Orlando Area Lakes and Ponds, Florida Fly Fishing Reports & Conditions
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Orlando Area Lakes and Ponds, Florida Fly Fishing Reports & Conditions
My tips of the week
More Bluegill this week. Smaller Bass are biting. You've heard this tip for a few weeks-Small white minnows like Grasset's Snook minnow, and white sz 6 Clousers are producing fish. One of our favorites, the popper-dropper rig with classic trout flies on the dropper are catching lots of fish. Bushier nymphs like Gibson's Snymph, Hare's ear, and Prince are catching lots of panfish. Important-Bead heads to drop to the bottom so use a long dropper tippet (3ft to 5ft). Size10 down to size16 will do the trick. Poppers, Sliders and Amnesia style topwater in chartreuse, white, and black for topwater. We finally heard about a frog pattern catching-it has been a while! 1lb to 2lb bass are taking topwater, again.
Fishing Conditions

Fly Fishing Orlando Area Lakes and Ponds is currently Excellent

Orvis-Endorsed guides nearby:

Water flow:

Visibility: 12 inches

Water temperature at mid-day: 84 Degrees F

Water condition: Muddy

Best time of day to fish: Morning

Best stretch:

Best access point:

Fly fishing hatches in order of importance:

Dragonfly, Damselfly

Fish species: Largemouth Bass, Panfish, Crappie. Gar, Grass Carp

Fishing season: Year Round

Nearest airport: Orlando International Airport

Orlando Area Lakes and Ponds Description

There are almost to many different lakes and ponds to count the the Greater Orlando area. Nearly all of them from the roadside ditches to the bigger lakes such as LakeConway and ClearLake hold great populations of fish. LakeSantiago, Lake Lorna Doone, LakeRichmond, LakeIvanhoe, and ClearLake provide great access for shorebound anglers looking to catch a fish.

The size, water clarity, and ...

Techniques & Tips

We like fly fishing topwater, when they will bite on top. Rrecommendation for the week for bass is for larger poppers/sliders size 2 to 2/0. 12in to 16in bass are working in the shallows. Follow the afternoon shade to find the most aggressive fish. Expect rain storms in the afternoon. For the biggest bass in the pond, we will recommend Reaction style flies like the Schmiderbait Spinner-Fly, Dahlberg Divers, and Game Changer flies. These should be moved fast, forcing a quick reaction from the Bass. We like white, but 'flash' seems to be most important. Water is flowing through canals and large culverts. These will be feeding funnels and will create opportunities for the fly angler. Pay particular attention to the seawalls in the canals as they can give a fish a great spot to hang. Bluegill success on dropper rigs with soft hackle nymphs and bushier style nymphs. Nymphs should be bushy, with rubber legs, and weighted, as ther is plenty of bluegill action on the bottom.

7-Day Forecast

Falling pressure through the week, and clear afternoons til Thursday is forecast. Flowing canals will create feeding funnels and should be an opportunity. Lake levels are very high. Some of the lakes are complex to fly fish because the water floods into the grass and timber areas. The water levels are very high, docks are under water on the Winter Haven Chain, and flood control damns are wide open. Econ, Myakka, and Kissimmee (below Hwy 60) are at normal level for this time of year. Peace, Hillsborough, and Withlacootchee are very high---extra care should be taken. We expect bass fishing to improve to excellent this week.

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