Bass fishing on the Ocklawaha River near Ocala has improved over the past two weeks. On a recent trip, I caught a limit of keepers in less than two hours, including two over 5 lbs.. Pretty good for August.
Although the bite has improved, timing is everything. Early and late in the day remain to be your best bet for the Largemouths. Wild shiners remain to be the bait of choice, whether free-lined or fished under a cork.
Recent rainfall has the River almost out of it’s bank for the first time in years. Just what we needed. Use caution during these high water conditions. A lot of the snags are now next to impossible to see.