It’s Football Season And … Football Size Largemouth Season !

January 16, 2012

2012 is upon us, and so is the year’s first Largemouth Bass spawn on the Ocklawaha River. Over the past few weeks the size, weight and even the shape of fish caught has increased. This time of year we typically catch what I refer to as “footballs”. They’re real “girthy” Bass. One of our most recent clients caught a 9 lb. Bass that was only 22 inches long. The girth was 18 inches! What a pig! Now is the time bass fish in the Ocklawaha. The spawn is on and the wall hangers are schooling up. Recently the best Bass […]

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Speckled Trout, Redfish and Manatees

January 6, 2012

Last Friday we made our way out to the “Bird Rack”, just off the Levy County and Citrus County Coasts, for some Spotted Sea Trout action. After about 30 minutes of casting a variety of baits around without any luck, we decided to try the warmer waters of the Hot Water Discharge Canal at Crystal River. Typically the 70 degree plus water works like a fishing magnet, once the offshore water temps fall below 60 degrees. After idling up the channel, we tied up to the barrier fence and immediately started catching one “Rat Red” after the next. The water temp was […]

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