Thank you Tropical Storm Fay…

August 31, 2008

Freshwater report/ OK./Silver River Thank you T.S. Fay; Since T.S. Fay made landfall last week, the O.K. river has been overflowing its banks for the first time in many months.Bass fishing in general had been slow for the past several weeks or so , or at least it had been in my world, and I ‘d  kinda been expecting it to improve after this new influx of water… Well, Sunday 8/31 we fished the river and bagged 27 Bass using 3 dozen wild shinners, in 2 and1/2 hours!  5 of the 27 fish were over 6 lbs. Silver River Snagged […]

Read More »

Fishing report for the Yankeetown & Crystal River Area

August 30, 2008

Saltwater/Yankeetown (Nearshore) “Fish of the Day” On a recent trip, Rich and Bridgette Whitney, of Tampa, caught a variety of fish while fishing the grass flats and spoil islands off of Yankeetown..Species caught included Trout, Small Grouper, and Redfish, along with the typical by-catch. Bridgette ended up the trip catching the “fish of the day”. A 24″ Red caught on a shrimp- tipped Cajun Thunder. Salt water /Crystal River (Offshore) How Hot is it? Only one way to describe the water tempreture in the gulf of Mexico and that is HOT…D**n HOT. Most of the Grouper being caught recently have been […]

Read More »

Tough Fishing, But Scallops Can Be Found, Be Prepared To Move

August 27, 2008

Hey Y’all, I am not one to make up a good fishing report. The last few days have been tough fishing, for all species. We found short fish(trout), one keeper red, a couple bluefish. A slow catching day, however, nice weather and calm seas made it a wondeful day to be on the water. Scallops can be found!! Look for clear water, deeper, further south, around Pepperfish. Stop the boat, put your best scout in the water. Prepare to move if your scout is not successful. Back to fishing though. One of my favorite sayings is “you don’t know-if you […]

Read More »

Tropical Storm Fay: The Good …The Bad,

August 26, 2008

Oklawaha/Freshwater Thanks to Tropical Storm Fay, water levels on the Silver and Oklawaha Rivers have risen dramatically.  On Monday, we did a re-con trip and found the dock at the Ocala Boat Basin about a foot under water.  The Silver River entrance was virtually blocked by downed trees.  We did manage to get down the Oklawaha River a couple of miles, dodging submerged trees and snags most of the way.  Because of the flooded woods, and still rising waters, expect more of these obstructions in the near future.  Be careful. The bad news is that in the short term this […]

Read More »