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FISHING IN ORLANDO
Keen anglers from around the world come on holiday to enjoy their favourite pastime in the very varied waters in and around Orlando.
Florida is, for many, a surprising venue for fishing enthusiasts, but the Sunshine State is actually blessed with thousands of natural lakes and both fast and slow-running rivers and consequently offers a huge variety of locations and associated angling challenges.
Without the need to go far from the CLC Encantada resort, some of the state’s best fishing is to be enjoyed in the many lakes around Orlando and Kissimmee, where the legendary Florida Largemouth Bass is to be widely found. The USA’s most popular freshwater game fish can provide a stern test at any time of the year, and Lake Tohopekaliga – or Lake Toho as it is known locally – provides one of the state’s best hunting grounds for the species, making it a great place to start any fishing holiday in Orlando.
Charter boat trips for freshwater bass fishing are widely available, and knowledgeable local angling experts will be happy to help you find the best casting spots to ensure some great holiday sport and, hopefully, some good-sized and memorable catches.
Deep Sea Sport Fishing
Bordered as it is by the Atlantic Ocean and the Gulf of Mexico, Florida has hundreds of miles of coastline to be enjoyed by seawater anglers and, even at your Orlando holiday base in the centre of the state, you are never more than an hour’s drive from the beaches and harbours on either the eastern or western coast.
Deep sea ‘sport’ fishing is widely available in almost every coastal town throughout Florida and the waters are considered by many aficionados to provide some of the most exciting and challenging fishing experiences to be found anywhere in the world.
Day charter boats come fully-equipped with everything you’ll need for a thrilling day at sea and on-deck expertise is always on hand to help you to get the most out of the hunt and chase for tuna, barracuda or shark and, maybe if you get really lucky, even a spectacular blue or black marlin!
For a real deep-sea fishing adventure, there is simply nowhere else like Florida!