Get Ready – The Reds Are Starting to Bunch Up

September 29, 2009

A Steinhatchee Fishing Report From Pepper Fish Key Charters Big Bend fishing fans, the Reds have bunched a little, and what that means?is that when you can get yourself in front of one of these schools, they’ll bite and bite hard. I think it’s their competitive nature when bunched up. Twice last week I was able to get the boat in the right place at the right time. We caught two upper slot Reds the first morning and six the next, on topwater! Reds on top is an awsome strike. While waiting on Reds to show we caught some nice […]

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Fish of A Lifetime

September 28, 2009

FISH OF A LIFETIME Ocklawaha Fishing Report From Ocala Fishing Guide Captain Nick On vacation in Ocala/Marion County from Colorado, Chris and Danielle Kelly scheduled a Bass fishing trip Thursday, September 24, that will not soon be forgotten. About 3 p.m. we departed the dock at Ocala Boat Basin/Ray Wayside Park, and headed north down the Ocklawaha River. After a short boat ride, we settled on a spot that was holding a few schooling Bass and had recently produced some nice sized fish. Chris got things started by catching the first fish about 5 minutes after dropping the hook, a […]

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The Change Has Started

September 21, 2009

Change Is In The Air Hey Everybody, Scallop season ended on the 10th and we are already into full swing with our fall fishing schedule. ?Trout continue to bite sporadically, deep and in shallow flats. I’m fishing cut bait under corks to produce the best trout catches. Gulp under cork works also. I think as the water cools a little more, artificials will do the job. Redfish have been very dependable most days. They are still scattered though. But I know fall is in the air, I’ve caught Reds in places? that I had not seen them this summer. Change […]

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THE TIME IS NOW

September 9, 2009

THE TIME IS NOW Just about a year ago, I experienced one of those Bass fishing trips of a lifetime. Thanks to Tropical Storm Fay, the Dam that controls the Ocklawaha River water level had been opened to relieve flooded waterfront properties to our south, which in turn really freed up the Bass. Well, we didn’t get a tropical storm… yet, but the accumulation of rainfall we’ve received of late has prompted officials to open up the floodgates and again send us some much needed water. There is no way of telling how much, or for how long, but right […]

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Coming Soon to The Flats Near You

September 9, 2009

Coming Soon a September Improvement Recently, lots of Reds have been caught in a variety of near shore locations up and down the Nature Coast/Big Bend Region. From Eleven Prong, just south of Wacassasa Bay, to the Homosassa River entrance, reports of good numbers of Reds keep coming in with two things in common, tide and time of day. The vast majority of these fish have been taken in the early a.m. hours, and just before or after high tide. I expect that soon the water temps will be decreasing and the fishing in general will be improving. You can […]

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