Fishing in Kissimmee Fl
Complete Guide to Fishing in Kissimmee Florida
Want to go fishing in Kissimmee Fl, but visiting world-famous theme parks? Coming to Kissimmee and need additional information to make your plans for bass fishing Kissimmee Fl? Maybe looking to get up close and personal with Florida alligator?
Because when it comes to Kissimmee Florida vacations, it’s got a lot more than just Micky Mouse. Bass Online is just minutes away from everything you have already planned for your perfect holiday. With so many options in Kissimmee, it’s no wonder why, year after year, families come here to get-a-way and create memories.
So read our complete guide to fishing in Kissimmee, Florida, and we hope to answer all your questions and provokes you to try it shortly.
Popular Nearby Kissimmee Fishing Locations
Angler’s Top Choice
Kissimmee Pontoon Fishing Trips
4-HR PONTOON FISHING CHARTER
A 4-hour private fishing charter will allow you to get a taste of what Lake Tohopekaliga is like from a Pontoon boat.
1-3 Anglers $374.99
4 Anglers $449.99
5 Anglers $524.99
6 Anglers $599.99
*pp - per-person
This 6-hour private fishing charter will provide you a more in-depth experience of fishing on Lake Tohopekaliga for bass from Pontoon.
1-3 Anglers $449.99
4 Anglers $524.99
5 Anglers $599.99
6 Anglers $674.99
*pp - per-person
8-HR PONTOON FISHING CHARTER
Our 8-hour private fishing charter is the ultimate experience when looking to catch the fish and the sightseeing only on Lake Okeechobee
1-3 Anglers $524.99
4 Anglers $624.99
5 Anglers $724.99
6 Anglers $824.99
*pp - per-person
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Fishing in Kissimmee Fl
Consider Something Different in Kissimmee
The Kissimmee area provides endless tours surrounding the countless theme parks. Whether you’re in Kissimmee, Orlando, or any of the suburbs, you are surrounded by great Kissimmee opportunities for you.
Consider starting your vacation or ending it with a Florida guided fishing trip. Maybe it’s just a morning break from the theme parks to enjoy the whole Kissimmee experience, including the great outdoors. See eagles, get up close and personal with the Florida Alligator, and of course, catch lots of Florida big bass.
When embarking on our fishing trips, everything comes included making for an excellent experience for all travelers. We provide instructional tips for the beginner or expert looking to learn new techniques and highlight boating safety under US Coast Guard standards.
Types of Fishing Charters Available
While our bass boats are the finest on the water, they are limited by the US coast guard. We can accommodate up to 4 people, but it’s not uncommon to have 2 or 3 for more comfort. We should also mention the great Pontoon boat charters available for large families, wheelchair anglers, and elderly anglers.
Some of the pontoon boats accommodate up to 6 people, while others can go up to 10. These are based on availability and allow everyone to enjoy a day on the water; no matter your group’s size, we can accommodate you!
What type of Charter Should I take?
Going out on a Kissimmee boat charter can be quite different for most people, not accustomed to being on boats.
The full-day, which is considered an 8-hour trip, is typically booked by the most passionate bass anglers and people wanting to maximize their day with more opportunity.
This trip is the most popular among people; it a super-half day or considered a 6-hour trip. This length works well for most people, provides many opportunities, and ample time to move around the lake.
Those can be mostly family and novice-friendly options for a half-day or what’s considered a 4-hour trip. It’s also a popular trip with families trying to get a lot in one day; it allows a quiet early morning trip, and by 12 noon, you are back at the theme parks. Or end a long day at the theme parks with a 4-hour afternoon sunset fishing trip.
Hope this helps you understand the time frames and what trip may be best suited for you!
How to choose a fishing guide in Kissimmee
Maybe you’re ready to hire one of our fabulous Kissimmee fishing guides and searching for trophy-sized largemouth bass. If that’s correct, you’re on the right website. The Kissimmee area has many lakes, one of the most beautiful regions, and fisheries you can find in the country.
