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
Specs(Crappie) are making the report, finally. Caught outside of lily pads and near deeper water; Specs have been consistent in several pics from customers. Bass have been staying active and the fishing is very good. Streamers have been consistently producing results. Bass have been most productive a few feet off the bank and stripped fairly slow to keep them deeper in the water column around 4-6 feet down. This is where fluorocarbon and intermediate sinking lines come in handy.
Fishing Conditions

Fly Fishing Orlando Area Lakes and Ponds is currently Good

Orvis-Endorsed guides nearby:

Water flow:

Visibility: 22 inches

Water temperature at mid-day: 75 Degrees F

Water condition: Stained

Best time of day to fish: sunrise

Best stretch:

Best access point:

Fly fishing hatches in order of importance:


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

The bass have continued to school up and chow down on schools of shad. This is one of our favorite times of year, since we get to chuck some meaty streamers at some aggressive bass. They have been hanging out a little farther offshore than most people are fishing. Try casting from a boat length away from where you start pounding the bank. The fish are staying in 4-6 ft of water, and they will eat top water flies too. A white gurgler is a great companion to a white streamer to cover all your bases as the bass will be exploding on top one second then retreat to deeper water. Bluegill are hanging around docks and near the mouths of canals. The best way to catch them has been a heavier tungsten nymph drug on the bottom or a worm fly with the squirmito tail on a jig head. Specs(Crappie) are being caught along grass lines and outside of lilies. Use baitfish patterns in white, black and/or brown/olive in size 6, 8, or 10. Classic popper fishing is recommended at sunrise. Colors are important as the fish are selective. Start with white as this mimics a struggling baitfish then start trying brighter colors such as yellow or orange. Popper dropper rigs are a very good way to fish. Use classic trout flies such as a Pheasant Tail or a Hare's Ear Nymph is sizes 10-14, or try an Green Drake emerger sz 10-14.

7-Day Forecast

With cooler temperatures rolling in at the end of the week the fishing should be good despite the weather shift. Lake levels are still high, but lower than last week. The Peace. Econ, Myakka, Hillsborough, Withlacoochee, and Kissimmee Rivers are all at above average levels. Normal river levels are falling with the season. Lake levels should slowly recede, and are approaching desirable levels

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