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I'm going to Disney FL. next Friday, 9/19/08 to 9/27/08, staying in a cabin at Fort Wilderness Resort, I want to fish while I'm there, need all the suggestions I can get. My daughter stayed in one of these cabins before and told me they rent fishing rods at Fort Wilderness. Has anyone fished this Resort?

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 Joe

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Back when I was a kid, you could rent boats and go out and do whatever you wanted there. Nowadays, I hear you can only fish Disney if you pay for a guided boat, unless from shore or a dock. Could be completely wrong though.

Fort Wilderness is sweet! Rent a golf cart. 'Nuff said.

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I fished that resort about 10 years ago.  We rented a paddle boat one day but mostly just fished from the shore and the dock.  It is probably completely different then when I was there.  I just remember my cousin caught himself a mallard duck, that was interesting to say the least.

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I fished that resort about 10 years ago. We rented a paddle boat one day but mostly just fished from the shore and the dock. It is probably completely different then when I was there. I just remember my cousin caught himself a mallard duck, that was interesting to say the least.

My friends dad caught a seagull pier fishing  ;D he landed it too

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Fort Wilderness is sweet! Rent a golf cart. 'Nuff said.

We rented a golf cart, I was planning on taking one of my reels, then take a ride to BPS and pick up a new rod, I can always use a new rod ::), I get up early all the time so I was hoping to be able to fish a little each mourning.

Joe

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I just got back from Disney, and it was torture... There are hundreds of ponds and lakes, and they are off limits to fishermen.  I saw several bass in the main lake while waiting for the ferry.  They were big and fat, and mocking me.  

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I was at Disney twice a few years back, once on business and once with the kids, and I brought a rod both times. Although you're not supposed to fish unless you hire one of their guides, I didn't see any no fishing signs where I fished and I only fished the first 2 hours of daylight and no one gave me a hard time.

When I stayed at the Contemporary I kept my rod in my car and walked the banks there and caught a bunch of fish but nothing big.

When I stayed at Port Orleans Riverside my room was right along the "canal" and I caught several fish over 4 lbs including a 7 1/2 pound beauty that hit a lizard right along the bulkhead.

The guides there are nice but they basically pitch live bait at docks and that didn't excite me.

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If you enjoy sneaking around and looking over your shoulder I suppose you can get away with fishing here and there, but if not the Disney fishing is an expensive proposition.

"In the late 1960's Walt Disney World planners released 70,000 bass fingerlings into Bay Lake and Seven Seas Lagoon. Fishing in these waters was not permitted until 1977, which allowed ample time for the bass to grow and breed undisturbed."

If you enjoy fishing with a cane pole and worms you can do that for $12.50 per hour for the family out of Wilderness.

"Back when I was a kid, you could rent boats and go out and do whatever you wanted there. Nowadays, I hear you can only fish Disney if you pay for a guided boat, unless from shore or a dock. Could be completely wrong though. "

I think you might be thinking of somewhere else other than Disney World. They have been charging for fishing since 1977.

You can get a guide and go out fishing Toho for less. You can find guides that will pick you up at your hotel.

Fishing Excursion Times & Prices: two hours

7:00 a.m. - $250

10:00 a.m. - $250

1:30 p.m. - $225

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A misconception of shooting fish in the barrel at any well stocked lake just isn't true, bass are one of the few fish that have the ability to breed to what their environment can handle, in other words that 2 lone bass in a farm pond will spawn heavy as to a crowded pond were they will actually lay less eggs.

The FPL power Plant is an example in Martin County open just once or twice a year to the public, you still have to fish.

All that being said I think the lack of pressure makes the Disney Trip sound fun, I have a friend that went years ago, he said it was great, but man that's expensive, I agree I would rather go hire a guide at an unknown lake or go spend a few days on the water at a nearby hotel for that kind of money.

Think how quick 2 hours will go if your catching fish.  

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It is a once in a lifetime experience.

I know that when I am old and on my death bed I sure don't want to say, "man, I should have worked more."

I want some fun memories.  ;)

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I have been a few times bass fishing out of Fort Wilderness with their guides.  They offer a special noon trip for a single person for $100.

They just got bass boats 2 years ago.  Before that I fished on a houseboat without a trolling motor.  (silly)

I caught lots of bass with the biggest being 5 lbs.  Although they advertise catching a ten, the guides have never heard of one being caught there.  Shiners are free or you can choose lures. they provide everything.

The lake is big and beautiful with lots of deep grass lines and shallow cover and some docks.  The guides work hard and run and gun to find fish.  the guides are nice too (of course they fish for a living).

I wouldn't pay $200 for 2 hrs of fishing there.

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I know that when I am old and on my death bed I sure don't want to say, "man, I should have worked more."

I like that!  I'm gonna use that somewhere...

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