Orlando Area Lakes and Ponds

Tip of the week 
Techniques 

Afternoons have been bringing the grizzly shad to the surface. White sz6 clousers and grizzly white double crafty are a good match. Slow the movement, and be patient. Bluegill and panfish have been unusually finicky. We are going to fish flies that require very little movement. Let 'em study a bit. Sprogs with the movement of marabou in the tail, slow sinking rubber spiders, for nymphs-regular-not beadhead, prince, hare's ear, and pheasant tail should be tried and expect the bite on the slow drop. Rig tandem with two different flies to find what is working. Smaller flies seem to be better if you have an option. Olive and black wooly buggers can save the day- especially crawled just off the bottom.

Seven-day forecast 

We will have a major cold front move in on Tuesday. Fishing should improve through the end of the week with rising pressure and temps and lower wind. Crappie (Specs) at night continue to be slow because of the unseasonable warmth. Water temps need to be below 70 for consistent schooling.

Conditions 
Must Have Flies 
Clouser Minnow Chartreuse 6 Buy from Orvis.com
Woolly Bugger olive 8 Buy from Orvis.com
Troutmaster Nymph - Hare's Ear red 12 Buy from Orvis.com
Bead Head Soft Hackle Pheasant Tail natural 16 Buy from Orvis.com
Mini Pop Popper white 6 Buy from Orvis.com
Orvis CJ Nymph yellow 6 Buy from Orvis.com
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