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Lake Wales shore fishing

I will be in this area the week of February 7th looking to do shore fishing for bass any recommendations.
I don't mind driving A half hour or so.
I looked around on the internet some and what seems to be A good area is the Tenoroc management area.
Thanks for the replies


  • gettinwetgettinwet Posts: 1,366 Officer
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    There are only so many casts in life, so shut up and fish!!
  • gettinwetgettinwet Posts: 1,366 Officer
    Indian Lake Estates - Just off Highway 60 a few miles before you get to the bridge over the Kissimmee River if you are heading East from Lake Wales. They have this huge pier built out onto Lake Weohyakapka. Lots of great grass and sand flat bottom holding bass, catfish, and panfish. Live shiners, worms, minnows, and soft plastics all work well. The subdivision is supposed to be a gated community but they hardly ever have the gate closed during daylight hours.........and to be honest with you I have never seen it closed........but it has been a couple of years since I've been there. The next spot would be Tiger Lake - there is a fish camp/trailer park there where you can rent a boat with a kicker for $50 or so. They will also allow you to fish from shore on the canal built for the boats to come off the lake (at least they used to). Another good spot is Lake Wailes in downtown Lake Wales - has a park all the way around it. Decent bank fishing from the shore though it can be hit and miss depending on the conditions. I like to take a bike and work spots around the shoreline where I see bait jumping and such with beatlespins and plastic worms.
    There are only so many casts in life, so shut up and fish!!
  • capt louiecapt louie Posts: 10,936 Moderator
    Thanks for the help gettinwet !
    "You'll get your weather"
  • MUSKYTEXMUSKYTEX Posts: 16 Greenhorn
    how about top water lures any good
  • gettinwetgettinwet Posts: 1,366 Officer
    Yes, early morning/late evenings - best something weedless like a frog - work it through the grass. I like soft plastic jerk baits (like a zoom fluke) on ultra light spinning gear using 10 lb braid/8 lb fluorocarbon leader - will increase the leader length/strength if heavy cover.
    There are only so many casts in life, so shut up and fish!!
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