The Bass bite on the Ocklawaha River near Ocala has continued to improve over the past couple of weeks.  We’ve caught our limit of “keeper” Largemouths on the last few trips, as well as several huge females fat with roe, and I expect the bite to improve as we approach the first spawn of 2012.

The St. Johns River Management officials are conducting a drawdown at the Rodman Reservoir.  Expect extreme low water levels on the Ocklawaha River, from Lake Griffin to Rodman Dam, until the draw down is complete. As always exercise extreme caution when boating, especially during these low water conditions.

I expect the Largemouths to be in full spawn mode by our next full moon, around the 10th of January.  Don’t miss the action.

Pictured below are a few examples of our most recent outings.

‘Til next time…Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!
Central Florida Fishing Guide Captain Nick Bozman

This Ocklawaha Fishing Report Is From Ocala Florida Fishing Guide Captain Nick Of Slick Charters

Chris Ballina with a Keeper Ocklawaha River Bass

Chris Ballina with a Keeper Ocklawaha River Bass

Ray Wooten with a 9lb. Ocklawaha Wallhanger

Ray Wooten with a 9lb. Ocklawaha Wallhanger