Bass Fishing Continues To Improve

September 17, 2015

Bass fishing on the Ocklawaha River has been good over the past month or so, and should continue to improve as cooler weather approaches. Early morning remains the best time, and wild shiners are your best bet for bait to catch that fish of a lifetime. FYI: The next draw-down for the Rodman Reservoir has been schedule to begin on Oct. 16, 2015. Until next time … see you on the River! Ocklawaha Fishing Guide Captain Nick Bozman This Ocklawaha Fishing Report Is From Ocala Florida Bass Fishing Guide Captain Nick Of Slick Charters

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Fish The Shade

June 24, 2013

Recently Bass fishing on the middle Ocklawaha River has been fair, although the best bite has been limited to a couple of hours early and late in the day. Accordingly our most productive trips typically happen on very overcast days. Must be summertime. Wild shiners fished as far as possible under cover (vegetation) has been the most productive, and remains to be your best bet for trophy sized Largemouths. One of the best locations in our region for fishing heavy cover is the Cypress Bayou/Rodman Reservoir area. Water lilies, cabbage, and hyacinths abound in this region and are a prime […]

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Expect Fishing To Improve Over The Next Week Or So

April 24, 2013

The Largemouth bite on the Ocklawaha River has slowed a bit over the past few weeks. Although we’re still catching plenty of keeper-sized Bass, fish over 6 pounds have been few and far between. Expect the numbers to improve over the next week or so as the full moon approaches and spawning Largemouths begin to come off the bed. Early and late in the day remains the best time of day to fish and as always, wild shiners are the best bait. Water levels on the Ocklawaha River are extremely low, as well as several impassable snags between Moss Bluff […]

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The Ocklawaha Largemouth Bass Spawn

April 3, 2012

The Largemouth bite slowed during our most recent bedding cycle, typical for this time of year, but has started improving over the past few weeks. Most recently we’ve been catching “keeper” sized Bass, 14-18 inches with the occasional fish over 5 lbs.. Expect the size and number of fish to continue to increase over the next month or so. The “draw down” at the Rodman Reservoir is finally over. The water level on the Ocklawaha River (from the Moss Bluff Lock and Dam to Rodman Dam) has been coming up over the past few weeks. Although the higher water level […]

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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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