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Smudge549
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« on: December 28, 2012, 10:23:40 pm »

Hi, can anyone tell me do you hire fishing gear for the lakes as we are coming to stay sept 2013.
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Michael
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« Reply #1 on: December 29, 2012, 12:11:31 pm »

Hi Michael and welcome,
You may find your villa owner has fishing rods that you can use, but these do have a habit of getting tangled. The community itself does not hire them out as we are all individual owners.
Walmart sell rods, bait and everything you need very cheaply.
Great choice by the way - Sunset Lakes is fab!
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« Reply #2 on: December 29, 2012, 12:21:10 pm »

Good luck with your trip!
I have never bought any fishing equipment for my villa ...but previous guests have always left good provision behind...so you may find similar in the villa for your stay
If not, it is very cheap in Walmart...so not a problem..
Remember that  while you do not need a fishing license to fish on the estate ...we do ask that all fish caught are returned to the lake...
You need a license for fishing in Florida over a wider range of venue
Have fun!
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« Reply #3 on: December 29, 2012, 07:59:00 pm »

Thanks for that,
We stayed at bass lakes this year so wanted to try somewhere different I love walmart and as you say they have a good selection of tackle etc. has any one got any tips for specific bait etc.
Also is there 2 lakes you can fish on?
Thanks in advance for any answers.
Michael.
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« Reply #4 on: December 30, 2012, 12:52:36 pm »

Hello again,
There are indeed 2 lakes - the larger one which has the fishing dock and a smaller one. My son has done quite well just using hot dog sausages as bait, but I know some of the keener fisherman we have met on the dock have used steak, or small fish (sorry not sure what they were). I am sure people use other bait as well.
As Sue says it is catch and release.
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« Reply #5 on: December 30, 2012, 07:32:01 pm »

Thanks for that dawn, it's the same here catch and release so no prob, can you fish on smaller lake? Someone mentioned the lakes having alligators in, is this true.
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« Reply #6 on: December 31, 2012, 03:44:31 pm »

You can fish on both lakes
the larger one has the fishing jetty , but most people seem to prefer at the back of my villa!!!! you can choose where you like ...
After 12 years ....never seen an alligator...very occasonally see turtles ..but they are always in there
Most noticable are the sand hill cranes as they take their morning constitional..very elegant ..i have even escorted them across the road ...
love to see the heron , ibis, egrets and the American version of the cormorant, they call the snake bird, which is sometimes there drying its outstretched wings..
ducks coots ..the wildlife changes with the seasons
have a great trip!
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« Reply #7 on: December 31, 2012, 09:43:39 pm »

Hi
Thks for that counting down the days already lol, thanks for all the info.
Michael
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« Reply #8 on: January 15, 2013, 02:33:36 am »

Hi,
Saw 3 HUGE fish today in the corner of our lake - and 2 turtles! I'm not a fishing person, but they were BIG.
There was also a BIG one on the lakeside bank being devoured by vultures the other day - don't know how they got hold of it - and they obviously didn't take any notice of the catch and release regulation, but it kept about a dozen of the vultures, taking turns, to devour it. Only the backbone was left, but by next morning that was gone as well.
Amazing weather for January.
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« Reply #9 on: January 15, 2013, 03:19:08 pm »

Hi Dorothy
there is a huge fish ...dead on the lake edge at the back of our villa on the larger lake
Saw the turkey buzzards trying to drag it out and failing
It is half eaten and huge!!!

Lots of sandhill cranes flying around in droves...never seen so many
The weather is brill and it is the mating season so guess they are having fun !
the little pond where they breed , back of SVB is huge too , never seen so big ...so guess all is right for them
Lots of egrets flocking ..never seen so many...on the grass banks like seagulls in huge clusters
Guess this weather is good for all wildlife ..including me!
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« Reply #10 on: January 24, 2013, 03:44:09 am »

Raw steak is good for bass, my son finds, and they also catch the little 'crappies' to use as bait for the larger fish.
There are some pretty large grass carp in the bottom of the lake, kept busy eating the weed.
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« Reply #11 on: January 24, 2013, 10:44:10 pm »

Thanks for all the tips. Can't wait to September so I can get out on the lake.
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Michael

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« Reply #12 on: February 07, 2013, 11:32:43 am »

Hi Michael,
We are staying at Sunset Lakes next month for a week visiting the parks before heading down to the Keys for some serious fishing!
Both my Mother's partner and I are very keen anglers and I've read this post with interest - especially the part about the big fish!
We always take some travel rods with us wherever we go and I'll update this after our trip to advise how we did and what methods / bait we used.
Best wishes fishes,
Jason.  Wink
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« Reply #13 on: February 07, 2013, 11:25:18 pm »

Hi
Jason
That would be great we are bringing our own rods as well, I've heard there is a second lake there as well. Look forward to reading your comments/ tips.
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Michael
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