Thank goodness our long, relatively hot summer is coming to a close. Although the bass fishing has remained good throughout the past few months, the number of people fishing dramatically drops as the temperature rises, and who can blame them.
This is the time of year I usually set aside for boat repairs/improvements, catching up on chores I’ve been putting off, all while trying to beat the heat. Oh, let’s not forget about football.
As I mentioned, the Bass fishing has remained good throughout our region, and I expect the bite to improve with the fall. Saturday morning, 9/20, I fished for about 2 hours and caught 7 Bass, with 3 of them over 5 pounds. Pretty good for this time of year.
Also, big numbers of shrimp are being taken on “Little Lake George”, as well as some really nice Flounder. Look for the shrimp in the deeper, sandy bottom areas.
Good numbers of Trophy Bass are just around the corner. Time to make reservations for that trip of a lifetime!
Until next time, See you on the River
Ocklawaha Fishing Guide Captain Nick Bozman
Although fishing on the Ocklawaha River is pretty good year around, it’s much better during the cooler months of the year, especially if you are after that Trophy Bass.
Recently the signs of the seasons changing have began to be more apparent every day. Leaves turning… then falling all over the yard, less mowing of the grass, and my favorite of all, the start of pre-season football!
Another favorite of mine is that the size and numbers of fish start to increase this time of year. Some of the best Bass fishing we’ve ever experienced was in Sept. “08 after Tropical Storm Faye came through our area.
Lately we’ve caught good numbers of fish, but only a few “big-uns”. I’ve seen lots of Shad and Mullett in both the Silver and Ocklawaha River over the past few months which is good news for our first spawn.
The Stripers are running on Lake George. I had a recent report that good numbers of them we’re being caught at the Croker Hole and the mouths of both Salt Run and Juniper Springs.
Keep in mind the best time to catch Striped Bass is at night which is also the best time for a thunderstorm.
Until next time…see you on the River!
This Ocklawaha Fishing Report Is From Florida Fishing Guide & Ocklawaha Fishing Guide Captain Nick Of Slick Charters