The 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!
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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