About Lake Tohopekaliga
Welcome to West Lake Tohopekaliga, known to the locals as Lake Toho, is a 22,700-acre lake located in the City of Kissimmee. The Lake Tohopekaliga comes from the Seminole Indians who lived nearby, and it means “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 Tohopekaliga, the largest lake in the area.
An introduction of Lake Tohopekaliga Park
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” has a walking scenic trail, guests can observe wildlife such as alligators, waterfowl, otters, redear sunfish, turtles, and many more while sitting on park benches. The lake population of Florida-strain largemouth bass is the draw for most visitors.
Lake Tohopekaliga is Legendary
Know as a constant producing more big bass than any other fishing lake. The Florida Wildlife Commissions’ biologists have indicated that Lake Tohopekaliga, in every ten acres of lake, has one bass over ten pounds. Even the fame, which has increases fishing pressure, Lake Toho continues to produce. Bassmaster magazine, in their issue of top 100 lakes calling Lake Toho bass fishing “the most consistent lake in the country for producing both numbers and trophy 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 Tohopekaliga. Trophy bass fishing limit, totaling 45 pounds and two ounces, the five fish set a new high that remains unmatched today.
Ed Chancey set the unofficial West Lake Tohopekaliga record for the biggest Toho bass. Chancey’s trophy bass tipped the scales just over 16 pounds. The leading woman angler weighed 14 pounds and five ounces bass on Lake Tohopekaliga.
Lake Toho a Revered Spot For Trophy Bass Fishing
Known for its revere spot for trophy bass fishing. Let’s not forget about the great panfish as well. Not to mention all the bycatch species like redear sunfish, black crappie, chain pickerel, longnose gar, and channel catfish, all caught on a fishing trip on Florida Lake Tohopekaliga.
Pontoon Fishing Charters
4-HR PONTOON FISHING CHARTER
A 4-hour private fishing charter will allow you to get a taste of what Toho Bass Fishing is all about in Kissimmee Florida
1 Angler $274.99
2 Anglers $299.99 - $149.99 pp
3 Anglers $374.99 - $124.99 pp
4 Anglers $449.99 - $112.50 pp
5 Anglers $524.99 - $104.99 pp
6 Anglers $599.99 - $99.99 pp
7 Anglers $674.99 - $96.45 pp
8 Anglers $749.99 - $93.75 pp
*pp - per-person
6-HR PONTOON FISHING CHARTER
This 6-hour private fishing charter will provide you a more in-depth experience of bass fishing on the Toho for trophy bass
1 Angler $349.99
2 Anglers $374.99 - $187.50 pp
3 Anglers $449.99 - $149.99 pp
4 Anglers $524.99 - $131.25 pp
5 Anglers $599.99 - $119.99 pp
6 Anglers $674.99 - $112.50 pp
7 Anglers $749.99 - $107.15 pp
8 Anglers $824.99 - $102.99 pp
*pp - per-person
8-HR PONTOON FISHING CHARTER
1 Angler $399.99
2 Anglers $424.99 - $212.49 pp
3 Anglers $524.99 - $174.99 pp
4 Anglers $624.99 - $156.25 pp
5 Anglers $724.99 - $144.99 pp
6 Anglers $824.99 - $137.50 pp
7 Anglers $874.99 - $124.99 pp
8 Anglers $924.99 - $115.65 pp
*pp - per-person
Lake Tohopekaliga Habitat
Lake Tohopekaliga is like most Florida lakes, consisting of shallow grass flats, natural bullrush, maidencane, and hydrilla that help to entrench the largest part of the lake. The local population of wildlife, baitfish, and Lake Toho bass depend 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, which comes from East Lake Tohopekaliga, is the main water source feed.
Florida Fish and Wildlife Commission has placed fish attractors in Lake Tohopekaliga, which are prevalent areas for wildlife and fish. To view a map with coordinates, click the FWC website.
Largemouth Bass Fishing Tips
Anglers targeting trophy 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 can find moving water associated with rainfall-runoff should give these areas a cast or two. Very effectively utilized both live and artificial baits in all the areas mentioned above. 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.
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Best Times to Fish Lake Tohopekaliga
You should always factor in weather conditions; the time of day and weather can affect your trophy bass fishing success. A majority of the bass population on Lake Tohopekaliga 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 is replete with tall grasses, often concealing large bass populations ready to bite.
Panfish Fishing Tips
If black crappie fishing is your thing, get your fishing boat and hit Canoe Creek in Lake Cypree or Southport Canal. Primetime on West Lake Tohopekaliga is February for black crappie; Missouri minnows are best, but long-lining jigs in white, green, yellow around Marker 29. The jigs and minnows can be purchase at any website or one of the fish camps around the lake.
Typically from May to June, you will find spawning activity by bluegill, redear sunfish, and chain pickerel in full force in Lake Tohopekaliga. Anglers targeting redear sunfish or bluegill should try to schedule time on the water around the new and complete moon phases and concentrate their efforts in fishing areas having sandy bottoms associated with vegetation. Brown’s Point and North Steer Beach are two areas of the lake 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 respectable stringers of fish.
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Experience the beautiful Kissimmee Chain of lakes and all of its Central Florida, including Lake Tohopekaliga, 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 Central Florida trophy bass fishing.
Our Lake Toho guide staff cordially invite you to experience possibly the best bass fishing you will ever encounter. Fish Lake Tohopekaliga, one of Florida’s most famous big bass lakes, and get to enjoy one of Florida’s most precious natural resources all while catching big trophy bass.
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Your Lake Toho Bass Fishing Trip
We have only U.S. Coast Guard licensed Kissimmee bass fishing guides; we maintain the highest standard of safety to make sure you have a relaxing day while you are fishing with us. The one thing that remains the same in Florida is the abundance of trophy bass fishing opportunities and the chance to see exotic plants and watch native Florida wildlife. If you’re seeking that once in a lifetime fishing trip or want to experience more of what Florida’s beautiful fishing lake has to offer, book your fishing charter above.
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Lake Toho Boat Ramps
Chain of lakes has several boat ramps available around Lake Tohopekaliga, with the newest being the ramps at Kissimmee Lakefront Park via the website.
- Kissimmee Lakefront Park – 201 Lakeview Dr, Kissimmee, FL 34741
- Richardson’s Fish Camp – 1550 Scottys Rd, Kissimmee, FL 34744
- Granada Public Boat Ramp – 2563 Ridgeway Dr, Kissimmee, FL 34746
- Lake Toho Fish Camp – 4715 Kissimmee Park Rd, St Cloud, FL 34772
- Whaleys Landing Public Boat Ramp – 3610 Lake Tohopekaliga Rd, St Cloud, FL 34772
- Southport Park – 2001 E Southport Rd, Kissimmee, FL 34746
If you’re looking for a peaceful nature getaway where there is something for everyone, Lake Tohopekaliga is a great place. The local area’s easygoing, laidback atmosphere will help you relax, whether enjoying a family get-a-way, engaging in one of the water activities. Trying your luck in trophy bass fishing or thoroughly enjoying nature, you will make those extraordinary memories. Lake Toho is 20 minutes from Disney World and only 30 minutes from Orlando. Men, Women, children, your best friend, or business client are all great for your trip to this beautiful destination today!