The Largemouths had an exceptionally early spawn last September, and it looks like we’re in for another one in 2013. On a recent trip my client, Mr. James Rozon of Montana, took a half day to experience some Largemouth action. I had my doubts about filling the live well with fish, but figured we could at least get a couple keepers and with a little luck maybe hook up a lunker.
After fishing our first spot for a couple of hours, James had caught and released 3 Bass, 2 small keepers and one lunker that tipped the scales at 6.5 lbs.. Not a great trip, but just about what I had expected.
The bite slowed a bit so we headed down river to another spot. On our way to hopefully find a better bite elsewhere, we talked about how unpredictable fishing can be, as well as how we were hoping the spawn would occur early again this year.
Well, like I’ve said before, fishing can be quite unpredictable. Within a minute of the anchor hitting the bottom, James had a nice keeper on. Then another, and another and another. He proceeded to put on a fishing clinic, 7 nice Largemouths back to back, including another lunker over 6 lbs..
Typically the Bass bite only lasts a couple of hours a day, either very early or late in the day. I guess this was no typical trip, the Bass were still biting when we left at 11 a.m.. You just never know. Pictured below is James with 2 of more than a dozen Largemouths caught and released. Looks like another early spawn!
Until next time … see you on the River!
Ocklawaha Fishing Guide Captain Nick Bozman
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