Big Bass On The Bed

February 27, 2012

The unusually mild winter we’ve seen this year has the Ocklawaha River Largemouths on the bed. From Lake Griffin to Rodman Dam, the vast majority of our Bass population are now spawning. Most of the Largemouths we’ve caught lately we’re fat with roe, and hesitant to bite on the first bait presented. Typical for

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Largemouth Bass Spawn is On In Central Florida

December 21, 2011

The Bass bite on the Ocklawaha River near Ocala has continued to improve over the past couple of weeks.  We’ve caught our limit of “keeper” Largemouths on the last few trips, as well as several huge females fat with roe, and I expect the bite to improve as we approach the first spawn of 2012. The St. Johns River Management officials are conducting a drawdown at the Rodman Reservoir.  Expect extreme low water levels on the Ocklawaha River, from Lake Griffin to Rodman Dam, until the draw down is complete. As always exercise extreme caution when boating, especially during these […]

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Captain Nick Says Endeaver to Perservere

November 11, 2009

“Endeavor to Persevere” I’ve had several bass trips on the Ocklawaha River over the past couple of weeks, and fortunately we have been able to find the fish. The water level between the dams at Moss Bluff (south of Ocala) and Rodman is very low, which means we now have to cover more territory to find the same numbers of fish than just a few months ago. We’ve averaged about a dozen Bass per half day trip between 2 and 6 lbs. throughout October. Not great, but not bad considering. We just missed our chance at getting some much needed […]

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