Fishing Lake Placid Florida

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Where to Fish Lake Placid Florida

Here at Performance Marine in Lake Placid Florida we have Guided Fishing Charters. If you are not familiar with fishing this area we can help. Our Guide Staff will be happy to take you out on the water and show you up to date fishing techniques that work. We take you the lake of your choice or to the lake where the bite is on. Call us at 863-243-3767 for more information.


Lake Placid Chamber Of Commerce Bass Tournament 2013


Friends of Istokpoga Bass Tournament

The Friend of Istokpoga Bass Tournament will be held again on Dec 1st 2012 at Istokpoga Park Boat Ramp. The 3rd Annual Tournament Entry Fee is $80.00 Per Team for Friends of Istokpoga Members and for no Memebers the Entry is $125.00 Per Team. Each Team can Consist of up to 3 Team Members. Call John Wood at 655-5510 for more information.

Catch Masters Bass Tournament

New Series starting in lake placid florida called Catch masters Bass tournament. Unique Format so you can fish 1 person or up to 3 if you bring a youngster. Tournament is 100% payback and switches up between two local lakes. Lake June and Lake Istokpoga will be the lakes used in the Catch Masters Series. First Tournament Start Nov 25th on Lake June out of Bishop Park. Call 863-465-2814 for more information on these tournaments.

Lake June Bass Fishing 4-8-12

Went out Yesturday on lake June was a interesting day on the water. The bass have not yet moved onto the tree piles found them in between. grass and sand flats. here is a couple of pics.

Lake Istokpoga Bass Fishing 2-26-12

Went out on lake Istokpoga Feb 26th and found some good pre spawning bass in the hydrilla. Used flukes in the junebug color and did pretty good. I think these fish would have hit any color on how hard they bit.




Lake Placid Chamber of Commerce 2012 Bass Tournament

2012 Lake Placid Chamber of Commerce 15th annual Bass Tournament. Sunday March 11th on Lake Istokpoga out of Windy Point Boat Ramp. $120.00 Per Team includes big bass.


Medlock Wins FLW Everstart 2012 Tournament

Former EverStart champ looks to defend his Okeechobee title with huge catch



20.Jan.2012 by Rob Newell
OKEECHOBEE, Fla. – Before the EverStart Series event on Lake Okeechobee began this week many participants thought it would be possible to see a 30-pound plus bag of fish put on the scales.But after the day-one weigh-in where only one limit broke the 20-pound barrier, the hopes of seeing a 30-pound limit of fish kind of wilted away.

Today, Brandon Medlock of Lake Placid, Fla., showed the Okeechobee weigh-in crowd what they wanted to see: a five-bass limit weighing 35 pounds, 7 ounces. That’s not a misprint: 35 pounds, 7 ounces.

Medlock’s monster mash brought shock and awe, anchored by a 10-pound, 8-ounce Big O giant that easily took the big fish honors.

Medlock is no stranger to Okeechobee. In fact, he won last year’s EverStart event. In that tournament his biggest limit was a mere 28 pounds, 1 ounce. Last year Medlock professed to catch his fish on a unique double-weedguard jig made by his dad. He says that jig played a key role in his 35-pound, 7-ounce catch today.

“That’s the biggest limit I’ve ever caught here on Okeechobee, what a day,” Medlock said. “I had a couple of places that I could not fish yesterday because of the wind blowing on them. Today the wind laid down a little bit and it opened those places up. I was able to run and gun the specific places like I needed to.”

Yesterday Medlock actually punched mats with a Gambler Cricket. Today, however, he broke out the double-weedguard jig and went to work. Though he did not want to share too much about how he works the jig, he did clarify that the way he fishes it is not a punching technique.

“I grew up fishing my dad’s jig on Lake Istokpoga and I just have so much confidence catching big fish with it,” he explained. “It’s a big 1-ounce jig and I trail it with a Gambler Otter. The stuff I’m pitching it to is specific and it’s not located in just one area. I had to run around a lot today; I probably hit 25 places with it and only caught about 12 bass.”

Lake Placid Florida Lake June Fishing Jan 22


Went out on lake june Jan 22nd in the afternoon and found some pre spawning fish in 10-15 ft of water using a 1 oz rattle tungsten bullet weight and a Big Dawg Junebug Speed worm.