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Before you plan your next outdoor expedition, consider hiring a Florida Fishing Guide to make your experience spectacular. As experts in their field, Florida Fishing Guides can take you to the best spots, show you the best casts and give you on-target advice to give you the most bang for your buck. If you fish only occasionally; that little bit of extra advice can mean the difference between bringing home dinner and coming home empty-handed. If you are an expert fisherman, a guide can still beneficially impact your experience by introducing you to new spots, refining your techniques and increasing the success you experience on the sea. They can be found throughout the State of Florida. With more than 1200 miles of shoreline on both the Atlantic Ocean and the Gulf of Mexico, you have your pick of almost any destination to visit for your fishing expedition.

Visitors can plan to stay in one of the many hotels or Florida campgrounds when on a Central Florida vacation. Whether you prefer RV camps, cabins or roughing it in tents, you’ll find many Florida campgrounds to choose from.

Weohyakapka (Walk in the Water)

Lake Weohyakapka is also known as Walk in the Water. The lake is over 7000 acres and is known in national fishing circles for its large trophy mouth bass. The best time to fish Walk in the Water is February through May. During those months, the weather is cool enough and the bass typically stay in the shallower water, making them easier to catch. It is possible to catch them during the hot, humid summer months, but you’ll need your bait to go deeper into the lake.

Lake Kissimmee

Lake Kissimmee is 38,000 acres full of excellent Florida fishing. In 1995 and 1996, the lake was drawn down, which helped create 24 miles of shoreline and excellent bass spawning conditions. Because of this, the bass in Lake Kissimmee continues to grow and multiply. The lake has many places for the fish to hide so some of the fish can be many years old before being tempted by an angler’s line. The lake has a five-bass limit and only one of the kept fish can be over 24 inches long, meaning many of the fish are released back into the waters.

Lake Hatchineha

Lake Hatchineha is connected to Lake Kissimmee by a canal and is over 6600 acres of Florida fishing stocked with largemouth bass and bluegill. The water depth is manipulated by flood gates and the lake is only around eight feet deep so it’s easy to find fish just two to four feet under the water’s surface. The lake is full of vegetation so anglers may not have luck with lures that sink into the weeds. The vegetation changes throughout the year, so check to see what the fish will be hiding in during your Central Florida vacation. These are just three of the more than 550 lakes in Central Florida. With so many Florida campgrounds and accommodations near the lakes, it’s easy to plan a Central Florida vacation centering on the great outdoors.

guides for blacktip shark fishing

Before heading to the sea, make a list of your objectives for your fishing experience and then use the guides to decide how they can enhance your fishing trip. First, check out local books, online guides or contact the guides listed on this site before visiting your destination. Look for services that can provide references or have an online forum for feedback. Anyone can claim to be a competent guide; it’s up to you to research who really is the best you can hire. Keep in mind when reading any online feedback you have to take all comments with a grain of salt; fakers have been known to target individual businesses with will ill-natured comments for mischievous fun. Also keep in mind that no guide can guarantee what you will catch, how much you will catch and when you will catch it. They can only show you where to go and how to do it, and sometimes the rest is up to luck.

Second, try to match your objectives with how aggressive you expect them to act. If you’re looking for a lazy day on the bay, you may want to go it alone. If, however, you’re out for the biggest catch possible, an aggressive guide can be your best bet. Finally, check out the credentials of those who have captured your interest. What experience do they actually have? Is it relevant to the goals you have for your fishing experience? Do they have a long-standing reputation for providing quality services? Ensure that your fishing experience in Florida is the best it can be – consider a Florida Fishing Guide to enjoy fun, success and all you can eat fish.