The 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.
The Largemouth bite on the Ocklawaha River has greatly improved over the past month. We’ve gone from extreme low water in May and June, to almost flood conditions throughout July due to record breaking rainfall.
Although late summer is typically not the best time of year to plan a trip, we have recently had success fishing the very early morning hours (6 to 9). Plenty of 2 to 3 lb. Bass with the occasional wall hanger.
Expect the bite to improve as we close in on fall, and the weather settles.
Pictured are a father and son team taking advantage of the early morning bite.
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The 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.