Florida Largemouth Bass Fishing Information
As a Bass fishing guide in Central and South Florida and professional tournament angler for more than 13 years, I've learned one very important thing. Florida Bass fishing is completely different than it is in any other part of the country.
I grew up, like any other avid Bass fisherman, watching bass fishing shows and reading Bass Master's Magazine. I remember all the articles about fishing "backs of creeks" at this time of year, "secondary points" another time of year, "main lake humps" when the water temperatures get to here, etc... I'd fill my mind with all this information, and hit the water with great expectations. Usually, after hours of unproductive fishing, I'd just resort back to my usual spots and catch a few fish the same way I did time and time before. I'd go home thinking that all the new information I'd learned was just some nonsense made up to fill magazine pages, or to eat up 30 minutes of television time.
I could not understand why the patterns and techniques I learned rarely, or never, worked... Until I began traveling around the country, fishing the FLW Tour & BassMaster's Southern Opens. It was then that I quickly realized all the stuff I read and watched on TV did work... Just not in Florida. I'll try to explain.
Truth is, I don't know. It just is. In Florida, we primarily "Spot Fish". Bass do have different patterns throughout the year, but mainly we spot fish. I remember an FLW tournament I fished serveral years ago at Beaver Lake in Arkansas. I found a wad Spotted Bass in the 2 - 3 pound range on two separate windy points. On these two points, I could catch a 10 - 14 pound, 5 fish limit in about 1 hour, using a Deep Little N crank bait. As far as I was concerned, the $200,000 first prize was mine. Well the first morning of the tournament, the 20mph West wind we had experienced for four straight days had turned into a 2mph light and variable wind. That didn't really concern me because I had found a great "spot", right? Nope. As soon as the wind had stopped blowing across those points, the fish left and suspended out in about 40 feet of water. It was the wind that was holding the bait fish there, and the wind that was making those big Spotted Bass stack up against the points. No wind, no fish!
If I would've been in that same situation on a Florida lake, I would've been okay. Instead, I weighed in 3 Bass the whole tournament. I've fished all over Central and South Florida. I was a fishing guide at Roland Martin's Marina on Lake Okeechobee from 1997 - 2002. I've been guiding on Lake Toho and the Kissimmee Chain since then. Over the years, I have found good spots to fish on these bodies of water that will work whether it's the dead of winter, or in the middle of the hot summer. There are spots on Lake Toho that I fish all 12 months of the year. Here in Florida, it just depends on what the fish want to do. They're either going to bite, or they're not going to bite.
There are several ways to look for good Bass fishing spots in Florida. I'll list just a few of the most common.
Through my Bass guide service, I specialize in teaching my customers the proper techniques for targeting the elusive Florida Largemouth Bass. Flipping and pitching, crank baiting, spinner baiting, top water, plastic worms... Whatever your desire, I'll teach you. Want learn how to properly cast a bait casting reel? I can teach you that, as well. Just call (407) 580-8458 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Chuck Pippin Jr.
I supply all the fishing tackle. Quality spinning rods and left/right hand retrieve bait casters from 13 Fishing. I also supply all the necessary terminal tackle & lures. Though, feel free to bring your own.
I can provide free transportation to/ from most Orlando / Kissimmee area hotels and resorts to make your Orlando Bass Fishing trip as convenient as possible.. Further destinations may require a small fee.
Simply call, text, or email me to book book your Orlando Bass guide trip. I do not require a deposit. You can pay the day of your trip with cash or credit card. Or, go to my Book a Trip page for more info.
I specialize in both artificial lure fishing and live bait (Wild Shiner) fishing. We can do all artificial lures, all live bait, or a combination of both. Wild Shiners are an extra expense.
|The Kissimmee Chain of Lakes|
Big Toho Marina
At West Lake Tohopekaliga "Toho"
Address : 69 Lakeview Drive, Kissimmee, FL - 34741
|The Butler Chain of Lakes|
R.D. Keene Park
Butler Chain or Windermere Chain
Address : 10900 Chase Rd., Windermere, FL - 34786
I've been a professional Bass fishing guide and tournament fisherman since 1998. I began my career on Lake Okeechobee, and later moved back to the Orlando / Kissimmee area in 2002. Since then, I've been a full-time trophy Bass fishing guide on Lake Toho, the Kissimmee Chain, Butler Chain and more...