Hey Steinhatchee Fans

April 23, 2012

The last few weeks have been fantastic on the flats off Dixie and Taylor counties. Limits of Speckled Trout and Redfish are common, and considering the Red limit doubling to two fish per person with a boat max of eight fish, I have wondered if I would need a bigger fish box on the boat. We have managed fine with the 80 quart engel fish box. Of course we still have a day when things are tough or it seems like the only Trout biting are 14 31/32″ or less. On the flip side I have had a couple days […]

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Cobia, Tarpon And Snook Off The Levy County & Citrus County Coasts

April 19, 2012

The pelagics (migratory fish) are on the move in the Gulf of Mexico. Over the last month or so we’ve seen several different species of fishes on their semi-annual migration. Some of the most sought after game fish in the world, i.e. Snook, Tarpon and Cobia, are being caught just off the Citrus County and Levy County Coasts. As well as the pelagics, several of our resident populations are alive and well, just waiting for the chance to inhale a bait. Recently the Speckled Trout and Redfish bite has improved, as well as the Spanish Mackerel and Blues. Best bet […]

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Sight Fishing Ocklawaha Largemouths … Don’t Forget To Breathe

April 16, 2012

The size and numbers of Largemouths being caught on the Ocklawaha River is up. On our most recent trips over half the Bass caught have been over 4 lbs. Not bad for April! I’m looking forward to the post spawn bite to get even better as summer approaches. Lately the best bite has been very early, although I expect the p.m. bite to improve over the next few weeks. The waters on the Ocklawaha River are gin clear, which makes it an ideal spot to sight fish Largemouths. Although fishing in clear water makes the bite window extremely short (either […]

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The Ocklawaha Largemouth Bass Spawn

April 3, 2012

The Largemouth bite slowed during our most recent bedding cycle, typical for this time of year, but has started improving over the past few weeks. Most recently we’ve been catching “keeper” sized Bass, 14-18 inches with the occasional fish over 5 lbs.. Expect the size and number of fish to continue to increase over the next month or so. The “draw down” at the Rodman Reservoir is finally over. The water level on the Ocklawaha River (from the Moss Bluff Lock and Dam to Rodman Dam) has been coming up over the past few weeks. Although the higher water level […]

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