Bass fishing on the Ocklawaha River has been very good over the past several weeks. As I have said before, August is typically our slow season for the Largemouths, but for whatever reason we’ve been experiencing a late summer bite for the books.
Recently we’ve had no problem catching our limit of fish in just a few hours. Most of the Bass have been between 2and 5 lbs., with the occasional 8 lb’er.
This time of year, the Bass are holding tight up under the heavy cover. We’ve been getting 90% of our fish running wild shiners up to and under the vegetation, the heavier the better. The bite has been very good early, although around 10 a.m. they shut down.
There is a draw-down scheduled for the Rodman Reservoir in the next few days. Typically this means outstanding Bass fishing for the Kenwood/Orange Springs section of the Ocklawaha River.
Stay tuned and we will keep you apprised
‘Till next time…See you on the Rivers!