Re: Orlando area in August - your top tips!
Best shot at fresh water at that time of year is Butt crack of dawn. Not to say you can't snag something from under hydrilla later in the day but...first light is best...last light is the second choice.
if you hit around one of those afternoon spot storms....about 15 to 30 minutes after the rain stops (after the water turns over) can be productive in cove areas of lakes.
Since almost all the developed land was cut from swamp, there are canals everywhere and in such numbers that many hold hungry, unfished to bass and panfish. Never hurts to cast and drag a few streamers through any of them and if no luck there, plop a little popper out there.