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Top Five Florida Bass Lakes

Florida Sportsman

Date: 11/16/2018 6:12:00 PM

Based on data from the past four years, the following lakes made the cut. The southernmost link in the Kissimmee Chain, Lake Kissimmee is a 34,948-acre lake located 40 miles south of Orlando and 18 mi

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Central Florida fishing forecast: Nov. 16

Orlando Sentinel

Date: 11/15/2018 2:46:00 PM

Work baits slowly on Kissimmee Chain for bass. FRESHWATER: Try West Lake and Lake Kissimmee for bass. Look for open spots in grass mats and allow baits to drop to the bottom. Gambler lures and Senkos

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Freshwater Fishing Report: Speck bite heating up in time for cold front

The Ledger

Date: 11/14/2018 5:57:00 PM

The bass are moving to the outside grass lines, reports Mark Detweiler at Big Toho Marina (407-846-2124). 9 At Lake Kissimmee, trolling Mr. Crappie crank baits and jigs is producing specks. For the ba

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OTHA BARHAM: Mike Giles wins prestigious outdoors press award

The Meridian Star

Date: 11/14/2018 7:33:00 AM

Mike received the award for the Best Conference Site Story written about a trip to Camp Mack and Lake Kissimmee, near Lakeland, Florida that was published in The Meridian Star. Giles has won many writ

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The first good cold front of the season really turned on the speck bite for Polk County area anglers

News Chief

Date: 11/7/2018 5:18:00 PM

9 At Lake Kissimmee, the water is real low, but specks are being caught on minnows in the grass at Gobbler’s Ridge. For the bass, fish a Cotton Cordell Boy Howdy topwater or a Vexan Frog inside early

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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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