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FWC installs new artificial fish attractors on Lake Toho

The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) is installing new artificial fish attractors on Lake Tohopekaliga, also known as Lake Toho, in Osceola County this month.

The new artificial fish attractors, made of synthetic brush, are expected to be more effective and durable than the oak trees used as attractors in previous years. About 50 new brush units will be installed at each of the eight existing artificial fish attractor sites on the lake.

Lake Toho is a popular fishing area throughout the year. The artificial fish attractor areas, about 1/8-acre each, should provide structure for many freshwater fish species, and good fishing opportunities for anglers.

Volunteers will help construct and deploy the artificial fish attractors on Lake Toho throughout February. All fish attractors will be marked. The public is asked to not disturb or remove the FWC buoys near the artificial fish attractor sites.

Go to MyFWC.com/Fishing, click on “Freshwater Fishing,” then “Sites & Forecasts,” and select “Fish Attractors” to access more information, including a map of all artificial fish attractor locations and their GPS coordinates.

For information about the Lake Toho project, contact Adriene Landrum, project manager with the FWC’s Aquatic Habitat Conservation and Restoration Section at 407-846-5269.