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Lake Information for Lake Tohopekaliga


Lake Tohopekaliga known to the locals as Lake Toho is an 18,810-acre lake located southeast of the city of Kissimmee. It is the primary inflow of Shingle Creek, which rises in Orlando. It is linked to East Lake Tohopekaliga by Canal 31 (St. Cloud Canal). The canal is 3 miles (5 km) long and runs through western St. Cloud.

Facilities and Parks: 

A six-lane boat ramp with a floating courtesy dock is located on Lakeshore Blvd. Pier and bank fishing is allowed. A marina is located approximately 0.2 miles north of ramp.

Fishing Tips, Tactics, How-To info: 

During the cooler months: a gradual cooling of air and water temperatures will benefit bass anglers as conditions will become more comfortable and, in turn, fish will become more active. For those bass anglers who want a chance at some good fishing opportunities, vegetative communities (knotgrass, maidencane and hydrilla) associated with Little Grassy Island, Lanier Point, North Steer Beach and Goblet’s Cove should be high on the list of likely locations. Also, offshore hydrilla near channel marker 24 should be holding good numbers of bass. Both live and artificial baits should be very effective utilized within these areas. Golden shiners will be the live bait of choice, although many anglers will opt to using spinnerbaits (white or white/chartreuse skirted), crankbaits (shad imitation), top-water propeller baits and Carolina- or Texas-rigged plastic worms (black grape, black/blue and Junebug colored). Both live and artificial baits should account for some outstanding action.

Even with cooler water temperatures during this time of year, good numbers of bluegill and shellcracker can still be found for those anglers using worms or crickets fished just of the bottom at North and South Steer Beaches, Lanier Point, Makinson Island or around channel markers 24 and 26. However, most anglers on the lake during the period will spend their time looking for concentrations of black crappie (specks). Live bait (minnows) drifted at varied depths within open water near the mouth of Shingle Creek, Little Grassy Island, Brown’s Point and Goblet’s Cove should give anglers a good chance at filling their limit of 25 specks. For those anglers who favor artificial baits, jigs or beetle-spins (green, white or yellow in color) used in shoreline vegetative communities (bulrush, hydrilla or cattail) should also account for some fine stringers of fish.

Directions to Lake: 

From the intersection of Highway 192 and Highway 441/17-92 in Kissimmee, travel south on Main Street 0.6 mile to Monument Avenue. Turn left onto Monument Avenue and follow to Lakeshore Blvd. Turn right on Lakeshore and follow 0.3 miles to ramp on left.

Largemouth Bass
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Lake Tohopekaliga
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Businesses Located Nearby

Bait & Tackle

    West Lake Bait & Tackle
  • 4715 Kissimmee Park Rd - St Cloud, FL
  • (407) 891-7955
    Midway Bait & Tackle
  • 4150 S Orange Blossom Trl - Kissimmee, FL
  • (407) 933-5600
    Custom Fishing Charters
  • 4715 Kissimmee Park Rd - St Cloud, FL
  • (386) 547-4011

Boat Rental

    Royal Boat Rentals
  • 10233 Cypress Cove Ln - Clermont, FL
  • (352) 241-7666

Vacation Rental

Bar and Restaurant

    Stadium Bar & Restaurant
  • 5730 W Irlo Bronson Memorial Hwy - Kissimmee, FL
  • (407) 396-7333
    Cheerleader Sports Bar & Restaurant
  • 5042 W Irlo Bronson Memorial Hwy - Kissimmee, FL
  • (407) 390-0707

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