Lake Toho and other Central Florida lakes have had there hot moments with bass up to 10 1/2 pounds over the past couple of weeks after a spotty stretch in May and early June.
Try Lake Toho, Lake Kissimmee and Cypress Lake for quality largemouth bass. Morning bite, using plastic toads near reeds and hydrilla at first light. Zara Spook topwater lures will also produce big strikes. Switch to spinner-baits with wind and plastic worms at mid-morning. The bite has been off in the heat of the day but picks back up in the afternoon and through the first few hours of darkness if you are interested in night fishing. Switching back to plastic toads and topwaters during this time will create more bites. . . . Use crickets, redworms and small poppers for bluegills, shellcrackers and bream.
Tournament fishermen and our guides are targeting pockets of clean water with fresh green hydrilla in the open water. There are massive spraying operation all over the lake, so stay away from the killed or freshly sprayed hydrilla. This pattern has lead to boating a large number of bass and several trophy bass 7 to 10 pounds. The bigger fish seem to be stacking up when you find the hydrilla clump there living in. When fishing these clumps, searching with plastic worms seem to be the hot thing. The bigger the better, a 10" or even 12" worn seems to be the hot ticket in dark colors, like black and junebug.
Other variety affective techniques in the hydrilla include - lipless crankbaits, Horny Toads and topwater plugs. Some other bass are coming off of casting swim-baits. Seem the average bass is larger on swimbaits, but at times so are the strikes.
If I had to guess I would say, that the fresh green hydrilla is holding 50 percent of the fish in most of the Central Florida lakes right now.
If you are interested in learning some of these techniques or going out with some of our fishing guides that are catching all of these big Florida bass, give us a call 888 629-BASS.