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Freshwater fishing: Bass are the best bet for Polk County area anglers.

News Chief

Date: 9/19/2018 5:21:00 PM

8 At Lake Toho, no report available this week. Big Toho Marina is closed for vacation. 9 At Lake Kissimmee, schooling bass are biting early in the boat cuts. Rattletraps, square bill crankbaits, and t

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Freshwater fishing: Bass are biting well across Polk

The Ledger

Date: 9/12/2018 6:12:00 PM

9. At Lake Kissimmee, bass fishing is good in the northwest corner of the lake using Carolina rigs and Rattletraps fished in the current coming into the lake. Topwaters such as frogs and the new Strik

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Fishing: The bass bite remains good for Polk County anglers.

News Chief

Date: 9/5/2018 5:17:00 PM

9 At Lake Kissimmee, bass fishing has been good early on topwaters and Rattletrap style crankbaits around the boat cuts. Later in the day, switch to flipping jigs and plastics. There’s still some blue

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Sargent: Wical-Cashion bass team indeed impressive

Florida Today

Date: 8/30/2018 8:45:00 AM

Another highlight was Wical’s Big Bass of the Year award for the 10.18-pounder he took in a club tournament on Lake Kissimmee. Lastly, to cap it off, Wical and Cashion weighed in a record 25.80 pounds

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FL WFO MELBOURNE Warnings, Watches, and Advisories


Date: 8/25/2018 1:03:00 PM

ORANGE AND NORTHWESTERN OSCEOLA COUNTIES UNTIL 415 PM EDT... At 327 PM EDT, Doppler radar was tracking a strong thunderstorm over Kissimmee, moving southwest at 15 mph. Winds in excess of 40 mph will

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• Surface Area: 44,000 Acres
Lake Kissimmee is located mostly in Osceola County, but the western shore, and a small part of the lake, is in Polk County. There are at least five islands in the lake, with the largest being Brahma Island in the south. Lake Kissimmee draws international birdwatchers to it's waters every year. The Joe Overstreet Road access to the lake is an birdwatchers paradise. With opportunities to view bald eagles, shorebirds, sandhill cranes, black vultures, and whooping cranes.

Sitting on the shoreline of the lake is the Lake Kissimmee State Park which provides recreation for lake goers. Within the park is 13 miles of hiking trails and 6 miles of horseback riding trails. The park also provides 60 campsites with full facilities. There are also two primitive camping sites and a youth camping area. Other activities to be enjoyed in the park include boating, canoeing, kayaking, fishing, and nature viewing. Wildlife viewing is one of the main attractions of the park and lake. Some of the species that can be found in the park include two hundred species of birds, bobcats, grey foxes, wild turkeys, white-tailed deer, sandhill cranes, fox squirrels and otters. The park is open from 8:00 am till sundown year round.

The Cow Camp is also located in the park. It is a living history site that depicts an 1876 cattle camp, including Florida scrub cattle. Local cattlemen were commonly referred to as Cracker cowboys. Cow Camp is open on weekends and holidays from October through May 1.

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