Thousands of anglers flock to these local fishing lakes every year to catch their next trophy bass, maybe even one over 10 pounds if you’re lucky
Visit our guides page, look at the great boat, how the captain likes to fish and where. The choice is yours; you can pick any one of the listed captains based on availability. Otherwise, leave it up to us, and will; choose based on the trip your booking, how many people, and the techniques you would like, so we provide you with a great end result.
Areas Outdoor Activities surrounding fishing
In between your Orlando fishing, you should take in some local activity in Central Florida. We all know the exciting theme parks, the area has come to live with an additional option.
If a boat is your thing, there are a few great Kayak tours, less expensive and still gets you on the water and outdoors. Alternatively, local bungee jumping and ziplining, two of many options to get you outside. If traveling east for your inshore or offshore charter, you might consider the Kennedy Space Center. It’s one of a kind and a place everyone should go once.
Other Types of Fishing
The inshore saltwater fishing charters most customers adapt to quickly, as it’s similar to bass fishing in ways. They generally have no chance of getting seasick. You can expect to catch a Sea Trout, Tarpon, Snapper, Redfish, and Pompano. On the inshore trips, the boat generally accommodate 3 to 4 people max; we have a few that can accommodate 5 or 6 depending on your group’s size.
Large Family Groups & Corporate Groups of Any Size
We serve large groups of any size; as we employ the largest staff in Florida, so we don’t hire all of our friends to be today professional. We can accommodate but can’t guarantee that everyone will land a trophy bass. Still, rest assure everyone will catch fish and have a fantastic time.
We can provide transportation as well as sit down lunches or box lunches. We have full-size event trailers that are self-contained, PA systems, lights, and generators; we can operate in any location. We have the most extensive referrals in this space and have recommendations from fortune 500 companies and organizations like NASCAR.
Reach out, let chat and talk about what you would like to accomplish, and we can help you find the perfect location with the best options for you!
Getting Outdoors in Kissimmee
Kissimmee Fishing Rules & Regulations
Florida is like all other states in the US; they require a fishing permit to fish. Lucky Florida is one of the least inexpensive in the country. So know before you head out, you’ll need to get a valid freshwater fishing license. They sell several types, residence license, which is if you live in Florida, and a non-resident license if you are just visiting.
The non-resident has a couple of options. The shortest license is a 3-day, which in many cases you only need one day, but this is good as it allows for flexibility of weather and other obstacles life brings on. They also have a 7 day and 30 days, and one year if you are coming back and forth a lot, these may be good options for you. The 3-day is $17 plus tax, less than $20, and available online, and no actual license is necessary.
Also, in Florida, we have a “No Cleaning Fish Act” in freshwater only. This means it prohibits your fishing guide from cleaning your legal catch at the boat ramp because it attacks alligators. This does not mean you can’t keep your legal limit of bass, crappie, or other species, but you will need to make provisions to take your fish at the end of the trip so they can be cleaned elsewhere.
Areas Top Lakes – How to Choose
Below you can read more on the hottest Kissimmee fishing lakes; with so many areas lakes to explore, it’s hard to know where to start fishing. Reading out current Central Florida fishing reports will provide some info on what’s being caught. Below find a breakdown of the area best!
Lake Tohopekaliga is 20 minutes east of Walt Disney World, 30 minutes south of Universal Studios. You don’t have to stay overnight; it can be a quick half-day trip. It does have an onsite camping ground if that is of interest to you.
When fishing the lake, we will focus on natural vegetation in the lake. Bullrush, hydrilla, and maidencane are some of our favorites that produce quality bass consistently. It’s a big lake; the top half gets more pressure and has more homes and boats. The bottom part of the lake is more suitable for big bass. One of Lake Toho is so popular that it has built a reputation for consistently producing bass compared to other lakes.
To read a complete guide and learn additional detail about Lake Tohopekaliga, please visit this page.
