Lake Tohopekaliga

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About Lake Tohopekaliga Florida

Welcome to West Lake Tohopekaliga, known to the locals as Lake Toho, is a 22,700-acre lake in the City of Kissimmee. Lake Toho comes from the Seminole Indians who lived nearby, meaning “we will gather together here.” The lake is one of the most famous trophy bass fishing lakes in the entire country and spectacular, redear sunfish, birdwatching, and wildlife sightseeing. Osceola County, Florida, is home to Lake Toho, the largest lake in the area.

Introduction to Lake Toho Park

Introduction of Lake Tohopekaliga park at the north end of the lake. It offers walking trails, barbeques or grills, pavilions, restrooms, covered picnic areas, a splash pad and playground for children, a fishing pier, a miniature lighthouse, picnic pavilions, and extremely lovely vessel ramps and docks, all well maintained by the City of Kissimmee.

Named and recognized as “The lakefront park,” it has a walking scenic trail. While sitting on park benches, guests can observe wildlife such as alligators, waterfowl, otters, sunfish, and turtles. The lake population of Florida-strain largemouth bass is the draw for most visitors.

Lake Toho is Legendary

Know as a constantly producing more big bass than any other fishing lake. The Florida Wildlife Commissions’ biologists have indicated that Lake Toho has one bass over ten pounds in every ten acres of lake. Even with the fame, which has increased fishing pressure, Lake Toho continues to produce. Bassmaster magazine, in their issue of the top 100 lakes, calls Lake Toho bass fishing “the most consistent lake in the country for producing both numbers and huge bass” by pro-Dean Rojas. Many big tournaments are on Toho yearly, with the most significant events.

In 2004, Elite Pro Dean Rojas set the Bassmaster record for the heaviest five-bass limit ever caught, right on West Lake Toho. Trophy fishing limit, totaling 45 pounds and two ounces, the five fish set a new high that remains unmatched today.

Local angler set the unofficial Lake Toho bass fishing record for the biggest Toho bass. His big bass tipped the scales just over 16 pounds. The leading woman angler weighed 14 pounds and five ounces of bass on Lake Toho. Additional BassOnline.com fishing guide Capt John Leech holds the record of the most 10lb largemouth fish caught on the lake and has been featured 11 times in BassMaster Magazine for outstanding catches.

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Lake Toho Habitat

Lake Toho is like most Florida lakes, consisting of shallow grass flats, natural bullrush, maidencane, and hydrilla that help to entrench the most significant part of the lake. The local population of wildlife, baitfish, and Lake Toho bass depends on it. In addition to local vegetation, the bottom of Toho improved by allowing extreme drawdowns to the lake’s water level. The St Cloud Canal comes from East Lake Toho and is the main water source feed.

Florida Fish and Wildlife Commission has placed fish attractors, a general area for wildlife and fish. To view a map at Big Toho Marina with coordinates, click the FWC website.

Largemouth Bass Fishing Tips

Anglers targeting gigantic bass fishing for Largemouth bass may want to direct their time on the water around the mouth of Shingle Creek, enhanced shorelines east and west of South Port Park, Lanier Point, Goblets Cove, and Brown s Point. Offshore hydrilla patches near channel marker 24, Little Grassy Island, and Goblets Cove will also hold many bass on artificial lures or shiners.

Additionally, anglers who find moving water associated with rainfall-runoff should give these areas a cast or two. Very effectively utilized both live and artificial baits in the above mentioned areas. Golden shiners are the live bait of choice by most anglers, although spinner-baits (white, white/Chartreuse or yellow skirted), lip-less crank-baits (chrome or shad colored), and plastic worms (black, black grape, black/blue, and June bug colored) will account for a fair share of the catches.

Top Targeted Fish Species


Largemouth Bass


Black Crappie



Redear Sunfish

Redear Sunfish

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Best Times to Fish Lake Toho

You should always factor in weather conditions; the time of day and weather can affect your fishing success. Most of the bass population likes to spawn in February and March. They move away from shallow areas and into the Kissimmee grass or hydrilla throughout the lake after living in shallow. Excellent summer fishing spots include Big Grassy, Browns Point, and Lanier Point. The lake’s north shore has tall grasses, often concealing large bass populations ready to bite.

Panfish Fishing Tips

If crappie fishing is your thing, get your fishing boat and hit Canoe Creek in Lake Cypree or Southport Canal. Primetime on Lake Toho is February for crappie; Missouri minnows are best, but long-lining white, green, and yellow jigs around Marker 29. The jigs and minnows can be purchased at any website or fish camps around the lake.

Typically from May to June, you will find spawning activity by bluegill, sunfish, and pickerel in full force in Lake Toho. Anglers targeting sunfish or bluegill should try to schedule time on the water around the new and complete moon phases and concentrate their efforts on fishing areas having sandy bottoms associated with vegetation. Brown’s Point and North Steer Beach are two lake areas produced over the years.

Live bait (crickets and red wigglers) will be the bait of choice by many bluegill anglers, but small artificial jigs (tube lure or curly-tailed) or beetle spins (white or yellow-colored) will also account for some good stringers of fish even on places like Lake Jesup.

