Over the last two weeks we’ve had several fishing trips to Ocklawaha and tours of the Silver Rivers. The Bass bite has been good although limited to a few hours each day, early morning and late afternoon.
Some of our most recent clients have taken advantage of our Two River Special and done very well. Typically we shove off by 7 a.m., fish for a couple of hours, then tour the Silver River until about noon. This is an ideal trip for those who want to have some fun without breaking a sweat.
Recently we’ve caught lots of fish, but only a few Largemouths over 4 lbs.. Plenty of Pike (Chain Pickerel) and Garfish to keep you busy between the Bass.
Pictured below is Alexis (11) showing off a couple of early morning Bass.
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.