Two Central Florida Trophy Largemouth Bass on Florida Lakes

Central Florida Trophy Largemouth Bass

Florida is the perfect place to catch two Central Florida Trophy Largemouth Bass. All year long, you have endless possibilities to catch the fish of a lifetime. Each moment you can get out on the water is truly a special moment. Central Florida is a dominant location to go fishing, especially for multiple days on the water. If you ever get the chance, visit this amazing state and fish the highly productive lakes here all year round.

I had the pleasure of fishing with Dave and Jeff. They were visiting Florida and wanted to experience what Bass Fishing was all about. It was the perfect time of year to catch some of the best bass they had ever seen. They spent two days on Kenansville Lake and one day on Lake Toho.

The artificial bite started slower than usual due to high wind conditions. High winds made the water muddy, but that did not stop the fish from biting. Wild-caught shiners were the most effective method to catch bass on this trip.

The Trophy Catch

Once we got on the fish, it was game on. The bite was steady, and we caught some giant trophy largemouth bass. Dave and Jeff boated 43 bass on their trip on the water. They landed two personal best bass weighing 10.3 pounds and 8.13 pounds. Central Florida Trophy Largemouth Bass love the cooler waters of these big lakes.

The second day on Kenansville was another jammed-packed day on the water. Big fish were biting early and often. Artificial baits were still quite challenging to turn on with the muddy waters, but they could still catch a large number of largemouth bass. The biggest Central Florida trophy largemouth bass weighed close to 7 pounds. It was not the size of the previous day but a truly phenomenal fish.

On this trip, the artificial bite was getting better. Dave and Jeff caught a few on swim jigs and senkos. As the water becomes clearer when the weather calms down is the best time to catch bass on artificial baits.

Dave and Jeff got to experience what Kissimmee had to offer on their final day of fishing. Lake Toho Bass Fishing has been fantastic all season long. The morning bite was vital as it usually is. Once the sun began to peek out and reach, a high point in the sky is when the bite slowed down—overcast conditions allowed for a steady taste the rest of the day.

We adventured out and fished the lake’s south and middle portions. Mostly we found post-spawn fish, but some males were still protecting beds. The biggest fish on this trip weighed 5.75 pounds. Most of the bass caught were taken on wild-caught live shiners.

Artificial Fishing in Central Florida

Of all the days on the water, this was the best to throw artificial baits. Dave and Jeff caught several fish on Senko worms, chatter baits, and swim jigs. The middle portion of the lake was best for this. We focused firmly on Kissimmee grass and cattails. As the weeks roll on, this bite will continue to improve.

Dave and Jeff had the time of their life on their outdoor fishing adventures here in Central Florida. They truly got to taste the fishing destinations producing the best bass fishing in the state. Now is a great time to continue to catch big bass here in Florida. I am looking forward to fishing with them again in the future. Don’t miss out on the fishing adventure of a lifetime next time you visit Florida! I look forward to fishing with you as well.

Come Visit Central Florida and Catch Yours Today!

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About Capt Brent Nelson grew up in North Georgia and loved all things outdoors from a young age. Always wanting to share his love of fishing, nature, and wildlife with others, he pursued a career as a licensed captain and is now certified through the U.S. Coast Guard and carries a Sea Tow endorsement. Brent is now a Central Florida trophy largemouth bass specialist and has been blessed to have fished in Various Bass Fishing Clubs, Fishing Tournaments, and Charity Events over the past 27 years, helping and preparing him to gain guide experience.


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