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The Reel Deal: Lucas cashes in at Bass Hunters tournament

Around Osceola

Date: 3/24/2017 2:37:00 PM

They were targeting post spawn fish with a swig jig on Lake Cypress to start, but the wind had the water churned up so they ventured on down to Lake Kissimmee to a well known bedding area. Bobby is new at tournament fishing and asked Ken to show him how to

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Natural gas line through Polk County creates little clamor

The Ledger

Date: 3/18/2017 9:13:00 PM

The structure also goes under a wetland area near the south end of Lake Kissimmee. Hyatt pointed to the front of the yard, where she said crews had removed several oak trees, one of them a large specimen. The terms of the settlement say the family should

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The Reel Deal: Birthday fishing and One Man Elite tourney results

Around Osceola

Date: 3/17/2017 12:11:00 PM

Maybe I can talk Skip and Sean to taking me next time! … The 2nd Elite One Man Tournament of the Year launched from Camp Mack’s River Resort on Lake Kissimmee on Saturday. To say the lake was a bit crowded would be a major understatement. There were

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Water Resources Outlook (March 2017)

NWS Southeast River Forecast Center

Date: 3/16/2017

Water Resources Outlook (March

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Get on the water: Upcoming fishing tournaments around Polk

The Ledger

Date: 3/15/2017 8:07:00 PM

Open to public. Entry fee $40 per boat. Alex Handley at 863-808-2954. THE MOSAIC BASS CLUB will compete on Lake Kissimmee out of Camp Mack Saturday. $5 ramp fee. Mosaic employees only. Richard Blair at 863-844-5037. THE FISHERS OF MEN Florida Central

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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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