Once in a Lifetime

January 20, 2009

“Once in a Lifetime” Central Florida, Oklawaha & Silver River Fishing Report Recently I had the opportunity to “legally” fish the Silver River.  Yes I said Silver River!  Since I moved to the Ocala area in 1983, I dreamed of fishing these  pristine waters, but always assumed it would  remain just that, a dream.. A big part of my business has been running tours there, but only tours. Fishing there for as long as I can remember had been off limits… Somewhere around the first of the year, I was coming back from a tour and spotted a boat load […]

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Cold, Wind and Steinhatchee

January 20, 2009

Steinhatchee, Florida Fishing Report From Steinhatchee Florida Fishing Guide Captain Steve What a week. It’s been very cold and windy. Water temps down in the 50’s have made the Steinhatchee River the warmest place they can find. The Trout have stacked up there. They can be easily caught with jigs, plugs, or shrimp, with the artificial worked very slow. The bite will be subtle and usually come near the bottom. Take your limit, but, please don’t double dip. For one, it’s illegal. The law has been in the river, sometimes in an unmarked boat. Enjoy it while it lasts. Dress warm and […]

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Fishing is Good to Great For This Time of Year in Cedar Key

January 8, 2009

  A Cedar Key Fishing Report From Cedar Key Marina Called Don today to see whats up in Cedar Key. As you can guess business is slow just like it is up and down the gulf coast. However fishing is good to great for this time of year. John Blouse with Hookedup Charters went out to 60-70 feet of water before the new year and caught 13, but the new regulations will likely put many offshore fishing guides out off business. The economy and the new regs are beating the guides down. Don and other guides have told me that you […]

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Happy New Year & A Fishing Report Thrown In For Free

January 3, 2009

HAPPY NEW YEAR!! (& A Steinhatchee Fishing Report) From Steinhatchee Fishing Guide Captain Steve I trust you all had wonderful Christmas. The weather has been great here in Steinhatchee. We have had some classic winter time conditions, the kind I spoke about in my last report or two. Ditch and pothole fishing. I like to use a jig. Some like Mirrorlures and others shrimp. I like to feel the bottom and the strike, which can?be very subtle. When the sun shines for a couple of days the Reds will come out and play. Have fun, enjoy GOD’s beautiful outdoors, be […]

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Christmas Fishing, A Family Tradition

January 2, 2009

Northeast Florida, Ocklawaha Fishing Report ” A Family Tradition” Spent another Christmas Day fishing. Boy, the sacrifices we must make…Actually years ago I decided to start a new family tradition and fish on Christmas Day…. It caught on, and I’ve done my best to keep it up over the years. This year, Mr. Snead King , one of our relatives from south Florida, came along to help keep the tradition alive. We fished the Ocklawaha River north of Gores Landing to Turkey Creek and saw only one boat. Guess everyone else must have been busy. Caught a few Bass, and […]

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