Early Morning Bite Beats The Heat

July 26, 2010

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 […]

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No Oil And Good Scalloping, Steinhatchee Is Still Paradise

July 20, 2010

I know it’s been a while since I submitted a report. I have been busy, Thank the Lord! So far we have been spared the oil impact. This is the busiest time of year for our community. Everyone, business or individual, are dependent on a successful scallop season, directly or indirectly. While snorkeling with my customers and picking up our limit of scallops, enjoying crystal clear water, I could only imagine what our little piece of paradise would look like if the oil had came ashore a month ago. At this writing the latest report is that the cap is […]

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July 19, 2010

Yes, that’s right, I said bedding Bass in July. It doesn’t happen every year, but under the right conditions, Bass will bed during the summer months. Recent rainfall has prompted officials to open the dam at Moss Bluff, and with the influx of water comes a new population of Largemouths. These fish, for the most part, have spent most of their lives swimming around in the temperate lake waters to our south. As they enter the Ocklawaha River near Ocala, they encounter the 72 degree water flowing out of the Silver River, which triggers them to spawn. Recently, we’ve caught […]

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July 12, 2010

On Thursday and Friday of last week, July 8th and 9th, we fished both the outer markers of the Barge Canal, about 10 miles off the Citrus County Coast, and the Grass Flats near Levy County with similar results each trip. Plenty of fish to be caught, but not necessarily the species we prefer to target. The markers were holding good numbers of Cobia, but they seem to be a little hesitant to bite, and the few we caught were under the 33 inch minimum length. I’m guessing the 86 degree water temps might have something to do with that. […]

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Big Bend Fishing Is Alive And Well!

July 3, 2010

Instead of “How’s the fishing?”, the first thing most people have inquired about over the last few months has been the disaster in the Gulf, and rightfully so. It’s hard to turn on the TV or pick up a paper without being reminded of what’s going on, what’s being done about it, and of course, who’s to blame. Meanwhile, we’ve been experiencing one of the best summer time bites in recent history. Although the near shore (Redfish) bite has been slow due to high water temps, we’ve had no problem getting our limit of Cobia, Trout, and a variety of […]

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