Scenic photo of Lake Tohopekaliga (Lake Toho)Osceola County

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 407-846-5191.

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

 Current Forecast:

The period will be marked by subsiding summertime heat and a resultant cooling of lake water, which will give bass anglers more comfortable conditions to enjoy the resource, and in turn cause bass to become much more active.  For those anglers who are looking for a chance at some good action, native vegetative communities (knotgrass and maidencane) or hydrilla associated with Little Grassy Island, North Steer Beach, Goblet’s Cove or the area between Lanier Point and Makinson Island should be high on the list of locations to try.  While many anglers will be successful with live bait (golden shiner) fished within these areas, artificial baits should also be very effective.  Anglers using artificial baits will most likely be selecting spinnerbaits (white or white/chartreuse skirted and a single Colorado blade), swimbaits, crankbaits (shad imitation), top-water propellored baits and plastic worms (Black Grape, Black/Blue or Red shad colored).

Although water temperatures will begin to cool during this time of year, good numbers of bluegill and shellcracker can still be caught by anglers using worms or crickets just off the bottom at North and South Steer Beaches, Makinson Island or around channel markers 24 and 26.  Anglers looking for some good action on black crappie (specks) should try drifting live minnows or jigs tipped with a minnow in open-water near the mouth of Shingle Creek, Little Grassy Island and Goblet’s Cove.  Artificial baits (1/4 - 1/16 th ounce jigs or bettle-spins) colored in green, white or yellow should also account for some fine stringers of fish used along the edges of knotgrass, maidencane or hydrilla within the lake.  Regardless of the method employed when fishing is slow, minor adjustments to lure presentation or a move to a different location can make all the difference in locating concentrations of specks and having a successful day of fishing.


FWC Facts:
American shad are anadromous, which means they live in salt water but spawn in fresh water.

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