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John Agnew

Visiting in July

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Hi guys,

Just wanted to say hi and ask a couple of questions if you would be kind enough.

I'm visiting Orlando in July and staying for 3 weeks at Thousand Oaks, near Davenport. We have a small lake next to the villa and I was planning on some fishing. I plan on buying an inflatable boat for some of the smaller lakes, just to get out a bit from the shoreline.

I fly fish regularly here in Scotland UK for Brown and rainbow trout and fish for Cod etc when we go seafishing. This bass fishing is all new to me and I was wondering if you chaps could give me some pointers.

I'm not after record breaking bass but you never know ;D all I want is to spend some quiet time and be able to catch something to keep me occupied. I know catching fish can't be guaranteed but what lures, worms, baits etc. would you suggest to a novice so that he would have a good chance of catching something and not loosing interest? I don't mind catching small fish all day if i get a good fight 8-)

See you in 39 days ;)

John

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If the water is clear then use 8-12 pound test mono, 1/8 oz worm weight, 4/0 worm hook and either 7.5 inch June Bug or Watermelon Seed worm.   If wtaer isn't clear then use the same thing but replace the Watermelon Seed with Purple or black worm.

But heres a Warning.  You are going to SWEAT your AZZZZ off in July so bring tons of water, Gatorade and sunblock.   Like 93-98 dgrees and 75-90% humidity with little wind.    

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Thanks for the reply Bassn Blvd.

I assume I can pick up those or similar worms at Walmart or Bass Pro Shop.

As for the weather, I'm looking forward to it....have you not heard how much of a raw deal we get with the British weather ;) But seriously I know what you are saying.

Now I'm to see what a June bug looks like ;D

John

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I've had a lot of luck the last few weeks around north Orlando using 7.5" plastic worms in pumpkin seed color, no weight, carolina rig.  For the lakes, cast into the weeds and pull along the top letting the worm sink when you can.

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id also get a few senko baits in green pumpkin and wacky rig them on a #1 octopi hook.

a #9 floatin rapala in silver w/ bl. back.throw it out let it sit ,twitch every once in awhile.easy fishin but fun when they hit it.

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Thanks for all the recommendations guys, I'll try them and let you know how I got on.

If you dont worry about catching biguns go to walmart pic up a ultra light and a hand full of bettle spins and go to town should catch a ton but don't expect big ones

buckifan08 - what are beetle spins? Any pics I can use for reference? I searched Walmart site and couldn't see anything. If I know what they look like I will get some.

Thanks again.

John

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if it were me and i were on vacation.  i would fish every morning and evening for about 2 hours w/ zoom super flukes in pearl or watermelon red colors on 5/0 wide gap offset gamikatsu hooks.

fishing in florida mid-day in the summer is a difficult task, the fish slow down and get in those places that you have to know the lake to find. so fish when they are feeding, and go touristing during the day.

OR:

hookup w/ a guide or a local and get on the water on one of our world class lakes just to say youve been there.

shoot, you kick in on the gas with me and ill take you fishing out of city ramp in kissimmee on lake toho.

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shoot, you kick in on the gas with me and ill take you fishing out of city ramp in kissimmee on lake toho.

Thanks for the info, warmer.

That is a very tempting offer for the fishing. Heck I'll pay for the Gas if your willing to take me along for the trip 8-)

I'll get in touch nearer the time, we have a PC in the villa so I have access to the forum while I'm visiting. I'll be over from 4th July for 3 weeks.

Cheers.

John

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pm me closer to the date.

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