Orlando Area Lakes and Ponds

Tip of the week 
Techniques 

It is one of my favorite times of year. Frogs are everywhere and the bass love them. Frog patterns that match the hatch are size 6 to 2/0. With milder weather, small poppers are doing well in the morning. Fish as far into the weeds line as you dare, or use a fly with a weedguard for greater confidence. Size 6 to 8 weight fly lines with a bass bug taper will make casting these bulky flies easier. Small frogs are working near shore. A good representation is a small popper with light colored belly-white chartreuse or yellow. While we prefer surface fishing, best bets are still subsurface. Fishing on the bottom with weighted clousers or using a sinking line with suspending fly are going to be most productive. White spiders with green legs are reliable for bluegill.

Seven-day forecast 

With overcast and rainy skies, expect topwater action to pick up. Poppers and sliders should be fished during the day as surface temps move from a high that could cook spaghetti to a more seasonable range.

Conditions 
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
Bead Head Soft Hackle Hare's Ear Nymph natural 2 Buy from Orvis.com
Weedless Sneaky Pete Popper chartrues 6 Buy from Orvis.com
Classic Frog yellow 6 Buy from Orvis.com
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