The Ocklawaha River Is Having An Outstanding February

Silck ChartersThe Largemouth Bass bite on the Ocklawaha River has been outstanding throughout February. Recently our half day trips have averaged over a dozen 2 to 5 pound Bass per angler, with the occasional 7 to 9 pound wallhanger!

I expect these numbers to decrease when the spawning fish move onto the beds. Speaking of spawning Bass, don’t forget to practice catch and release as much as possible. It’s the best way to ensure next years catch. Pictured below are some of our most recent clients doing just that.

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

Ocklawaha Largemouth Caught With Slick Charters
Ocklawaha Largemouth Caught With Slick Charters

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The First Spawning For 2017 Is About To Begin!

Silck ChartersThe Largemouth bite has been excellent throughout December. Most of the fish caught recently have averaged about 3 lbs., with the occasional wall hanger over 7 lbs..

We’re beginning to see a few beds here and there and I expect the first spawning of 2017 is about to begin.

Speaking of 2017, Happy New Year to one and all!

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

John and Emily White A Great Double Catch
John and Emily With A Great Double Catch
A Slick Charters customer with a 7.5 lb. Bass
A Slick Charters customer with a 7.5 lb. Bass

Cedar Key Fish Are Still Biting

cedar key fishing guideCedar Key Inshore Fishing Report
The Cedar Key speckled trout are on fire on the grass flats in 3.5 to 5 feet of water. We’re using popping corks and a 1/4oz jig head with live shrimp or gulp baits. Keep it just off the bottom, we usually drift some till we start catching pretty steady, then go back and anchor.
The redfish can get challenging in winter, they like to move back to the warmer creeks in the Marsh area but you can still get them in the afternoon on your favorite bar areas. The Sheepshead are biting now around the pilings and inshore Rock piles, using shrimp or fiddler crabs, use a jig heads heavy enough to get to the bottom and be ready, they are tricky. We look for the bigger breeders to be biting on offshore rock piles late in January thru March.

Cedar Key Offshore Fishing Report
Well, the gag grouper season is shut down now and the red grouper season is open but they have been hard to find. Amberjack season is open now and they’re plentiful around wrecks and offshore structure. The red snapper are very plentiful and you must release them unharmed, but they’re still fun to catch. The sea bass are biting great and the bigger ones seem to be in 45 to 55 feet of water but there are plenty in 25 to 30 feet as well. And of course the grunts are always hungry and good to eat. It’s worth checking your favorite sheepshead spots, they should be biting very soon and they’re great to eat. We make some chum out of canned clams and mackerel, rice, sand, menhaden oil and salt water, stir up and spoon over board. It can turn them on for you.

So come on down, enjoy the fun and stop by the marina for your Cedar Key fishing supplies and daily current fishing details!

Till next time “Safe boating n tight lines”
Captain John Blouse“Hooked up Charters & Cedar Key Marina II”

This Cedar Key fishing report is from Cedar Key Fishing Guide Hookedup Charters
& Cedar Key Marina II Cedar Key’s Full Service Marina
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The Cooler Weather Is Turning the Fishing On in Cedar Key

cedar key fishing guideCedar Key Inshore Fishing Report
The speckled trout are biting great in 4 to 6 feet of water on Cedar Key’s grass flats and the cooler weather has really turned them on. We catching them with using popping corks, live shrimp or gulp baits.
The redfish are hitting great too around the sand bars and cuts, they seem to love cut mullet, live shrimp and gulp baits.
The mackerel and sharks are still here as well. There has also been some nice flounder caught too. Stop by the marina for fishing supplies and daily current fishing details.

Cedar Key Offshore Fishing Report
The gag grouper are hitting good in 30 to 50 feet of water and they love live pin fish, frozen threadfins, sardines and northern mackerel works fine too.
The king fish and Spanish mackerel are on fire in 25 to 40 feet over hard live bottom areas.
The red grouper have been tough and seem to be in 45 to 60 feet of water. The sea bass and grunts are plentiful in 30 to 45 feet as well using squid or sardines.
The weather is great and the fish are biting, so come on down to Cedar Key and remember to stop by the marina for fishing supplies and daily current fishing details.

Till next time “Safe boating n tight lines”
Captain John Blouse“Hooked up Charters & Cedar Key Marina II”

This Cedar Key fishing report is from Cedar Key Fishing Guide Hookedup Charters
& Cedar Key Marina II Cedar Key’s Full Service Marina
More Saltwater Fishing Pictures

 

Fall Bass fishing on the Ocklawaha River is alive and well!

Silck ChartersBass fishing on the Ocklawaha River is alive and well. Our last few trips have produced big numbers of quality fish as well as several lunkers over 5 lbs.. Expect the numbers to improve as we approach the first spawning period of the season.

The Largemouth regulations have changed this year. The catch limit is the same (5), but only 1 over 16 inches. Contact MYFWC.COM for any additional information.

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