The final draft plan for hydrilla management on the Kissimmee Chain of Lakes for treatments through spring 2012 will be the focus of a public meeting Aug. 31 in the Osceola County Chambers in the Administrative Building at 1 Courthouse Square in Kissimmee. The draft plan includes revisions based on appropriate public comments Florida Fish […]

By Bob Wattendorf, Jason Dotson, Marty Mann and Allen Martin Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission The prespawn period for Florida largemouth bass can produce some of the most exciting fishing of the year – and 2011 has certainly started out exciting. Since bass tune into environmental triggers such as day length, lunar cycle and […]

The 2011 Bassmaster Elite Series season will open with two tournaments in Florida, but not on the Kissimmee Chain. B.A.S.S. announced Wednesday that the Elite Series opens March 10-13 on the Harris Chain at Tavares, then visits the St. John’s River at Palatka March 17-20. While the Elite pros won’t be on the Kissimmee Chain, […]

LAKE WALES, Fla. (Jan. 26, 2009) – Boater Jeremy Smith of Plant City, Fla., won the Walmart Bass Fishing League Gator Division tournament on the Kissimmee River Saturday with a five-bass catch weighing 28 pounds, 12 ounces. The victory earned Smith $4,271 and placed him one step closer to qualifying for the Clarks Hill Lake […]

1 – Around Lakeland, bass up to 25 inches this week at Tenoroc, about 8-9 pounds, in lakes 4, Fish Hook and Tern on junebug worms and spinnerbaits, reports Brian Fleming. Several limits of bluegill and shellcracker in lakes 2, C and Hydrilla at Tenoroc on crickets and red worms. Anglers wading along cattails at […]

Lake Toho and other Central Florida lakes have had there hot moments with bass up to 10 1/2 pounds over the past couple of weeks after a spotty stretch in May and early June. Try Lake Toho, Lake Kissimmee and Cypress Lake for quality largemouth bass. Morning bite, using plastic toads near reeds and hydrilla […]