Ocklawaha Fishing Report
From Ocklawaha Fishing Guide Captain Nick

slick-charters-freshwater-glamour-shotLIVIN RITE

After the day we had fishing on the Ocklawaha River recently, I’ve come to the conclusion that I must be either “Livin Rite” or just lucky.  Maybe both.
On Tuesday, 4/21, I talked two of my buddies, Eric and Alan, into taking a day off of work, and joining me for a couple of hours of fishing on the Ocklawaha river near Ocala.  I didn’t have to twist their arms very hard.
After picking up a couple dozen wild shiners, we were on our way to a day none of us would forget too soon.
Had pretty good luck right off,.  Each of us caught a legal Bass within the first few minutes of fishing, and the bite in general seemed pretty good.
After 30 minutes or so the bite slowed, so I suggested that we move to a spot down River that had produced some nice Bass in the past.  Within 5 minutes of dropping the hook, my pal Eric had caught a nice 6 lb. Bass, while Alan and I had nothing to show but a Mudfish and a Garr.
On our way back to the dock, all we could talk about was how beautiful a day it was, and how lucky we were to be spending it on the River.  We had no idea.
About that time we thought we heard a noise in the woods and wondered what it could be…a dear, a bear, whatever it was sounded big.
As we slowed to get a better look, I noticed that the ground was  moving around the base of a huge Cypress Tree.  Simultaneously, we all three realized this 500 year old tree was coming down and we were in its path.
Now, I would like to think that going to full throttle saved our lives, but I know better.  When the tree hit the water we were about one boat length away.
“Gotta Be Living Rite and Lucky”
Captain Nick
Note:  Eric caught and released that 6lb. Bass in honor of his recently departed friend ,”Inc”.

Now this is what you're suppose to catch when you go fishing

Now this is what you're suppose to catch when you go fishing

The peace and quiet of the river, the cast of the rod, the strike, and the sound of your voice saying,

"I Got One",

ringing across the water and into the forest.

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  • Gary T says:

    Unlike the rain starved Ocklawaha, The Suwannee couldn’t hold another drop as late as last week. We didn’t even attempt to fish it but it was well worth the drive to go see it over at the bridge in Branford. Too bad we can’t re-route some of that water. You didn’t have to worry about trees falling on ya’ but there were plenty of ‘um already floating and headed for the gulf.

  • Dan Barker says:

    Congrats on the fishing and also escaping that tree. WoW, I’ve meet you on the river ( Ranger Cherokee)and fish that section of the river all the time.