Lake Toho Reviews


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Had a awesome time on Toho with Capt Steve. If you are in FL don't hesitate to book with him. Great guide to get ya on Fish.
- Lenny Switala

Highly Recommend

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I booked a last minute trip with John Leech and very happy I did! Even in tough fishing conditions and a 100 plus boat tournament happening on the lake he still was able to put us on fish. Had a great time fishing and an even better time talking to John!
- Steve

Awesome Day

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Had a great day with Capt. Steve on a day with 25 mph winds. He made it a fun day catching lots of fish even with the tough conditions. I highly recommend Capt. Steve and will definitely book another trip with him!
- Wayne
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Top Lake Toho Fishing Guides

Experience the beautiful Kissimmee Chain of lakes and all of its Central Florida, including Lake Toho, Lake Cypress, and Lake Kissimmee. These water bodies are all part of the Central Florida Chain of lakes that provide the perfect opportunity for you to experience Orlando Florida fishing.

Our Lake Toho guide staff cordially invite you to experience possibly the best bass fishing you will ever encounter. Fishing Lake Tohopekaliga, one of Florida’s most famous big bass lakes, and enjoying one of Florida’s most precious natural resources, all while catching big bass.

We’re proud to be the leader in Kissimmee bass fishing guide services in Central Florida. We hope if you’re searching for the excitement of getting outdoors and fishing while visiting Orlando, you will consider us as the best option after exploring our website and all the great information and pictures.

To see a complete list of great Lake Toho Fishing Guides, please click here!

Capt John Leech

Capt John Leech

Capt Steve Niemoeller

Capt Steve Niemoeller

Capt Devin Dickerson

Capt Devin Dickerson

Capt Bill Goudy Jr

Capt Bill Goudy Jr

Capt Mike Groshon

Capt Mike Groshon

Bass Fishing Trip Planning Phase

When planning a fishing trip to the Central Fl area, consider taking a guided Orlando fishing trip with the area’s largest and most respected fishing guide service. Our guides are full-time bass fishing guides and professional tournament fishermen who know how to provide our customers’ perfect fishing experience. Maybe you prefer redear sunfish, black crappie, channel catfish, alligator gar, or longnose gar to use there for you. But catching gigantic bass and creating memories on Lake Toho is what our guide service persistently achieves daily!

Our no fish, no pay guarantee on the Chain of lakes bass fishing trips leaves us consistently rated #1, standing alone at the top regarding credibility and reliability in the Orlando bass fishing industry, proven by our reviews. BASS Online specializes in catching big fish, with artificial lures, fly fishing gear, and live bait; it’s your choice. Our Lake Tohopekaliga fishing guides will teach you proven techniques to catch Florida bass and help improve your bass fishing skills. You search our website for additional information.

Your Lake Toho Bass Fishing Trip

We have only U.S. Coast Guard-licensed Kissimmee bass fishing guides; we maintain a high safety standard to ensure you have a relaxing day while fishing with us. The one thing that remains the same in Florida is the abundance of big bass opportunities and the chance to see exotic plants and watch native Florida wildlife. Book your fishing charter above if you’re seeking that once-in-a-lifetime fishing trip or want to experience more of what Florida’s beautiful fishing lake offers.

We offer the widest variety of fishing charters and vacation packages specifically for Central Florida and Lake Toho at competitive pricing and custom-designed for your needs. Remember you are getting the area’s best Lake Toho guide, unlike Big Toho Marina!

We genuinely hope that our list of clientele, accomplishments, and overall experience will help make choosing us your next sunfish, chain pickerel, catfish, or largemouth bass experience while in Orlando bass fishing. Thanks for reading and visiting!

Lake Boat Ramps

Chain of lakes has several boat ramps available around Lake Toho, with the newest being the ramps at Kissimmee Lakefront Park via the website.

  • Kissimmee Lakefront Park (north end) – 201 Lakeview Dr, Kissimmee, FL 34741 
  • Richardson’s Fish Camp – 1550 Scottys Rd, Kissimmee, FL 34744 (north end on Northern shore)
  • Granada Public Boat Ramp – 2563 Ridgeway Dr, Kissimmee, FL 34746
  • Lake Toho Fish Camp – 4715 Kissimmee Park Rd, St Cloud, FL 34772 (eastern shore)
  • Whaleys Landing Public Boat Ramp – 3610 Lake Tohopekaliga Rd, St Cloud, FL 34772
  • Southport Park – 2001 E Southport Rd, Kissimmee, FL 34746

Final Comments

If you’re looking for a peaceful nature getaway with something for everyone, Lake Tohopekaliga Kissimmee is a great place. The local area’s easygoing, laid-back atmosphere will help you relax, whether enjoying a family getaway or engaging in one of the water activities.

You will make those extraordinary memories by trying your luck in fishing by thoroughly enjoying nature. Lake Toho is 20 minutes from Disney World and only 30 minutes from Orlando and the famous miniature lighthouse. Men, Women, children, your best friend, or business client are all great for your trip to this beautiful destination today!

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