Visitors flock to Central Florida for the theme parks and other attractions, but sometimes people forget that the Orlando, Florida area has undoubtedly the best bass fishing on the planet. Pro fishing tournaments, including one of the most prestigious bass tournaments, are routinely held in the lakes of the Orlando area. Guides know the local waters and are numerous and fishing boats are also available for rent at various locations.
Visitors Need a License
If you do not live in Florida, you will need to buy a Florida non-resident fishing license to legally fish in Orlando. Read the Florida Fishing Regulations information on how to get a license, These licenses are available for periods of three or seven days, or can be purchased for an entire year if you going to be here a while or are planning multiple trips to Central Florida. You can buy these licenses online.
When to Fish in Orlando
If you are fishing in Orlando, one of the best times to go is between November and March, especially toward the latter end of this period, as spawning has begun. However, the fish can be particular and may almost completely shut down feeding when cold fronts come through. Likewise, in the warmer months, the bass could be harder to find depending as they seek cooler waters.
Where to find Bass
Orlando’s Butler Chain of Lakes is probably one of the most beautiful fisheries in the State of Florida. Lined with gorgeous houses and full-grown Cypress Trees, this is one of the best bass fishing chain of lakes in Orlando. Trophy Largemouth Bass live there. Throughout most of the year, it’s a great place to perfect your artificial lure skills. However if you have the time you should take a short trip to the Bass Wisherman’s Fishing grounds on the Beautiful St. John’s River.
Directions to the Best Orlando (area) Bass Fishing
Note These directions will put you at a public coat ramp in the southern area of my favorite fishing grounds at Hontoon Island State Park
Hontoon Island State Park