Kissimmee River Fishing
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Kissimmee River At Lockett Est At Fort Basinger is located in Highlands County in Florida. If you live in you're less than 10 miles from Kissimmee River. The fishing regulatory body for Florida is Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission. If you need a fishing licence you can purchase one directly from Kissimmee River Fishing License 24/7. Prices and optons are listed including non resident fishing licenses. Please ensure to adhere to the fishing regulations for the state. Remember, regulations are there to protect fish species and enable fishing for generations to come.
Here's your fishing report for today the 7th of February for Kissimmee River. We take a number of different data points to make our fishing recommendation. Our recommendation is based on aspects about the weather conditions, moon phase & water conditions. Of course these should only be used as indicators combined with your own past fishing experience fishing on the banks of Kissimmee River.
It's common knowlege cloud cover is an angler's best friend. Bring a hat and sun cream, yip with cloud coverage at 1% you'll need to find an artifical shade to cast a shadow if heading out to Kissimmee River to fish today.
There’s an old saying on wind direction which has many variations but here's the most popular which I'm sure you've heard: “Wind from the West, fish bite the best. Wind from the East, fish bite the least. Wind from the North, do not go forth. Wind from the South blows bait in their mouth.” Its less so about the direction but the cause for the direction. We’ll cover this more in a blog post soon but for Kissimmee River right now the wind is coming from a north easterly direction which means fishing is poor.
Good news, the wind speed is currently at 7 mph is considered in the optimal range for fishing as the ripples caused by the wind on the water's surface will help hide the line an lure on Kissimmee River
Moon phases have split fishing folk's opinion straight down the middle with the bigger impact on saltwater fishing but some freshwater anglers swear their catch improves when the moon is in a "New" or "Full" moon phase. These phases cause bigger tides making fish more active and susceptible to feeding meaning an opportunity for you to nab a catch. Kissimmee River is currently under a "Waning Gibbous" phase which means its less optimal fishing time.
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Moon phases have a signifigant impact on fishing. The moon in the night skies over Kissimmee River is in a Waning Gibbous phase. This means if you're planning of fishing at night then fishing conditions are optimal. Due to the moon conditions night brightness levels are at 98%.