Osceola County

Lake TohopekaligaLake Tohopekaliga, known to the locals as Lake Toho, is an 18,810-acre lake located southeast of the city of Kissimmee. The lake's Commission-made fish attractors are especially popular fishing areas, and their locations are available on the Lake Toho Fish Attractor Map PDF document and at our Interactive Fish Attractor Map External Website.

For more information on Lake Toho or the fish camps in the area, please contact the Kissimmee Fisheries office at 407-846-5191.

Fishhound External Website  also offers a fishing forecast for Lake Toho External Website .

 

Popular species:

Popular fish species

Fish graphics by Duane Raver, Jr.

 

TrophyCatchTrophyCatch Tracker

TrophyCatch is FWC's citizen-science program that rewards anglers for documenting and releasing trophy bass 8 pounds or larger. The following TrophyCatch bass have been submitted from Lake Tohopekaliga:

Lunker Club (8 – 9.9 pounds): 239

Trophy Club (10 – 12.9 pounds): 55

 

 Current Forecast:

As the rise in daytime air temperature begins during the period, so too can the bass fishing if anglers choose their fishing times appropriately. Typically, bass anglers will direct their effort towards cooler periods of the day, which would be during early mornings and late evenings. While bass will feed and can be caught during the mid-day hours, most anglers choose to enjoy their time on the water under more comfortable conditions as mornings and evenings will provide. Regardless of when bass anglers choose to spend time on the water, they may want to direct their efforts around vegetated communities (native grasses, hydrilla and lily-pads) at the mouth of Shingle Creek, Goblet’s Cove, Lanier Point and Little Grassy Island. Additionally, anglers who can locate creeks with moving water because of rainfall runoff should give these areas a cast or two. Both live and artificial baits should be very effective utilized within all these areas. Golden shiners will be the live bait of choice by many anglers, although spinnerbaits (white, pearl or yellow skirted), lip-less crankbaits (chrome or shad colored) and plastic worms (motor oil, black grape, black/blue and junebug colored) will account for a fair share of the catches. Top-water baits (Lunker Lure, Devil’s Horse or Tiny Torpedoes) should be very effective during early mornings and late evenings.

Vegetated communities (native grasses, hydrilla, lily-pads and bulrush) associated with Brown’s Point, North Steer Beach and Big Grassy Island are areas that historically have been found to attract spawning bluegill. Bluegill anglers should try and schedule time on the water around the new and full moon phases and utilize live bait (crickets and red wigglers) within these areas. Small, artificial jigs (tube lure or curl-tailed) or bettle-spins (white or yellow colored) will also account for some respectable stringers of fish. In the past, good concentrations of bluegill have been located by anglers at the offshore, man-made fish attractors west of Lake Toho RV Resort and Mobile Home Park (High H) and south of Makinson Island (T.P. Snake).



FWC Facts:
Signs on the Suwannee River warn of jumping Gulf sturgeon which, at up to 8 feet and 200 pounds, have been known to injure boaters.

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