Lake Kissimmee News

7/18/2021
BoatUS News
SPRINGFIELD, Va. – It’s been a tumultuous year for Americans, and getting away from it all on a recreational boat has given many the respite they’ve needed. With lives upended, some recreational boat owners have chosen to reflect on the times when selecting a name for their boat. “Social…

7/16/2021
BoatUS News
A Dive Into the 2020 U.S. Coast Guard Boating Safety Statistics Reveal How the Pandemic Affected Boating in Ways Just Beginning to be Understood ANNAPOLIS, Md., July 16, 2021 – The U.S. Coast Guard recently released the 2020 Recreational Boating Statistics, and reports of accidents, fatalities and injuries were…

7/1/2021
BoatUS News
SPRINGFIELD, Va., June 29, 2021 – It’s been a tumultuous year for Americans, and getting away from it all on a recreational boat has given many the respite they’ve needed. With lives upended, some recreational boat owners have chosen to reflect on the times when selecting a name for their boat. &ldquo…

6/30/2021
BoatUS News
TALLAHASSEE, Fla., – A bill that aims to both address the continuing vessel anchoring challenges facing some Florida counties while balancing the needs of responsible vessel operators became law yesterday with the signing of FL S.B. 1946 by Gov. Ron DeSantis. Boat Owners Association of The United States (BoatUS)…

6/24/2021
RBFF News
ALEXANDRIA, Va., June 23, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- Recreational fishing and boating continues to reach new and diverse audiences according to a new industry study from the Recreational Boating & Fishing Foundation (RBFF). The 2021 Special Report on Fishing found that: 19.7 million females went fishing in 2020, a 10%…

6/15/2021
BoatUS News
ANNAPOLIS, Md. – Boat owners wishing to do good or take advantage of potential tax benefits may consider donating their boats to charity. Often this decision is made at the end of year just before the start of the new tax season. Waiting until the end of the year, however, could shortchange a boater’s potential…

6/7/2021
BoatUS News
“Do I know how to be found in an emergency?” That’s a question every boater should ask at the beginning of the boating season. The answer, however, is likely to go far beyond simply having a cellphone aboard. The BoatUS Foundation for Boating Safety and Clean Water offers five tips that can potentially…

6/3/2021
BoatUS News
CLEWISTON, Fla., April 21, 2021 – In January, TowBoatUS Lake Allatoona, Georgia, was awarded “Tower of the Year” at the annual gathering of the nationwide TowBoatUS on-water towing and assistance fleet. Today, the company’s owner, Capt. Chris Day, is growing his 24-hour service that helps boaters…

6/3/2021
BoatUS News
SPRINGFIELD, Va., June 1, 2021 – Efforts by the ethanol industry to create a new federal rule that would weaken or eliminate important warning labels designed to prevent boaters and consumers from misfueling with prohibited higher-ethanol fuels at roadside gas pumps has Boat Owners Association of The United States…

5/14/2021
BoatUS News
SPRINGFIELD, Va., May 24, 2021 – The traditional kickoff of the summer boating season, Memorial Day weekend, is just days away, and TowBoatUS, the on-water towing service that gets boats home after they break down or run aground, is expecting a very busy 2021 summer boating season ahead with increased boating traffic…

3/26/2021
Lake News
On March 17th, the IRS announced that individual taxpayers have until May 17th to file and pay their 2020 federal income tax. You don’t need to file any forms for this relief it’s automatic. It’s important to note that this extension does not apply to corporations, partnerships, estates, or trusts. You…

3/24/2021
BoatUS News
ANNAPOLIS, Md., March 23, 2021 – In recreational boating, cellphones are just fine for routine communications. So why do you need a VHF radio – either a handheld or fixed mount – on your boat? Because in an emergency it’s the only thing that can directly connect you to the U.S. Coast Guard’s…

3/15/2021
BoatUS News
Applies to boats less than 26 feet operating on plane or above displacement speed SPRINGFIELD, Va., March 15, 2021 – There are new engine cutoff device wear requirements for recreational boat operators as part of the January 1, 2021, passage of National Defense Authorization Act that included a U.S. Coast Guard…

2/10/2021
NWS
Water Resources Outlook (February 2021)

10/28/2020 8:49:00 AM
News Chief
Brent Kirkendall of Horizon Fishing (727-505-4340). 9 At Lake Kissimmee, the outside Kissimmee grass is producing specks, but not real big fish, reports Ingram. The speck bite has been good while ...

10/28/2020 8:37:00 AM
News Chief
The next Toho Marine-Bartow Ford Elite Pro Team Trail tournament will be the season ending classic Oct. 31 and Nov. 1 on the Kissimmee Chain out of Camp Mack-Guy Harvey Resort. For more ...

10/21/2020 4:45:00 PM
The Ledger
Jarred Fields, an eight-grader, also had the big bass of 6.45 pounds at the Lakeland Junior Hawg Hungers tournament Oct. 17.

10/21/2020 10:11:00 AM
News Chief
Around Lakeland, at Tenoroc, bass fishing was best on lakes Fishhook, Hydrilla, 5, B, Legs, Shop and Tern. Lakes Pine and C also had high catch rates. This past week, 32 large bass over 19 inches were ...

