20 Bass Caught and Released, What A Trip!

June 27, 2011

The Ocklawaha River is up! Recent rainfall, along with the Dam at Moss Bluff being temporarily open, has the water level higher than we have seen in over a year. On our last few trips, the Largemouth Bass bite has improved. We’ve caught and released 20 Bass on a recent trip, not to mention the Pike and Gar Fish. Not bad for June. Early Morning remains the best time of day to go and (as always) the bait of choice on the River is the wild Shiner. Pictured below is Darren and Penelope Radel showing off a couple of nice […]

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Christmas Fishing, A Family Tradition

January 2, 2009

Northeast Florida, Ocklawaha Fishing Report ” A Family Tradition” Spent another Christmas Day fishing. Boy, the sacrifices we must make…Actually years ago I decided to start a new family tradition and fish on Christmas Day…. It caught on, and I’ve done my best to keep it up over the years. This year, Mr. Snead King , one of our relatives from south Florida, came along to help keep the tradition alive. We fished the Ocklawaha River north of Gores Landing to Turkey Creek and saw only one boat. Guess everyone else must have been busy. Caught a few Bass, and […]

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Ocklawaha Fishing Report, BEST OFFICE IN THE WORLD!

October 22, 2008

BEST OFFICE IN THE WORLD We fished several locations of the Ocklawaha River on several different occasions throughout the past week with varying results.    On 10/12, my client, Rick, in town from New Jersey, caught a few small Bass, several large Pike, along with a couple Garr fish and Bow-fins (Mud fish), fishing with wild shiners. Not the greatest Bass trip ever, but lots of action.  This particular trip we launched about 7 A.M., at the Ray Wayside Park just east of Ocala, and fished the middle Ocklawaha River.   On the 17th, I took a party of 3, […]

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“Not bad for an Ocklawaha punt”

October 7, 2008

Had a Grouper trip off the Citrus County coast scheduled for Friday, 10/30, but Mother Nature had other plans.   At 4:30 a.m. the weather buoy offshore of Homosassa was registering 12 to 15 knot winds.  Not a good sign. Time to punt Called my client, Mr. Scott Van Beek, who also resides in Ocala, and suggested we change up from fishing the Gulf of Mexico for Grouper, to the Ocklawaha River near Ocala for Large Mouth Bass.  A minor adjustment!   Left the dock at the Ocala Boat Basin about 6:45 a.m. and by 11 had caught 8 Pike […]

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Lady Lucky

September 11, 2008

Well folks she has done it again. In last weeks saltwater report, I wrote that Rich and Bridgette Whitney of Tampa, had caught a variety of fish, with Bridgette catching the fish of the day, a 24 inch Redfish. Monday, 9/08, I had the pleasure of taking the same couple on a freshwater Bass trip, on the Oklawaha River near Ocala. Rich, being an experienced Bass angler, was doing pretty fair, catching a few medium size Bass, along with several Pike from the start. Bridgette, on the other hand, was struggling a little trying to get the technique down of […]

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