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 .
A gradual cooling of nighttime and water temperatures should benefit bass anglers as overall conditions will be a little more comfortable and largemouth bass will become more active as the fall season sets in. Bass anglers should pay a visit to native vegetative communities (knotgrass and maidencane) associated with Little Grassy Island, Lanier Point, North Steer Beach, Brown’s Point or the area west of the Southport Recreation Area. Also, offshore hydrilla between channel marker 24 and Granada boat ramp should be holding good numbers of bass. Both live and artificial baits should be very effective utilized within these areas. Golden shiners will be the live bait of choice, although many anglers will opt to using spinnerbaits (white or white/chartreuse skirted), soft-bodied jerkbaits and swimbaits, top-water propellored baits and plastic worms (Black Grape, Black/Blue and Junebug colored). Both live and artificial baits should account for some outstanding action. Initial results from an angler survey being conducted on Lake Tohopekaliga this year indicated that bass anglers had outstanding success during the month of August. If these results are an indication of how fishing on the lake will be this fall season, bass anglers should get ready for some exciting and memorable days on the water.
Even with water temperatures beginning to cool during this time of year, good numbers of bluegill and shellcracker can still be found during the first part of the period for those anglers using worms or crickets fished just off the bottom at North and South Steer Beaches, Lanier Point, Makinson Island or around channel markers 24 and 26. However, most anglers will spend their time during the later part of the period looking for concentrations of black crappie (specks). Anglers drifting live minnows in open-water near the mouth of Shingle Creek, Little Grassy Island, Brown’s Point and between Makinson and Paradise Islands should have good success at filling their limit of 25 specks. For those anglers who favor artificial baits, plastic curl-tailed jigs or beetle-spins (green, white or yellow in color) used in shoreline vegetative communities (bulrush, hydrilla or cattail) associated with these areas should account for some fine stringers of fish.