Number One Technique For Taking Trophy Largemouths

November 27, 2012

We’ve observed lots of schooling Bass lately, chasing bait both early and late in the day. On Sunday, 11/24, I spotted several buck (male) bass fanning out beds for the upcoming spawn. Yes, Sir, the spawn is on. On a recent trip we caught and released ten Largemouths in about 2 hours. The total weight was over 40 lbs.! This is the best time of year to catch that Bass of a lifetime. One of my favorite techniques for taking Largemouths is to freeline live bait in and around the heavy cover. Wild shiners are without a doubt the best […]

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Central Florida’s Bass Bite Continues

February 1, 2012

Bass fishing on the Ocklawaha River near Ocala has continued to improve over the past few weeks. Although we haven’t seen many Bass over 10 lbs. this year, several of the fish caught have been over 3 or 4 lbs., with the occasional 6 to 8 pounder. Low water levels due to the Rodman Reservoir draw down have the Largemouths confined to the original river channel between the Kenwood and Orange Springs boat ramps, including Rodman. During the draw down all Largemouth Bass must be released. Use extreme caution if you decide to fish this stretch of the River, and […]

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Lunker Largemouths

June 9, 2011

The Largemouth Bass bite on the Ocklawaha River near Ocala has improved over the last few weeks. Although we are not catching large numbers of fish, the size has definitely improved. On our last few trips, we’ve caught and released several Bass over 6 lbs.. Pretty good for this time of year. The best time of day to fish remains early in the morning or late afternoon. As always, the preferred bait is wild shiners (“you’ve either got one, or you need one”). During the summer months the Largemouths spend most of the day under some sort of cover, whether […]

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Captain Nick’s Advise, Seek And You Shall Find!

October 27, 2009

This Ocklawaha Fishing Report From Ocklawaha Fishing Guide Captain Nick “SEEK AND YE SHALL FIND” Although the Bass bite has slowed over the past couple of weeks, we were able to find a few nice ones on our last trip, Sunday(10/25). Marlin Shelton, a former player for Ole Miss, and myself headed down river on the Ocklawaha River to a spot I hadn’t fished in some time. Kinda like one of those shot in the dark deals, but we got lucky and found several Largemouths in the two to five pound range. On the way back, we tried a spot […]

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Ocklawaha Fishing Report: Timing is Everything

May 5, 2009

Ocklawaha Fishing Report From Ocklawaha Fishing Guide Captain Nick TIMING IS EVERYTHING Although the water level on the Ocklawaha River near Ocala continues to drop, the Bass fishing has picked up. Recently we have had no problem limiting out on “keeper” Largemouths and several “lunkers” over 6 lbs.. This time of year the fish bite best early in the a.m. or late in the p.m.. Coincidentally, it’s also a very comfortable time of day to fish. Best bait as always: “You either got wild shiners, or you need ’em”. Captain Nick This Ocklawaha fishing report is from Captain Nick Bozman […]

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