Thursday, January 28, 2016
First Spawn: With the first spawn, which occurs during our winter season, Toho's staging areas are alive with their greatest numbers of fish. To locate them, check out the maidencane grass fields. Maidencane grass is the predominate vegetation near the spawning grounds, areas having firm, sandy bottoms. The concentration of bass in these locations sets the stage for a lot of action. January through March is peak season for trophy bass fishing in Central Florida -- and the busiest time of year for our professional bass guides. Be sure to ask your guide take a photo of you with your trophy catch.
Sunday, January 24, 2016
Choice of Bait: After a few days of good weather, artificial lures (mainly top water baits, plastic worms and soft jerk baits) can produce some decent catches. But, with typical winter weather patterns continuing from the first of the year until spring, wild shiners remain your best assurance for both good numbers and size. Keep in mind, however, that after a cold front passes, producing bass with either kind of bait can be difficult.
Thursday, January 14, 2016
Average Catches: Winter is our favorite time of the year for catching good numbers of big Florida black bass. Setting your hook on upwards of 25 largemouth bass is not unusual, and you can expect plenty of them to be in the 4 to 7 pound range. When it comes to the 10+ pound monsters you read about, each of our guides sees 2 or 3 caught every week. We assure you, your bass guide will put you on plenty of bass -- but it's up to you to get them in the boat! For every half dozen you land, you are likely to lose one or two in Florida's grassy waters.
Monday, January 4, 2016
: A gradual warming trend can bring phenomenal catches. Stable weather conditions over a period of days can culminate in hordes of big, egg-laden females moving up to spawn, making them easy pickings for anglers like Dean Rojas, who broke several all-time tournament records at the historic Bassmaster Classic held at Lake Toho in 2001. Rojas attributes his success to prevailing conditions that enabled him to sight fish in an area known as Shingle Creek, one of the best fishing spots on Toho. Other popular destinations on the lake are grass fields in areas known as North Steer on the southern end of the lake, Whaley's Landing on the southeast end of the lake, and Brown's Point, which abuts a spawning flat on the back side and is situated on the southwest end of the lake.
Sunday, December 13, 2015
Changing Conditions: Be prepared for changing conditions. Wintertime angling can be feast or famine. When a cold front comes through, the fishing can be thrown into a tailspin. But, cold fronts in February are not as severe and occur less often than in January. Just as fishing can be tough after a cold front, it can be incredibly productive before a cold front. Before the front, the fish are willing to bite on top water lures, creating potential for the use of soft jerk baits and white spinner baits.
Wednesday, November 18, 2015
Trophy bass fishing on Lake Toho.. Our peak fishing charter season in Orlando has begun, and what a beginning it has been. My bass guides and I have been catching trophy sized Lake Toho bass on an 2 to 3 per week basis per guide. Now, it doesn't get any better than that ! The fall bass fishing season has brought cooler water temperatures in Central Florida Lakes. In respond to falling water temperatures, Lake Toho bass are grouping in large numbers in pre spawn staging areas. This makes for some of the best Orlando bass fishing on Toho.Florida bass fishing at this time of the year produces the greatest numbers and size of bass. Our Orlando Bass Charters are producing 15 to up over 30 bass, this is a great sign of things to come in the following months. If you are thinking of visiting the Orlando area, why don't you give Capt.Jackson a call and let us here at A.J's Freelancer Bass Guide Service Inc. guide you to the trophy bass fishing trip of a lifetime!
Thursday, November 12, 2015
Pre-spawn: As water temperatures approach the low- to mid-seventies, the bass begin to group in pre-spawn staging areas, setting the scene for a lot of action at these locations. Fishing Toho in the fall becomes a more productive and enjoyable endeavor because you don't have to run all over the lake, catching one fish here and another there. You can spend more time fishing in each location.