Lake 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.
For more information on Lake Toho or the fish camps in the area, please contact the Kissimmee Fisheries office at 407-846-5300.
Fishhound also offers a fishing forecast for Lake Toho .
Spawning activity by largemouth bass will cause many anglers to prowl the shoreline in search of lunker fish. Anglers should locate spawning bass in and around shallow-water vegetation (grasses, lily pads, eelgrass, bulrush or hydrilla) at Goblet’s Cove, Brown’s Point, Big Grassy Island and South Steer Beach. Both live and artificial bait should be very effective utilized within these areas. However, golden shiners will be the live bait of choice by many anglers searching for that trophy fish. Spinnerbaits (white or white/gold skirt with gold, Colorado blades), plastic worms, lizards and crayfish imitations (Black Grape, Blue/Black, White or Pearl colored) fished slowly within shoreline vegetation will account for a fair share of the catches.
Many anglers fishing open water at the entrance of Goblet’s Cove, between Paradise and Makinson Islands and around the mouth of Shingle Creek should find black crappie (specks) congregated in good numbers as fish prepare to move into shallower water to spawn. Drifting minnows under bobbers through these areas should account for many nice stringers of fish. Anglers will increase their chances of locating fish by varying the depth of their baits as speckled perch are notorious for holding at specific water depths while in open water. Artificial lures (white, chartreuse, yellow, salt and pepper tube jigs and Hal-fly jigs) fished within these open-water areas can also be a productive method. When speckled perch move into vegetated communities to spawn, personal preference will dictate which method should be employed as both live and artificial baits can be equally effective in catching limits (25 specks/person/day) of fish.
Anglers targeting redear sunfish (shellcracker) should try and schedule their trips to coincide with the new and full moon phases of this reporting period. Spawning activity by these fish should be well underway during the month of February and anglers should seek areas in the lake having sandy bottoms to try their luck. Brown’s Point, North Steer Beach and Goblet’s Cove have historically been good areas to locate shellcracker spawning activity. Live bait (red wigglers) fished on the bottom is a proven technique for this popular panfish.