiners are renowned for there ability to catch the biggest bass in any body of water. The reason why shiners work so well is because it’s simply what these fish prefer to eat. Bass in a aquarium will gulp shiner after shiner while refusing to eat bluegill, frogs, or crawfish. While big bass may easily become accustom to the strange movements and shapes of artificial lures, they just can’t help themselves to the […]