2019 FLW iCast Cup
Kissimmee, FL is home to one of the BEST places to explore the great outdoors. The endless adventures is only enhanced in the month of July. Sunshine and big bass can be caught in this beautiful location. July also brings about the largest fishing convention of the year, iCast. The International Convention of Allied Sportfishing Trade is a must-see and attend for all those in the fishing industry. During this week-long event, the 2019 FLW iCast Cup was held with some amazing results.
Bass Online’s Captain Peter Thliveros won the 2019 FLW iCast Cup for the second year in a row on Lake Toho. Captain Peter, sponsored by Lew’s Fishing products lands a back-to-back win. It is the first time in the event’s 5-years that a team has won two times. Captain Peter is incredibly proud of this victory especially since his home waters are in North Florida.
Years of experience fishing Central Florida along with similar last year patterns allowed Peter to dial in on the bass. After two days of practicing, Peter determined the winning tactic. Captain Peter along with his team members John Carman and Matthew Mattingly brought home the title with a 5-bass limit weighing 20 pounds, 4 ounces. The bass fishing has been incredible and will only continue to produce quality fishing for the rest of the year.
The 2019 FLW iCast Cup is a charity tournament helping raise money to support KeepAmericaFishing’s fishing to preserve your right to sustainably fish on our nation’s waterways. They raised over $11,000 for the cause and will continue to generate more donations so we have many more years of fishing to come. There was a total of 56 boats in this event helping reach the total raised. You had FLW tour pros, industry experts and representatives along with outdoor media personnel all searching for a Central Florida giants.
The Lew’s fishing team comprised of Peter Thliveros, John Carman, and Matthew Mattingly won by a margin of 7 ounces over the second-place team. The team had a great time fishing the event especially with Peter T, a beloved pro. Years of fishing professionally made a day on the water look easy.
Two days of practice led to Peter finding several schools of fish. On tournament day, the bite was quite different. The morning spot produced several smaller keeper-sized fish on topwater baits. According to Captain Peter, “In an hour’s time, they had all quit biting, and I looked at those guys and said, ”If they’re not going to bite, let’s just go where the big ones are and let them not bite; just in case.” It was this move that allowed them to win the tournament.
When Peter pulled up to the winning spot where he caught a 5-pounder during practice, he instructed his team members to hit the water and start fishing. Captain Peter went into guide mode and allowed his anglers to cull out and catch all the bigger fish. The day was topped off with a 5 pound 7-ounce largemouth bass. They brought this beautiful fish in the boat and hauled back to the weigh-in just in time.
According to Captain Peter, the most productive baits and bites came off a Zoom Mag Speed Worm, Zoom Fluke Stick, and a spinnerbait. During this time of year, hydrilla is the main source of structure for largemouth bass. If you find healthy hydrilla, you can find some quality largemouth. The soft-plastic baits were rigged with River2Sea Peter Thliveros (PT) hooks. The baits were also thrown on Lew’s Mach Speed Stick and Custom Speed Stick Lite rods with Lew’s BB1 Pro and Super Duty Spool reels.
Peter traveled all the way to Orlando in search for back-to-back titles and that is most certainly what he received.
As you can see, the bass fishing on Lake Toho is off the chain. You can really enjoy a day on the water especially right here in Central Florida. Kissimmee is the perfect place to explore with the whole family. Summer is here and the bass are feeding strong in the early morning. Get on the bite on your next vacation to Florida. We look forward to seeing you on the water next time!
Explore what Kissimmee, FL has to offer: Lake Toho Bass Fishing in Kissimmee, FL
Check out all the standings from 2019 FLW iCast Cup: https://www.icastcup.com/
Check out more about KeepAmericaFishing and their innovative: https://keepamericafishing.org/
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