Fish The Shade

June 24, 2013

Recently Bass fishing on the middle Ocklawaha River has been fair, although the best bite has been limited to a couple of hours early and late in the day. Accordingly our most productive trips typically happen on very overcast days. Must be summertime. Wild shiners fished as far as possible under cover (vegetation) has been the most productive, and remains to be your best bet for trophy sized Largemouths. One of the best locations in our region for fishing heavy cover is the Cypress Bayou/Rodman Reservoir area. Water lilies, cabbage, and hyacinths abound in this region and are a prime […]

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It’s Summertime Fishing Patterns On the Flats

June 3, 2013

Last report I mentioned catching short Cobia, no keeper size. Well I have included a picture of a 36″ beast that took a half hour to tire down enough on Trout tackle to get close enough to the boat to gaff. We broke off one bigger an hour earlier. They are very strong and very determined fish. This fight reminds of something I often say on the boat about setting the drag on your reel, “better too light, than too tight”. It is a lesson we learn over and over with Redfish, but especially with large fish on light tackle. […]

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