FLY FISHING FOR BASS is a great activity in Lakeland, Florida. Surrounded by a highway and a power plant, Sertoma Park offers fly fishers a surprisingly good outing. This fishery is easy to get to.
At the south end of Lake Parker, hard by highway 92, near Taco Bell and Mojo’s Restaurant, nature co-exists with urban development nicely. Heron work the shore, diving Ospreys point the way to fish, and our Big Swimming Lizards are ever present. Wading is not recommended here.
TO FLY FISH FOR BASS at Sertoma Park; a thirty to forty foot cast is all that is required. A 4 weight fly rod with a floating line will do well here. Try a small bass popper, or a slidder. From the dock, the water becomes cloudier and deeper. Tie on a flashy, sinking fly like a Clouser or a EP Minnow.
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Photos and Articles By Chris O'Byrne, Director of Fly Fishing Schools