This years first pre-spawn bite that we have been taking advantage of has started tapering off. From early December of “09, until late February “10, we experience some of the best Bass fishing on the Ocklawaha River that I can recall.
Although the bite has recently slowed, we are still managing to get a few nice Bass each trip, with the occasional lunker (5 lbs. or better).
I expect for the next month or so we are going to see a few slow days, but I am looking forward to a great post-spawn bite.
Speaking of spawning Bass, if you want next years fishing to be as good as this years, release any bedding/spawning Bass unharmed. It’s only good sense not to harvest your crop before it reproduces.