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Hi, I'm heading down to the Orlando area for a family vacation the beginning of May.  I can head out fishing the 5th of May, so I was wondering if there is a lake, or guide anyone would suggest?  Or heck, anyone that would want to go out with and I can pay?  Thanks for the help and input!


  • Mangrove magnetMangrove magnet Posts: 26 Deckhand
    Not sure what part of Orlando you'll be in, but Lake Underhill just outside of downtown Orlando is a pretty easy spot to catch bass.  The South end of the lake is fishable from the bank and all you'll need a is a Texas rigged worm.  It gets a lot of pressure, but I'll walk the bank after work for just 20/30 minutes and usually stick a few. 
  • mikenavmikenav Posts: 861 Officer
    It really depends on where you're headed. There are lakes ALL over the Orlando area that are great for bass. Lake Conway, Lake Fairview, Lake Ivanhoe... Heck!! Any lake at Disney! the list goes on. Where you staying?
  • capt louiecapt louie Posts: 10,939 Moderator
    Lots of guides on Toho. 
    "You'll get your weather"
  • DaveScampilanoDaveScampilano Posts: 12 Greenhorn
    I think your best bet is to rent a boat on Turkey Lake at Bill Frederick Park but you need to make a reservation.
  • JrudnickyJrudnicky Posts: 5 Greenhorn
    Anywhere you can throw a bait is good I found. Caught some big ones in little retention ponds that I can cast accross. Just find some water and give it a try haven't been dissapointed yet.
  • Captjohn5150Captjohn5150 Posts: 1,698 Captain
    Bass in Otown isn't a problem, Disney area is right on. 
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  • UtahFisherUtahFisher Posts: 3 Greenhorn
    Thanks guys! I went a head and went with the turkey lake option. I'll try hitting a few place in the mornings/evenings if I can. I'll be staying right by universal.
  • RedroyRedroy Posts: 26 Greenhorn
    I am headed down this March and will have 3-4 days to fish. I’m from Washington state and we don’t have near the growing opportunity for bass as Florida does, so I am super stoked to get a chance to fish central Florida. I will be looking up the lakes that have been mentioned around Orlando. As far as retention ponds or canals, is it as simple as if it’s posted no trespassing then don’t fish the water? Also anymore suggestions on bank fishing access or kayak rentals? I will be in the Kissimmee area.
  • DES51DES51 Posts: 289 Deckhand
    Don't forget, you will be sharing the water with these guys!
  • JettyparkJettypark Posts: 1,972 Captain
    gators arent that bad just keep a head up on your surrounding... you will run more into snakes and red ants also make sure to dress right leave the shorts and scandals back in your room...i wear boots/pants and long sleeves shirts if i'm fishing at nite from the shore...Oh bring bug spray....and as far as worms.. senkos are pretty hard to beat they cast pretty good and you don't really need any weights on them... the shoreline is pretty shallow... in fact i don't use any weight on any worms when i'm fishing from shore.... a backpack with a few lures spinnerbait/frog/topwater and worms.
    water/sun screen something to take pictures and you should be good to go...above all have fun and be safe
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  • RedroyRedroy Posts: 26 Greenhorn
    Absolutely, I will be paying attention to my surroundings for sure, gonna be in a new place so I will be paying attention, thanks for the reminder with the dinosaure picture!! Getting stoked, I should be down there In mid March and have heard the bass might be spawning here in a week or two, so hopefully a continued good bite when I’m there!
  • MRichardsonMRichardson Posts: 10,466 AG
    March should be a great time for bass. Good luck.
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  • FlatsMatt96FlatsMatt96 Posts: 1,462 Officer
    I can help you out if you want. I know a bunch of great local spots.
    If youre going to burn a bridge, dont just burn it, use C4 and make a statement. 
  • Salty4LifeSalty4Life Posts: 29 Greenhorn
    Kissimmee has been producing some big bags. Butler is a great numbers lake.
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