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


Largemouth Bite Has Returned To Normal

Silck ChartersThe Largemouth Bass bite on the Ocklawaha River has finally returned to normal. After several months of adverse conditions caused mostly by Hurricane Irma, fishing in general has bounced back to where it should be. Over the past few months extreme high water levels, as well as flow, have made it next to impossible to fish the River.

Finally the River has settled back into it’s banks, and the Bass bite is better than ever. Typically these adverse conditions will in the long run help the fishing. Some of our best seasons have come on the heels of unusually high water levels. It’s just Mother Nature making some adjustments.

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