Orlando Area Lakes and Ponds

Tip of the week 

There are many tadpoles in the lakes. An olive damselfly nymph or olive wooly bugger is a great imitation. Fish as near to shore as possible. This technique has been deadly with the warm weather.

Seven-day forecast 

Weedless frog for big bass should be in your fly box. Also, grass shrimp for panfish-try a popper dropper technique. Another unique opportunity is the huge mayfly hatch around the first of May (for Central Florida.) I believe it is a hexagenia hatch. Every fish in the lake will key on this at sunset for about 1/2 hour. If you get lucky, you will run into this. Size 8 yellow stimulator is a good imitation. Recommended leader 4X

Must Have Flies 
Clouser Minnow Chartreuse 6 Buy from Orvis.com
Woolly Bugger olive 8 Buy from Orvis.com
Clouser Minnow white 6 Buy from Orvis.com
Living Damsel olive 2 Buy from Orvis.com
Weedless Sneaky Pete Popper chartrues 6 Buy from Orvis.com
Stimulator yellow 8 Buy from Orvis.com
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