Steinhatchee Cold Weather Fishing

December 31, 2012

It has been some very interesting fishing since my last report. My parties and I have found fish in the typical winter, cold water patterns, potholes and ditches, including the Steinhatchee river. But we have also caught fish on the flats. Bright sun and light breeze at the most are the conditions needed for the flats to be productive. When everything lines up just right we have experienced some of the best fishing of the year. We are in the middle of several cold days in a row and think it’s enough to push Trout deep where water temps are […]

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Winter Tactics

December 13, 2012

The Red Fish bite has slowed over the past few weeks on the Gulf. Recently the best bite has been early in the a.m., and in extremely shallow water. That is typical for this time of year. As water temps drop, the window of opportunity narrows. Many of the pelagic species have migrated, and the native populations are searching the warmer waters local to our region. Fortunately the Big Bend has an abundance of spring fed creeks and rivers that hold lots of fishes throughout the winter months. Crystal River, Homosassa, and the Withalacoochee River entrance, just to name a […]

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The Bass Are On The Bed

December 11, 2012

The Bass bite on the Ocklawaha River slowed a bit over the past week. Although we’re still catching quality fish, the numbers are down. I expect this trend to continue as the Largemouths bed over the next few weeks. Look for the bite to improve, and the numbers to go up after the spawn. Water levels on the River are extremely low. As always use caution when on the water. Pictured below are 2 recent clients showing off their catch.   Until next time…see you on the River! Ocklawaha Fishing Guide Captain Nick Bozman This Ocklawaha Fishing Report Is From […]

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Offshore Fish Are Biting Good

December 11, 2012

In 28 to 30 ft the Sea Bass are biting good and the notorious “Florida snapper” are always hungry, we’re catching both using squid or cut sardines or thread fin herring. The Gag’s are there too but we can’t keep em right now(sad face goes here). The Red Grouper are biting good in 48 to 60 ft, using live pin fish or frozen thread fin or sardines, I’ve caught some bigger ones on menhaden and Boston mackerel. The Amber Jacks are thick on the wrecks and structures in 60 ft or better, we’re using live pins or diamond jigs. And […]

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The Trout Are Starting To Move

December 10, 2012

The trout are starting to move in the back marsh areas and in 5 to 8ft grassy areas. The reds have been a little slow but can be caught around the islands and oyster bars. Both are being caught using live shrimp, frozen finger mullet, mud minnows and Berkley Gulp baits. I look for the next couple of weeks bringing a little more action since the weather has been a little warmer. Also the sheephead are biting around the docks and oyster bars and it wont be long before the big ones start their spawning in the deeper water reefs. […]

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