Orlando Fishing Locations & Lakes
Where we Fish & What lakes?
We fish a number of Florida’s best big bass lakes depending upon weather conditions, lake levels, time of year and other factors affecting fish behavior.
Here’s a list of some of the top Orlando fishing locations….
Majority of the time we are fishing the Kissimmee Chain, which is about 25 minutes from the Disney World/Orlando area. Lake Toho, the top lake in the chain, has been hot for quite a few years. Even though B.A.S.S. Top Pros broke all kinds of records, for most fish over 10 pounds, biggest one day weight, and biggest four day total.
Picking great Orlando fishing locations is part of being the premiere Central Florida fishing guide service you get to enjoy a day where the fishing at its best. We are the Florida fishing guides of choice, located near Disney World, Epcot, Universal Studio’s, Islands of Adventure, Sea World and other Central Florida attractions located in Orlando. Lake Tohopekaliga or “Lake Toho” has long been known as one of Florida’s trophy Largemouth Bass fisheries all time best.
At different times of the year other parts of the chain can get HOTTER than a firecracker and yield great catches. Lake Kissimmee is one of those lakes that can and has proven to be a big fish lake. Lake Kissimmee is 44,000 acres and one of the most beautiful lakes in the state of Florida.
Lake Kissimmee is world famous for it’s catches of big largemouth bass, yet the fishing pressure is fairly light due to the expanse of vegetation, and the many places for bass to hide out and ambush baitfish. It is entirely possible for a bass to live to a ripe old age without many encounters with anglers, since there are places which are impossible to reach with any conventional boat.
Conway Chain of Lakes
Conway Chain of Lakes located in Orlando Florida is actually made up of two lakes, but four pools of water. There is Little Lake Conway and Lake Conway. The four pools are considered to be East, West Middle and South Pools. There is limited public access to this chain with only one public boat ramp. The Shore line of the Conway Chain of Lakes is completely developed. The total size of the combined lakes is almost 1,800 acres and the water is clear. What makes the Conway Chain such a hit in Orlando for bass fishing is the beds of peppergrass, eelgrass and hydrilla scattered offshore and hard sandy bottom.
Bass Fishing in Orlando on Lake Conway offers some exciting action for fishing in the Orlando, Central Florida area especially in the winter. Summer time bass fishing can be slower, but the winter time the bass fishing can be explosive. In the winter the bass start schooling up on schools of Shad and catching 50 plus bass in one trip is not out of the question. If you would like to take your children fishing or spouse, this is an excellent lake to go on. The bass fishing on Lake Conway in the winter is constant and can keep your child excited and busy all day long. Not only is the Conway Chain a great bass fishing lake in Orlando but this lake also produces some excellent Crappie Fishing. No matter if you want to catch bass or crappie, Central Florida Bass Fishing Guide Services can help you have a successful and exciting fishing trip.
Butler Chain of Lakes
The Butler Chain of Lakes was formed as a result of a typical Florida occurrence known as topography which happens with others as the Conway Chain of lakes. The earths bottom called limestone, which underlies most of Florida, was slowly dissolved by water to form sinkholes. A series of sinkholes that formed over time produced the sparkling, pristine Butler Chain of Lakes. Many areas within the lakes can be as deep as 30 to 40 feet. The chain of lakes, Down, Wauseon Bay, Butler, Louise, Isleworth, Tibet-Butler, Chase, Blanche, Sheen, Pocket, and Fish, have been designated by the Department of Environmental Regulation of the State of Florida as “Outstanding Florida Waters” due to their excellent water quality and wildlife habitat.
Consisting of clear water, deep ledges, visible and submerge vegetation, the Butler chain offers a wide variety of lure options as well as year round fishing. Schooling bass are found almost year round allowing for exciting top water action at times. Finesse techniques are also excellent choices, that are used for water that can be clear enough to see 10 ft deep on a sunny day. Techniques used for finesse fishing can be drop shot, wacky rigging for artificial fishing and shiners or shad for livebait among others.
Best times to fish the Butler chain are from October through May. This time of the year offers quality size bass in the 3-8lb range and good numbers of fish caught each day. Boat traffic can be difficult on weekends, but the cooler winter temperatures keep recreational boaters to a minimum.
Although, live bait can be used on this chain, it is a very popular Orlando fishing locations for artificial because of the wide variety of techniques available to catch pre-spawn, spawning and post spawn bass. This chain is excellent for anglers from the North and from Japan who are accustomed to deep clear water while using spinning tackle with light line. Another plus is the location of the chain which is located just minutes from Disney and Universal Studios.
Lake Walk in Water
Lake Walk-in-the-Water is another one of the great Orlando fishing locations, this place can yield a catch of a lifetime and we are proud to say we know where the big ones live on such a beautiful lake. Lake Walk-In-Water, also known as Lake Weohyakapka, is a 7,528 acre natural lake located roughly 10 miles east of Lake Wales, Florida. Lake Walk-In-Water is nationally known for largemouth bass and its great fishing. State of Florida Fish and Game imposed a strict catch and release program. Bass measuring 15 to 24 inches must be released alive immediately. Anglers are allowed a 3 bass limit of all must be less than 15 inches, or 2 bass smaller than 15 inches and 1 bass over 24 inches. These regulations has helped this great body of water become a great bass fishery.
Stick Marsh – Farm 13
We also fish the Stick Marsh/Farm 13 area about 1 hour 30 minutes from Orlando.
Created in 1987, Central Florida Stick Marsh/Farm 13 Reservoir is a trophy bass fishery. This approximately 6700-acre reservoir (3000 in the Stick Marsh and 3700 in the Farm 13 portion), west of Fellsmere and Palm Bay, Florida, at times has been one of the leading bass lake in the Central Florida area. Early in its life, it was heavily stocked with fish, both bass and crappie. Since its opening in early 1990, the Farm 13/Stick Marsh complex has proven phenomenal, to say the least and is fished on a regular bases by many.
We at Central Florida Guide Service fish the hottest Orlando fishing locations and believe in doing what it takes to help you reach your goal for your trip and if that requires we drive a little to get to a hotter lake so be it…that we will do!!
This lake is very good during the spawn when hydrilla is present and when the water is moving in rainy season, it’s 5500 acres and fishes really big. This is one of our favorite Orlando fishing locations in the Central Florida area and has produces some of our biggest catches to date.
Don’t be surprise if we suggest this one!
If your looking for a lake with little pressure and good scenery Cypress Lake may be a good choice of lakes!