While water still has the same tannic acid rain color common to most Florida lakes, rivers, and Florida canals, the lesser vegetation results in only a noticeable color change rather than a dark stain.
East Lake Toho will have more traffic on weekends. Because of its location, it will have considerably more recreational watercraft like jet skies.
To read a complete guide and learn additional detail about East Lake Tohopekaliga, please visit this page.
East Lake Toho
East Lake Tohopekalgia (usually shortened to `Toho’), and not as popular as its more famous cousin, West (or Big) Lake Tohopekaliga. While they are located almost adjacent to one another and connected by a canal.
Like most lakes, each of these two lakes is very different and have their own hotspots. West Lake Toho is different due to the islands, flowing feeder creeks, and big coves with naturally clear water and tremendous vegetation.
On the other hand, East Lake Toho is apparent cleaner, often with excellent visibility to depths up to 10 feet. It contains much less vegetation than West Lake Toho. Except for its northwest corner, the existing growths are basically confined to a narrow band of perimeter reeds and Kissimmee grass.
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Lake Kissimmee not so famous for visitors but extremely popular to local anglers. This is because of its location, not because of its bass fishing.
Lake Kissimmee covers some 38,000 acres from the Kissimmee river’s mouth on the north end to the exit of the river near US Highway 60 on the south end.
It is the fourth and final lake in what is considered the Kissimme Chain of lakes. Lake Toho is on the north, next to the lake south in Cypress lake, the next lake south is Lake Hatchineha. Which then brings you to Lake Kissimmee.
Don’t let the tannin-stained watercolor of the lake’s shallow waters detract you from the fishing. The lake is home to many trophy size bass, especially during tournament season when many anglers make the incredibly long run.
Because of the shallow depths, the lake is known for its slightly warmer water temperatures. During the winter and in cold front conditions does very well compared to others. However, despite the large concentration of bass, the lake’s thick, heavy vegetation at times makes it difficult to locate fish.
More experienced fishermen figure it out; this is a great situation where a local fishing guide can really help you.
Lake Kissimmee is also rich with wildlife, including bald eagles, white-tailed deer, bobcats, turkeys, and giant alligators.
To read a complete guide and learn additional detail about lake Lake Tohopekaliga, please visit this page.
Kenansville Lake is a shallow 2,500 area that was cattle pasture before flooding in 1993. A single lane concrete boat ramp is the only facility provided on the site. The town of Kenansville is the closest place to obtain gas, food, and bait. Bank fishing is allowed along the access canal and north end of the lake for those willing to walk or ride a bicycle to those areas. All largemouth bass are protected by a special no harvest regulation.
Kenansville Lake drains into Stick Marsh to the north and east, where vegetation will extract much of the nutrient load known to exist in these waters. Anglers should be aware that they will no longer run from Blue Cypress Lake to Kenansville Lake. READ MORE…about Kenansville lake and all your options.
Locating Bass in Kissimmee Fl
You can locate bass in the Kissimmee area in most local lakes by locating above or submerged vegetation. Bass are affected by water temperatures, weather, and shallow waters. To find largemouth bass in this region, you need to look for the hydrilla or ell grass with some lively activity around it. Both kinds of grass grow randomly in all the local Kissimmee lakes, and you may need to put some effort into finding the best locations.
When fishing, use lures that will help you get through the grass to find the bass. The most useful tip is not to get hung up, so you don’t scare the fish. Use any lure with a hidden hook, like a texas style worm, Fluke, Senko, etc. This will allow you to fish slowly in the grass and not get hung up all the time.
The best fishermen in the world fish Lakes in the Kissimmee area; everything you need to know about these locations is on this website.
No matter the Kissimmee fishing guide you find, they should provide everything you’ll need for your fishing trip. Boat, Gear, Fuel, Captain, Cooler, Drinks.
If you need assistance with your planning or booking, we hope to have the answers to your questions. Regarding other things to do for the rest of the family or group while in Kissimmee, Fl, please contact us.
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