10/14/2020 1:55:00 PM
The Ledger
Garret Rocamora and Jackson Williams had 26.37 pounds to win the third annual Big Bass Blast tournament Oct. 10 on the Kissimmee Chain.

10/9/2020 6:21:00 PM
The Ledger
October is Florida Native Plant Month. It is also Florida Greenways and Trails Month. As I mentioned in a recent column, Florida has an amazing variety of native plants, including many stunning ...

10/9/2020 5:47:00 PM
News Chief
There is also a paddling loop around Lake Kissimmee State Park. Some of the creeks in Polk County and surrounding counties are navigable and worth a visit. The important thing to do is to get ...

10/7/2020 8:59:00 AM
The Ledger
Levi Brown caught 44.87 pounds to win the American Bass Anglers Bass Pro Shops Open. But his 9.25-pounder only took 2nd big bass?

10/7/2020 8:53:00 AM
News Chief
Brent Kirkendall of Horizon Fishing (727-505-4340). 9 At Lake Kissimmee, bass are schooling early around the kicker trails. A Booyah lipless crankbait should get a strike. Bass Pro Shops Open ...

10/1/2020 5:00:00 PM
The Daily Gazette
Somehow, toward the end of our vacation, I managed to find six free hours to join a gentleman who introduced himself to me at an on-the-water bait shop on Lake Kissimmee when he saw my Bass Angler ...

9/30/2020 1:42:00 PM
Florida Sportsman
Plenty of big gators are tagged during August 15th through September 14th. When thinking about the mayhem of those weeks, waiting October is a good option ...

9/30/2020 11:45:00 AM
News Chief
Brent Kirkendall of Horizon Fishing (727-505-4340). 9 At Lake Kissimmee, covering water early by casting a frog or a Skinny Dipper in Houdini color through the grass should produce bass.

9/30/2020 11:29:00 AM
The Ledger
Entry fee is $120 per team and $35 membership fee per angler. Time is safe light to 3 p.m. This is the final event to qualify for the championship at Lake Kissimmee and a chance to win a 2020 Blazer ...

9/27/2020 3:26:00 AM
The Ledger
Is the crack of the whip near the ear of a stubborn cow the origin of "Florida Cracker?" About 20 miles east of Lake Wales, just up the road from Highway 60, Lake Kissimmee State Park recreated an ...

9/24/2020 7:48:00 AM
MSN
About 20 miles east of Lake Wales, just up the road from Highway 60, Lake Kissimmee State Park recreated an 1876 cow camp in the heart of Central Florida. A decade after the Civil War, Florida was ...

9/24/2020 7:05:00 AM
Palm Beach Post
Is the crack of the whip near the ear of a stubborn cow the origin of "Florida Cracker?" About 20 miles east of Lake Wales, just up the road from Highway 60, Lake Kissimmee State Park recreated an ...

9/24/2020 6:56:00 AM
MSN
About 20 miles east of Lake Wales, just up the road from Highway 60, Lake Kissimmee State Park recreated an 1876 cow camp in the heart of Central Florida. A decade after the Civil War, Florida was ...

9/23/2020 12:37:00 PM
The Ledger
Entry is $120 per team and $35 membership fee per angler. Time is safe light to 3 p.m. This is the final event to qualify for the championship at Lake Kissimmee and a chance to win a 2020 Blazer 595 ...

9/20/2020 3:15:00 AM
The Ledger
Welcome to Florida Time, a weekly column about Florida history: from the Civil Rights movement to the failed assassination of FDR.

9/20/2020 3:06:00 AM
News Chief
Share yours with us by leaving a voicemail at (850) 270-8418. Next week: Lake Kissimmee Cow Camp/Cracker Cowboys. Eliot Kleinberg has been a staff writer for the past three decades at The Palm ...

9/18/2020 12:57:00 AM
Palm Beach Post
Share yours with us by leaving a voicemail at (850) 270-8418. Next week: Lake Kissimmee Cow Camp/Cracker Cowboys A reader asks: Hello Eliot, your story about the Barker gang was very interesting.

9/17/2020 9:03:14 AM
Palm Beach Post on MSN.com
Welcome to Florida Time, a weekly column about Florida history: from the Civil Rights Movement to the failed assassination of FDR.

9/17/2020 7:37:00 AM
MSN
Readers: Check the tag on your luggage. There's that 3-letter code telling you which Florida airport your bags will arrive in--if they don't end up in Pittsburgh. Here are the easy ones: MIA for ...

9/15/2020 12:27:24 PM
Kayak.com
I liked how close it was to the Disney Parks and that there were many places to eat and entertain yourself all within walking distance. The breakfast was very good and had a great variety. The fact ...

9/14/2020 12:28:00 PM
BassFan
Florida Sportsman, one of BassFan's sister publications, produced an article today that details the five best lakes in Florida for catching bass that weigh 10 pounds or more. Lake Kissimmee ended up ...

9/14/2020 2:23:00 AM
Florida Sportsman
For a bass fisherman, the ultimate quest is catching a 10-pound largemouth. Here is the top 5 Florida lakes for catching a 10-pound bass, along with advice ...







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