Scallop Season Is Here

June 28, 2011

Hey Florida Gulf Coast Fans, Scallop season is here! A week early, thanks to the State. By all accounts the supply is very good. The Game and Fish survey done a few weeks ago said the scallop fishery was healthy. Recreational scallopers had no trouble gathering limits of the shellfish this last weekend. Clear water on the flats is making it easier as well, in both directions out of the Steinhatchee River. So load the kids and your mask and snorkels, come on over. Bring your boat or hire a guide. There are several good Captains to take you and […]

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20 Bass Caught and Released, What A Trip!

June 27, 2011

The Ocklawaha River is up! Recent rainfall, along with the Dam at Moss Bluff being temporarily open, has the water level higher than we have seen in over a year. On our last few trips, the Largemouth Bass bite has improved. We’ve caught and released 20 Bass on a recent trip, not to mention the Pike and Gar Fish. Not bad for June. Early Morning remains the best time of day to go and (as always) the bait of choice on the River is the wild Shiner. Pictured below is Darren and Penelope Radel showing off a couple of nice […]

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TROUT TO TARPON….CATCH “EM WHILE YOU CAN

June 11, 2011

The Spotted Sea Trout are schooling up off the Levy/Citrus County coasts, along with several other species. Recently, June 6, we headed offshore for some Grouper/Cobia action, but had to go to plan “B” when the offshore seas became too rough to fish. After about an hour of running back inside we ended up at the grass flats just north of the Withalocoochee River entrance, “Lowes Bay”. The Spotted Sea Trout were biting good up until the tide started to slow at about 1 p.m.. Almost all of the Trout were keepers, “15 inches”, with a few close to 2 […]

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Lunker Largemouths

June 9, 2011

The Largemouth Bass bite on the Ocklawaha River near Ocala has improved over the last few weeks. Although we are not catching large numbers of fish, the size has definitely improved. On our last few trips, we’ve caught and released several Bass over 6 lbs.. Pretty good for this time of year. The best time of day to fish remains early in the morning or late afternoon. As always, the preferred bait is wild shiners (“you’ve either got one, or you need one”). During the summer months the Largemouths spend most of the day under some sort of cover, whether […]

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