And The Bite Goes On … And The Bite Goes On

The Largemouth bite that is. So far we’ve had a great pre-spawn Bass bite on the Ocklawaha River. Over the past several weeks, I’ve concentrated on the area between the confluence, near Ocala, where the Silver River flows into the Ocklawaha, and Gores Landing just south of Ft. McCoy, with excellent results.

Since Christmas, we have landed several Largemouths over ten pounds, with the average fish weighing about 4 pounds. Not bad, huh?

I expect this great bite to continue up until the Bass go on the “bed”, around our next full moon, Jan. 30th. My recommendation is to get ’em while the getting is good.

Below, Jason Worth (of Ocala) shows off the 10 lb. “football” he caught and released on Dec. 30th. Not many people can say they’ve ever caught much less released a Bass like that. That’s the mark of a true sportsman.

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Captain Nick
A 10 lb Florida Winter Largemouth
A 10 lb Florida Winter Largemouth Caught With Captain Nick

 

Captain Nick Says Endeaver to Perservere

“Endeavor to Persevere”

slick-charters-freshwater-glamour-shotI’ve had several bass trips on the Ocklawaha River over the past couple of weeks, and fortunately we have been able to find the fish.

The water level between the dams at Moss Bluff (south of Ocala) and Rodman is very low, which means we now have to cover more territory to find the same numbers of fish than just a few months ago.

We’ve averaged about a dozen Bass per half day trip between 2 and 6 lbs. throughout October. Not great, but not bad considering.

We just missed our chance at getting some much needed rain from Hurricane Ida by about 100 miles, and now the dry season is on us. Oh well! Best thing I know to do about the weather is pray for it to improve.

FYI…several miles of the Ocklawaha River has been cleared. It is hard to say how long it will last, but presently the waters are fairly navigatable from Lake Griffin north to Gores Landing.

This Ocklawaha Fishing Report
From Ocklawaha Fishing Guide Captain Nick

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The Bass are Back In Town

This Ocklawaha Fishing Report
From Ocklawaha Fishing Guide Captain Nick

slick-charters-freshwater-glamour-shotThe Bass are Back In Town

Limits of keeper Bass continue to be caught on the Oklawaha River in the Ocala National Forest, although getting to them can be a little tricky.

Recently we fished an old haunt of mine about halfway between Gores Landing and the Silver River confluence, but it took some fancy maneuvering to get there…lots of fallen trees and snags.
 
The man upstairs came through again and answered our prayers for rain. No doubt it will improve the fishing, as well as other things.
 
Call me an incurable optimist, but I think things are looking up. The fish are biting, gas is cheaper than this time last year, and we all woke up this morning…Count your blessings….

This Ocklawaha fishing report is from Captain Nick Bozman of Slick Charters

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