Walk in Water Fishing
experience the trophy bass fishing on Lake "Weohyakapka" Walk in
Water, one of Florida's best trophy bass lakes.
We are the premiere Central Florida
Fishing Guide Service. Enjoy a day in Central Florida where the fishing at its
best. We are the recommended Florida fishing guides of choice, located near Disney World, Epcot,
Universal Studio's, Islands of Adventure, Sea World and other Central Florida
attractions located in Orlando.
Florida, Lake Weohyakapka commonly known as Lake Walk-in-Water, this 7,528-acre
lake is located south of State Route 60, 10 miles east of Lake Wales off
Walk-in-the-Water Road in Polk County. Predominant vegetation is cattail,
bulrush (buggy whips), Kissimmee grass, and hydrilla. Tiger Creek flows in from
the southwest and Weohyakapka Creek flows from the north end of the lake.
Maximum depth is 12 feet. Nationally known for trophy largemouth bass fishing,
Lake Walk-in-Water provides both large numbers and trophy size bass fishing.
Drifting live shiners over offshore hydrilla is the most consistent technique,
but many bass are caught on artificial as well, particularly topwater lures.
There is a county boat ramp on the west shore at the end of Boat Landing Road.
Don't be surprised if you have not
heard of this lake, you will start hearing more about Lake Weohyakapka (A.K.A.
Lake Walk-In-Water), Polk County's largest body of water and "best kept
fishing secret". While conversation amongst anglers frequently center on
lakes like Okeechobee, Kissimmee, Toho and the Everglades, Lake Walk-In-Water
has quietly and consistently churned out magnificent catches of largemouth bass.
It's not unusual for Florida's Game
& Fresh Water Fish Commission (FWC) staff to receive reports of individual
anglers landing and releasing anywhere from 15 to 30 fish per day, even during
the hot, humid months of summer when bass commonly sulk in deeper waters while
attempting to stay cool.
On a clear day when the surface is
smooth, a person can clearly see the lake's bottom structure, even without
polarized sunglasses. Spring fed, Lake
Walk-In-Water receives few pollutants from urbanized or agricultural runoffs
because of a scarcity of housing developments and an absence of husbandry
operations along its shores. Vegetation consists of 15 to 20 percent emergent or
submerged hydrilla of Aquatic Plant Management, plus numerous stands of
beneficial bulrush, shrimp and eel grass.
Feeding into the Kissimmee chain via
Weohyakapka Creek and Lake Rosalie, Walk-In-Water's major feeder stream is Tiger
Creek located at the lake's southeast corner. Flippers
relish the dense, offshore, isolated reed patches, while those working hydrilla
beds near the lake's center often enjoy spectacular success with buzzbaits,
topwater plugs, spinnerbaits, lipped diving lures and four to six-inch plastic
worms rigged Texas or Carolina style.
Lake Walk-In-Water certainly has its
share of 10-pound and above bass. However, most bass caught will vary from two
to four pounds, with a liberal number of five to seven pounders mixed in for
good measure. A particularly pleasing bonus for those fishing here is the
impressive number and size of chain pickerel. One Florida writer who recently
fished Lake Walk-In-Water with a pair of tournament competitors said his trio
"accumulated more chain pickerel in one day than I've ever seen."
Others pluses include copious and
healthy black crappie,
shellcracker and catfish. The roster of
forage fish encompass the shiner, shad, killifish, silversides and glass
minnows. Grass shrimp and eels also contribute to a varied gamefish menu.
Those who enjoy wildlife frequently
see eagles and ospreys, plus a wide variety of wading birds, alligators and, if
lucky, a deer or wild turkey grazing on shore.
There are two launching ramps onto
Lake Walk-In-Water. One is a private ramp
located at Uncle Joe's Fish Camp, while the county park launching ramp is in
good condition, parking spaces are limited.
Because the lake historically has
relative anonymity, Walk-In-Water is currently unpressured. But, as word
spreads through bass fishing circles, look for increased visitation.
Fishing in the lake is outstanding
and if we'll all treat it with care and respect, Lake Walk-In-Water could and
should be an angler favorite for decades, say FWC officials.
The best time to
fish Walk-In-Water is February, March, April and May, if you are looking for
just BIG FISH!
Florida offers not only Lake
Toho which is the most popular lake of the
Kissimmee Chain, but the fame
Marsh - Farm13 fishery as well as the trophy bass lake
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