It’s Football Season And … Football Size Largemouth Season !

January 16, 2012

2012 is upon us, and so is the year’s first Largemouth Bass spawn on the Ocklawaha River. Over the past few weeks the size, weight and even the shape of fish caught has increased. This time of year we typically catch what I refer to as “footballs”. They’re real “girthy” Bass. One of our most recent clients caught a 9 lb. Bass that was only 22 inches long. The girth was 18 inches! What a pig! Now is the time bass fish in the Ocklawaha. The spawn is on and the wall hangers are schooling up. Recently the best Bass […]

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The Tackle Boxes Fishing Report

October 20, 2009

10-20-09 The strongest cold front of the fall season probably brought big changes to the fresh and salt water fishing landscape in North Florida . We say “probably” since the wind that accompanied the chill was sufficiently strong to keep most would-be anglers at home—greatly reducing the weekend reports that could have confirmed our speculation. We do have one “before” and “after” catch comparison from a small area lake. But, since each was fairly impressive, we can’t yet say that the cold really changed things—at least for speckled perch fans. Friday, just ahead of the front, George Dekle and Larry […]

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The Heat Is On .. and So Are The Bass

July 6, 2009

This Ocklawaha Fishing Report From Ocklawaha Fishing Guide Captain Nick THE HEAT IS ON…AND SO ARE THE BASS I’ve been fishing the Oklawaha River since 1982 and can’t remember the Bass fishing ever being so good in the months of June and July. Typically this time of year the bite slows for one reason or the other, but not this year. Also, I’ve been getting reports of huge Specs (Crappie) being caught on Lake Lochloosa (Orange Lake).  Unheard of for this time of year.  Guess that just goes to show! Expect the Stripers to start running up the spring fed […]

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