February 2010 NewsletterBASS ONLINE2018-03-21T13:35:52-04:00
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*Daytona 500 Fishing Event
Jith paralysis from injury or illness.
This years event is on Friday February 12th, during Daytona 500 week. Look for a complete story next month including pictures.
*Current Fishing Vacation Packages...
Holiday Inn Main Gate East hotel in Kissimmee / Orlando Florida has your family vacation accommodations when visiting the Walt Disney World® Theme Parks, Sea World, Universal Studios, Central Florida, Orlando's business district or Downtown Kissimmee. Holiday Inn Main Gate East hotel has interior corridor access for all guest room accommodations for your added convenience. Your Holiday Inn Main Gate East lodging includes complimentary scheduled shuttle service to the Walt Disney World® Theme Parks and the Lake Buena Vista Shopping Outlet Stores.
Relax, It's Holiday Inn - Guest Room Accommodations
Your Holiday Inn Main Gate East hotel guest room accommodations are newly renovated with vibrant colors to stimulate the senses. For a complete list of guest room amenities click here.
Attending a meeting, convention, or trade show at the Gaylord Palms Convention Center in the Kissimmee / Orlando area? or maybe just wanting to enjoy some of the wonderful Orlando bass fishing? Try the the Holiday Inn Main Gate East for reasonable hotel room rates. When the Gaylord Palms Convention Center guest room rates are just too expensive or they are sold out, we at the Holiday Inn Main Gate East can accommodate you. Just 0.7 miles from the Gaylord Palms Convention Center and less then 10 miles from trophy bass fishing on Lake Toho.
All RATES include FULL day fishing, Hotel cost and all Resort Fees & Tax's to learn more click here
*Florida Fish & Wildlife - 5 Year License Promotion
Florida Fish & Wildlife Commission has put together a new promotion for all Florida residents that purchase or renew there freshwater fishing license.
With the support of many of the industry companies they have put together a very nice gift package for the first 3000 people that purchase a license.
BASS Online Fishing Outfitter and guide service was lucky to be one of the companies participating in this year's promotion..
We have offered not only a $25.00 discount to everyone that purchases a 5-year license during the promotion, but we have also donated a FREE guided fishing trip to one lucky winner.
Most of you know the involvement we have with helping protect our fisheries, this promotion is simply another way for all of us to give a little back. To get your 5-year licence click this link
To sign-up for the FREE trip once you have purchased your 5 year fishing license just click the banner to the left out this link.
For those of you that have not experienced Lake Okeechobee we welcome you try it and see what the hype is all about. The hurricanes took a toll on the lake, and now it is back. Vegetation growing like we haven't seen in many, many years.
The average day is 10 to 30 fish, with all the fish being real chunky to watch this video and see why it's rated one of the top fisheries in the country. If the fishing pictures don't blow you away, the endless things to do while in Orlando should.. To see more pictures click here!
*Kiss My BASS Contest....
Hey everyone's doing it...yes kissing there BASS.
Now when you Kiss your BASS, you have the opportunity to win a FREE day fishing trip. Black (largemouth) bass are the most popular, although this contest is open to peacock bass, crappie, bluegill and even gar if you dare!
So, come on your already doing it. Put a big wet one on that fish and win, win, win!
January's cold fronts brought many different changes to Florida fishing, some not very popular. The freshwater industry seen a welcome change by mother nature, possibly doing her best work in years.
Many of you have experienced the abundant non-native species in Florida, especially in South Florida. Allot of these species have become over populated in areas, while some species were less popular among anglers most would agree that overall they were all not very good for the fisheries. The most popular non-native specie is known more specifically as the Peacock bass.
Anglers around the world have come to enjoy this fish and test there skills against the hard fishing amazon native. While this is one of the excepted non-native fish in Florida, that is partly because it was brought here by the Florida Fish & Game Commission. Although they had no intentions of them spreading abundantly throughout the Everglades among other areas. The recent cold fronts in January have hopefully protected the Everglades from the aggressive Peacock bass. The Everglades have been rated one the best largemouth bass fisheries in the country and we would like to keep it that way. On the other hand we have seen that the Peacock bass fisheries that were originally stocked have done well and did not get hurt by the 2010 cold fronts. A combination between the deeper water and being located further east the water stayed warmer and more stable, this many anglers are happy about!
On the flip side, unpopular species like the Blue Tilapia, Brown Hoplo, Spotted Tilapia, Mayan Cichlid , Clown Knifefish , Jaguar Guapote and Oscars took a very hard hit from the cold front. Many of these species were over abundant in our fisheries throughout the state of Florida. Without mother nature stepping in, we were going to be faced with issues concerning the non-natives and how they were affecting the native fish and our fisheries.
So read what you will, but you heard it hear first. The Florida freshwater fishing should only get better in the near future and look for the non-native Peacock bass to make a strong presents in it's original captive areas.
FLFFC - "If you use it, you should help protect it"
*March Guide Spotlight
Long time guide in the Evereglades and the king of Peacock bass Captain Brett Isackson boat received a face lift.
This picture was shot on a recent photo shoot with a Canadian writerknow we have several Mark Shepard supports and followers, so for all of you and all of the new people yet to meet him here's a picture of his new rig you will be fishing from.