One Million Bass in Lake Apopka soon to be Caught!
Lake Apopka is getting filled with bass, about 1 million of them. The Florida Fish and wildlife Conservation Commission has already begun stocking the lake.
They are stocking the lake earlier this year than previous years to give the bass the best chances of survival, doing so it provides more food for them to eat.
The bass that are being stocked in the lake are genetically pure Florida Largemouth Bass. These kind of bass tend to grow bigger than other species found in other parts of the country because there Florida stain fish..
Over the years the lakes quality has degraded significantly due to municipal and agricultural discharge, but that’s all about to change. Lake Apopka was known as one of the top lakes for catching bass in the country in its prime years. With these renewed conservation efforts it will hopefully regain its former glory.
The Florida Fish and wildlife Conservation Commission has been working hard to bring the lake back to its natural state. The conservation effort has been purchasing land and creating a flow way system to improve water quality which directly impacts the fishing. These are but a few steps to restoring the lake to its former glory.
While the restoration project is under way they are going to continue stocking the lake with non reproducing sunshine bass to provide great fishing and utilize some of the abundant forage fish the lake produces.
Hello all, Captain Tony Summers here come to you from West Orlando, on the south end of The Harris Chain of lakes.
Another beautiful day here in Florida, just a beautiful morning. With nice afternoon showers, about every day. Another tough day we had today, just one of those days we call fishing and not too much catching…lol. It is just all part of the fall transition period time now, the temperature changes, the air temp, the water temperature in the everything’s sort of in a transition period towards fall and in the winter. So, it kinda sets back to fish their metabolism and their eating habits. It slows down everything a little bit, but needless to say, we had a great time today with my buddy and repeat customer Scott Sims and his buddy Tom.
Down for a conference here in Orlando, had a great time on the boat. had a lot of bites, but fish were biting real finicky. We weren’t able to get too many in the boat today, had a lot of fun, great day on the water. Just one of those days where fish were transitioning in the Fall and things are starting to change. On the brighter side, that change also brings fresh life into the water. As these baitfish start moving in shall it also brings a lot of these better predatory large-mouth. These are the fish feeding on all of these shad and baitfish this season coming up in this Fall season gonna be one to get a hold of to get out on the water and start fishing. It’s gonna be good based on the way baits looking right now, baits are healthy, baits moving the bait pods are real thick right now and starting to move in real shallow.
It will take a couple of weeks here in Orlando and around Central Florida once everything gets settled and gets into Fall season is going to kick off really nicely.
Look forward to seeing you guys coming out there…Till next time, fish-on!
Captain Tony Summers Lake Apopka Fishing Report from August 19th 2014
Had out Trudy Wilson at her son Nolan today from Canada. There’s another hot summer day, but luckily we had a good (5) five or (10) ten miles an hour breeze. We were fishing out here in Central Florida on the famed Lake Apopka. It was a good day, it was a (4) four-hour trip. We used all live-bait, started out with corks in the morning and as the day progressed sort of got harder. The water temperature right now is starting in the high (70’s) seventies and, slowly progressing in to the low (100’s) one hundreds. So that’s be good increase in temperature throughout the day here in this hot Florida summer temperature’s.
But lucky here in the place where we’re at right now the fishing has been pretty steady throughout the day. We were able to catch (12) twelve or (13) thirteen good bass with our largest being just over (5) five pounds and the next one being just over (4) four pounds. That Trudy was able to pull in today, we if we could hook up on everything probably could have had (16) sixteen or (17) seventeen bass in the boat. Not on that day here in the Florida summer!
So til next time, Capt Tony Summers…fish on![/fusion_builder_column][/fusion_builder_row][/fusion_builder_container]