Ocklawaha & Rodman Reservoir Fishing Report

December 23, 2008

Prospectus: Ocklawaha & Rodman Reservoir Fishing Report Our usual fishing spots on the middle Ocklawaha River have slowed, so I’ve spent the last couple of weeks fishing several different locations down river for Bass. Gores Landing, just off of County Road 315 in the Ocala National Forest, produced the best. Had several good trips there, but no fish were over 6 lbs.   Fished the Rodman Reservoir, “Lake Ocklawaha”, Friday, but only caught a couple small Bass along with a few Pike. I caught my first 10 lb. Bass there in January of 1986, standing on the bank! This week I […]

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Yankeetown, Crystal River & Levy County Fishing Report

December 23, 2008

Salt Water Fishing Report for Crystal River, Yankeetown, Cedar key and Levy County- 12/23/08 Fished the “Progress Energy” Hot water Discharge Canal last week. Had several reports of good numbers of large Spotted Sea Trout, as well as Snook and Cobia being caught there, so I thought I’d give it a try. Got a late start, then had to make our way through the spoil islands and skinny water in fairly heavy fog. Finally made it over there about 10 A.M., just in time to catch the bottom of the falling tide. Typically, the best tide to fish in this […]

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In the Big Bend its “Winter Mode”!

December 8, 2008

Looks like the “pro’s” at the N.W.S. might have gotten it right. Record low temp’s in both October and November have started pushing fish further inshore all over the Big Bend region. Grouper populations, as well as other pelagics spend the summer months offshore, then migrate to nearshore waters as the temp’s drop. Other species, such as Trout, Snook, Cobia and Permit , also seek out the warmer nearshore waters during the winter months. With water temp’s approaching the 50’s off the Citrus and Levy county coasts, we go into “winter mode” and move into the skinny water inshore, as […]

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Bring Some Leftover Turkey and Fish

December 1, 2008

I’m still eating leftover Turkey, in fact I took a thigh with me in the boat Friday, cold fried turkey is almost as good as cold fried chicken. Winter has come early this year. Fish are orienting them selves to deeper, warmer water. Mainly rivers and creeks. Sunny afternoons will have them move on the flats to feed and warm. Some people like to use shrimp, but jigs work great when you find fish. That is the key to cathing fish during these conditions. I know it sounds simple, but I don’t stay long if not getting bit. If it […]

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