The Largemouth Bass Bite On The Ocklawaha River Is Exceptional

September 29, 2010

Over the past few months the Bass fishing has been exceptional, and I expect it to get even better as we approach our first major spawn of the season. Although the window of opportunity has been limited to a few early morning hours each day, the bite has been very good. Yesterday, Sept. 27, we fished the heavy cover of the Ocklawaha River for just 2 hours, and wound up with 15 Largemouths from 2 to 8 pounds. Again, this time of year you want to be fishing as early as possible. Typically by 10 a.m. the bite is over, […]

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Captain John’s Cedar Key Offshore Fishing Report

September 29, 2010

We headed out of the Florida Gulf Coast town of Cedar Key to a depth of about 50 ft for our 1st stop, seas were rough, the tide was strong andthe wind and the bite were good and steady all day. Every stop we made produced both gag grouper and red grouper, plus our famous Cedar Key Snapper ( grunts). We moved around to about 4 stops, ranging from 50 to 58 ft. Five guy’s ended up with 7 keepers and about 50 shorts. It was the Not bad for the Offshore Special, all had fun and hopefully the bite […]

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Real Change Is On The Way

September 21, 2010

Hey All, I can feel fall in the morning air. Now by the afternoon it will be in the 90’s. You will need a jacket for the am boatride and wish it was still scallop season by lunch. Things are changing. Water temps are dropping, bait schools are everywhere, fish are busting the surface and birds are diving. The flats are alive. Speckled Trout will bite almost any thing. If you find a school of shorts, you could catch one every cast. If you desire to catch some big enough to keep, you will have to move. I know, that […]

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FISH THE HEAVY COVER…THE HEAVIER THE BETTER

September 7, 2010

Bass fishing on the Ocklawaha River has been very good over the past several weeks. As I have said before, August is typically our slow season for the Largemouths, but for whatever reason we’ve been experiencing a late summer bite for the books. Recently we’ve had no problem catching our limit of fish in just a few hours. Most of the Bass have been between 2and 5 lbs., with the occasional 8 lb’er. This time of year, the Bass are holding tight up under the heavy cover. We’ve been getting 90% of our fish running wild shiners up to and […]

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