Freshwater Fisherman

The Wallhangers Are Schoolin Up On The Mighty Oklawaha River

An 8 1/2 pound Oklawaha Largemouth Lunker

An 8 1/2 pound Oklawaha Largemouth Lunker

They say one picture is worth a thousand words.

On our latest trip, Saturday October 13th, Maria and her father Louis caught and released a dozen bass including this lunker Oklawaha Largemouth weighing in at 8 1/2 pounds. (more…)

Bite On, The Ocklawaha River Largemouth Bite Has Exploded

The Largemouth Bass bite has exploded on the Ocklawaha River near Ocala. After months of high water levels due to Hurricane Irma, and a record rainfall year, the Ocklawaha River has finally settled down, and is back within it’s banks. The bite is on!

The first place I fished this morning netted 5 Bass in 5 minutes with a total weight of 23 pounds! I hated to leave, but I had to check out several other spots. After running through 2 dozen shiners, I wound up catching and releasing a dozen Largemouths. The total weight was around 40 pounds, including a lunker that tipped the scales at over 8 pounds. This is trophy Bass fishing at it’s finest!

I can’t imagine the bite getting any better, but the water conditions should continue to improve as we head into fall.

Silck ChartersUntil next time, see you on the River!
Ocklawaha Fishing Guide Captain Nick Bozman
This Ocklawaha Fishing Report Is From Ocala Florida Bass Fishing Guide
Captain Nick Of Slick Charters


The Largemouth Bass Are Spawned Out And Hongry … Yes, Hongry!

Silck ChartersThe first spawning cycle of 2018 is coming to a close on the middle Ocklawaha River near Ocala. Although all the Largemouths don’t spawn at the same time, most of the Bass we have caught recently have spawned out, and they are hungry.

Lots of 3 to 5 pound fish with the occasional wall hanger has been the norm over our last few trips, and the bite continues to improve. I expect this trend to continue over the next month or so.

Best bite time has been early until about 10 a.m., depending on the weather. Great time to book a trip before the summer is on us!

Until next time, see you on the River!
Ocklawaha Fishing Guide Captain Nick Bozman
This Ocklawaha Fishing Report Is From Ocala Florida Bass Fishing Guide
Captain Nick Of Slick Charters