Due to the drought we’ve had over the past several months, the waters of the Ocklawaha River have been low and slow. As the water recedes, so does the amount of natural cover several species of fish rely on (most notably Bass), and the bait they feed on.
Fortunately, there are several sections of the River that have an abundance of cover where large populations of fish thrive. The Cypress Bayou section of the Ocklawaha River is a prime example. During these drought conditions the Bass, and most importantly the bait, will move into these areas to feed and spawn. Simply put …to find the fish, first find the cover.
Recently we’ve had our best bite in the early a.m. hours, with the action slowing around 10 a.m..
Pictured below is Jason “Cajun Red” Worth with another 8.5 lb. Ocklawaha Lunker, caught and released on 1/04/11.
Till next time…see you on the River