Grouper Season Closes

October 30, 2012

The Grouper fishing season on the Gulf of Mexico will officially close on October 31, and is scheduled to re-open on July 1, 2013. Grouper regulations, closed seasons, catch limits, etc., have changed so often over the past couple of years that it is hard to keep up with them. Don’t rely on current issues of Florida Salt Water Fishing Regulations. It’s obsolete by the time it becomes available. Best bet is to go to www.myfwc.com for the latest info. The Trout and Red Fish bite has been very good over the past month or so, although I expect our […]

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Spawning Largemouths On The Way

October 30, 2012

The Bass continue to bite on the Ocklawaha River near Ocala, although I expect our recent cold fronts to slow them down a bit. Looks like we’re in for a very early bedding cycle this year. Lot’s of yearling, or buck bass, schooling up both early and late in the day. A sure sign the Largemouths are getting ready to spawn. Speaking of bedding Bass, this is the most important time of year to practice catch and release. Every time we release a fish, it protects the future of fishing for ourselves and generations to come. Until next time…see you […]

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Ocklawaha Fishing Report: Lunker Largemouths Schooling Up

October 17, 2012

Octobers’ Largemouth Bass bite on the Ocklawaha River continues to be one for the books. Lots of 4 to 6 pounders, and 8 consecutive trips yielding Bass over 8 lbs.. The best time of day remains to be early morning or late afternoon. For best results, fish in and around the heavy cover. That’s where the wallhangers live. Wild shiners, either free-lined or fished under a float, are hands down the best bait for getting that once in a lifetime Bass. Like I’ve said before, “You either got a wild shiner, or you need one”. Pictured below are a few […]

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Steinhatchee Fishing Report

October 16, 2012

Fall is here, finally, the trees are changing, and the water is cooling. Also the water is clearing. So if you like flats fishing you know these are good things. I might also add that as much as I like summer, I have enjoyed fishing without sweating for a change. Sand Trout have showed up real good. Good enough I have to have a conversation with my customers about when to quit putting them in the box and move on to something else. I do admit biting fish are hard to leave. The Speckled Trout are mixed in, but not […]

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Inshore Fishing Is Hot!

October 10, 2012

Inshore fishing off the Levy and Citrus County Coasts has improved over the last few weeks. Record numbers of good sized Speckled Trout have been caught around the Trout Stake, just north of the Withlacoochee River. The Redfish bite has also improved. The best time to fish for the Reds is on the last of the flood tide. For best results use either cut Mullet or pinfish fished under a popping cork. The Seatrout bite has been best on the outgoing tide, preferably in the a.m..”Cajun Thunders”, tipped with pinfish are hard to beat for that once in a lifetime […]

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