Ocklawaha Largemouth Bite Has Exploded In The Past Weeks

November 26, 2013

The Largemouth bite on the Ocklawaha River has exploded over the past few weeks. The number, as well as the size of fish caught, has greatly increased. Most of the Bass are running between 3 and 6 lbs., with the occasional wall hanger over 8 lbs.. Several fish recently caught were fat with roe, and getting ready to spawn. We recommend that during this period that anglers practice catch and release. This ensures there will be plenty of fish for future generations. On our most recent trip, 11/25, Richard James and son Richard Jr.(pictured below), caught and released over a […]

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The Fish Are Here And It’s Productive

Three Keeper Steinhatchee Redfish

November 6, 2013

I mentioned last report fall being late, or summer hanging on long. Well which ever case fall is here. The Speckled Trout have moved up closer to the hill and the Redfish have bunched up. For those of you who are familiar with our vast beautiful grass flats, you know what an exciting fishing season this is, and how productive the “rock grass” can be. And I might mention, the challenge that fishing it can be. It is no place for weak knots or old line or any other kind of equipment issues. Large Trout and upper slot Reds will […]

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Cedar Key Offshore Fishing Report

November 5, 2013

The Gag Grouper are biting great in 24 to 35 ft of water around live bottom and rocky areas, the kingfish hole area west of Sea Horse reef is producing good fish, some up to 30″. The Kingfish are starting to move south but the Sea Bass and Spanish Mackerel are biting good. Red Grouper are biting too and are as close as 40 feet but they seem to like a little deeper water. All groupers are biting good on live pins and frozen threadfin, sardines, northern mackerel and menhaden. It’s also a good time to troll stretch 25 & 30’s around […]

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Captain John’s Mid Fall Cedar Key Inshore Report

November 4, 2013

With the water temperature cooling down, the trout & redfish are biting good. Most anglers are using live shrimp, mud minnows and cut mullet. The bigger trout seem to be biting better on a Carolina rig use as little weight as possible to keep your bait just off the bottom. You can’t go wrong using a Cajun thunder & popping cork. The sheepshead are staring to bite around the docks and rock piles inshore. The Spanish mackerel are still here in plenty of numbers, they’re best out on the edge of sea horse reef in 8 to 12 feet of […]

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