June 29, 2009

Fort Myers Bass Club - Kissimmee River

Yesterday our club fished the Kissimmee Chain of Lakes out of Camp Mack. I love fishing this place because you can choose to any of the four lakes on the chain; Kissimmee, Hatchineha, Cypress, and the famous Tohopekaliga (aka "Toho"). Yesterday we fished them all, and caught fish in each one. The picture to the right is the lock going into Toho.

I struggled most of the day and only came in with 4 small (very small) keepers. I caught two on a shaky head, one on a rattletrap and one on a crankbait. I was fishing with the guy who got 2nd, he was throwing a deep diving crankbait. I took too long to adjust to a deeper diver and then it was too late.

The cool thing about fishing here is that no matter where you go, it looks good. Bass are everywhere and you just need to find something that is holding fish. As you can see in the picture, it is basically an endless line of vegetation no matter where you look. We actually did better in the canals that separate the lakes; they are deeper and have some nice drop offs. This time of year with all the rainflow there was current in certain areas and this is where the fish are. Our next tournament is on the Caloosahatchee River in two weeks which is only 30 mins from home. I finished 3rd there last year, so I'm hoping to do well. If you are in the Fort Myers Area, check out our website and come see us!

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