Copyright 2019 James Marsh
Fishing Lake Istokpoga, Florida

05/25/19 Lake Istokpoga Fishing Report:
Flippin jigs with worm trailers and Texas rigged worms near heavy cover is working for the
bass. During the early mornings and late afternoons, top water lures and buzz baits are
working on the bass. Bluegill and sunfish are taking popping bugs readily.

Description of the Lake:  Lake Istokpoga is a 27,700-acre reserviour that sits in central-
southern Florida, about 5 miles east of Lake Placid. This lake is ten miles long, five miles
wide and has an average depth of four feet, with the deepest area being ten feet deep. The
most common fishing of lake Istokpoga is for largemouth bass, black crappie, bluegill and
redear sunfish.

Species:
Largemouth Bass
Bluegill
Redear Sunfish
Black Crappie

Seasons:
T
he fishing season is year-round.
Spring:
Spring is a good time for bass, bluegill, redear sunfish, and black crappie
Summer:
This is a good time for bass and pickerel
Fall:
Fall it a great time for bass and redear sunfish, bluegill
Winter:
Winter months for bass, black crappie, redear sunfish, bluegill.

Lake Levels:   Lake Istokpoga
Weather:   Weather Lake Istokpoga

Recommended Lures and Bait : Perfect Lures
Largemouth Bass

Peacock Bass:

Bluegill:

Crappie:





























Fly Fishing - Recommended Flies For :
Largemouth Bass - Minnow, Crayfish

Hybrid Stripers - Shad

Bluegill/Shellcrackers - Minnows, Nymphs, Terrestrials
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Recommended Fly FishingTackle & Gear
Fly Line:
Floating 3  to 8 weight, depending on species
Leaders:
Leaders for Bass
Leaders for panfish
Best Fly Rods: 3 weight to 8 weight depending on species:
Journeyman, Maser, Pro, Pemiere
Fly Reels: For 3 to 8 weight fly line-
Journeyman, SR Reel, Redington
Misc Items:
Polarized Sunglasses
Tools & Accessories:
Nippers, forceps, retractors, etc.
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Recommended Tackle & Gear
Line:
Braided & Mono, 4# test to #25 test, depending
on the species of fish
Spinning Rods:
Ultra light to heavy depending on species of fish
Casting Rods
Light to heavy Rod, depending on species of fish
Spinning Reels:
Ultra light to heavy depending on species of fish
Spinning rods:
Light to heavy depending on species of fish
Misc. Items:
Tackle Boxes
Landing Nets
Options For Selecting Flies:
1. Email us (sales@perfectflystore.com)
with the dates you will be fishing this area and we will send you a list of our fly
suggestions. Please allow up to 24 hours for a response.
2. Call us 800-594-4726 and we will help you decide which flies you need.
3. Email us (sales@perfectflystore.com)
with a budget for flies and we will select them to match the budget and get them to
you in time for your fly fishing trip.
All orders are shipped free in the
U. S. Orders over $100 are shipped via Priority Mail.  
Options For Selecting Lures and Bait:
1. Email us (lures@perfectflystore.com)
with the dates you will be fishing this area and we will send you a list of our fly
suggestions. Please allow up to 24 hours for a response.
2. Call us 800-594-4726 and we will help you decide which flies you need.
3. Email us (lures@perfectflystore.com)
with a budget for flies and we will select them to match the budget and get them to
you in time for your fly fishing trip.
All orders are shipped free in the
U. S. Orders over $100 are shipped via Priority Mail.