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Hello all. I recently moved into the central Florida area. I’m retired and looking for a fishing partner to fun fish with during the week and maybe some tournament fishing? I moved here from NJ (where I lived for 4 yrs.) but previously lived in south Florida where I was a fishing guide. I own a bass boat but I’m totally unfamiliar with local lakes. Thanks! Andy 

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Welcome aboard, Andy!

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Hello and welcome to the forum.

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Welcome bud! I don't do tournaments anymore. But I do fish Istokpoga, Placid and Okeechobee regularly on the weekends.

 

We have a little bit of everything here in central FL. Your shallow lakes will be a lot of heavy cover fishing. Flipping and hollow body frogs are great. Deeper lakes like Placid and June will be a lot of scanning with your electronics to find offshore brush piles on droppoffs and points. Deep cranks, spoons and C-rigs rule on these lakes. Best of luck to you. 

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Where specifically in central Florida are you Andy(city)?

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I live on the southside of Orlando. Thanks!

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That helps. I’m in Oviedo so we’re kinda close.

I’m semi retired myself.

I’ll pm you my info and we can talk. 

I grew up in south Florida too.

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Grew up in Coral Springs. Live in Windermere. I fish the Butler Chain all the time. Also fish Conway, clermont chain and John's lake. if you wanna fish holler. I'm not a tournament person just fish for fun ad drink beer. I have access to the tow of Windermere boat ramp and the FOP lodge for the Conway chain.

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Welcome, I'm up to fish whenever I can. Lake Kissimmee and hatch are great lakes, but I'm not very familiar with them.

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I just thought of something, you might also look into the fish Orlando project, might give you some good starting points

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Welcome. The closest I usually get to Orlando is the Ocala Nat. forest. Great small lakes and uncrowded water!

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53 minutes ago, N Florida Mike said:

Great small lakes and uncrowded water!

Central Florida has many great bodies of water and many of them are loaded with trophy bass. Not uncommon for a bass fisherman in Central/Northern Florida to catch multiple bass over 8 pounds every year with a couple over 10.

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