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Bass Fishing in the Orlando Area
We have a guest renting our vacation home in May and he wanted to know if we knew where the nearest place was to do some Bass Fishing. Not being into fishing ourselves we thought we would look up the internet to see what we could find for him and we were really surprised to see Bass fishing practically on the door step of Disney.
Here are some very good information points for the Orlando area on Bass Fishing.
You have a choice of fishing from half, three quarter and full day excursions. The prices seem to range from $200 - $300 dollars for two and for extra persons this is from about $70 - $80. The price seems to include water,soda,ice,sunscreen and rain gear and some include lunch if it is a full day fishing .This also includes equipment and bait. They do recommend you bring your own hat and sunglasses. On top of the price you also need to get a Fishing License which is $17 and can be purchased at Wal-Mart. Some guided tours also include free transportation from your resort or will meet at a designated meeting place.
You have a choice of fishing at a variety of different lakes in the Orlando Disney area.
You can book a two hour fishing excursion at Walt Disney World Resort and it is a catch and release fishing trip for those that just want to experience the wonders of fishing.
Lake Tohopekaliga or Toho for short is located east of Disney World and is probably the most popular of the Kissimmee chain. Lake Toho is the most northern lake in the Kissimmee chain which consists of four lakes. Lake Toho, Lake Cypress,Hatchineha and Lake Kissimmee. Originally part of the Kissimmee river that leads to Okeechobee and further south. Lake Toho is famous for producing trophy Bass.
West lake Toho is a 22,700 acre shallow lake and is 13 miles long and 4 miles wide.West Lake Toho and the Kissimmee chain of lakes are located just south of the city of Kissimmee, It is also approximately 20 miles from downtown Orlando and twelve miles from Disney World.
The Butler Chain is made up of twelve interconnected lakes that cover an area of 4720 acres. There are areas on these lakes that reaches depths of 30 -50 feet.
The Butler chain is located about five miles from Sea World.
The rest of the Kissimmee chain consists of Lake Cypress which is 5,500 acres, Hatchineha is 14,500 acres and Kissimmee which is 44,000 acres. All are also known for great Bass Fishing.
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