Lake Tsala Apopka is 19,111 acres of shallow, heavily vegetated marshes intermingled with open water pools. Water control structures separate the lake into three main pools named after nearby towns: Floral City, Inverness and Hernando.
Public boat ramps are available 1/4 mile east of the intersection of U.S. Highway 41 and S.R. 200 (Hernando Pool); 1-1/4 mile east of City of Inverness on S.R. 470 (Inverness Pool); and on Duval Island Road off C.R. 48, one mile east of U.S. Highway 41 (Floral City Pool).
Local Contacts: River Land Bait and Tackle (352-465-2755) for more up-to-date information.
The FWC 16-week angler survey within the Hernando Pool and other associated lakes is underway. Bass seem to be scattered with reported catches on the low side. However, high water and successive weather fronts might explain the lack luster reports thus far. Expect conditions and reports to improve this quarter. Harvesting of muck islands and other management tools has these lakes looking their best. Boat access to inundated flats where bedding will occur has not been had for a number of years.