Bass fishing in Orlando, Florida has been an awesome week. A few pictures of our customers March 2012.
Till next time tight lines and good fishing…. From Staff Writer Capt John Leech (firstname.lastname@example.org) BassOnline.com / 888-829-BASS
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Today was supposed to be a day of pond fishing on some private waters, but that got shot down with no phone call as to when we were supposed to meet up. I loaded up the boat, even though it was a day off and headed to Lake Jackson.
The day started off close to the ramp, an area that has always seemed to hold a handful of bass every time, and always makes for a great start for the day. It is also a very good indicator as to how the bass are going to be biting. Water temperatures started out right at 60 degrees and the bass played right off the bat.
First five bass of the day were boated in the first 30 minutes of bass fishing. This makes for a great day. Tossing nothing but artificial lures, mostly Zoom Brush Hogs in Junebug Red color, which has been a great color for us out here.
I checked out several areas, mostly in less than 2 foot of water to check on bass beds and if anybody was home. Saw several buck bass lingering around the beds but no females. Started tossing a spinner bait and picked up a few more smaller bass, then I switched up to the Lake Fork Live Magic Shad.
This was a great switch up, that turned heart breaker. Tossing her past some reeds and swimming it back she gets hammered, wrapped around the reeds in an instant and SNAP goes the line. After making one last move for the day, I started out again working the swim bait and spotted a buck bass sitting on the bed, tossed the Live Magic Shad past the bed and swam right up to the bed and BANG the buck is on.
Released the buck off the opposite side of the boat and quickly tossed the Brush Hog to the bed, a few twitches and a couple ticks of the line, I was hoping the buck bass had not got this lure too. Line felt light and moved slow, I set the hook and it was the female. This folks is what bass fishing in Florida is all about. Tight lines and nice bass.
The past two weeks has seen some very good bass fishing in Florida, especially on the Kissimmee Chain of lakes to include Lake Jackson.
Friday some really brutal weather here. Heavy rains, thunder and lightning, not what one would consider a good day for bass fishing. Well we ventured off to check out water levels anyways. Figured if the lightning stopped we would fish in the rain and see what would happen. Things worked out perfect for us. We hit the boat ramp just before 9am and the rain had stopped.
Water levels on Lake Jackson are still down, but with the rains this past week it has kept it steady and very fishable. We opted for fishing the flats and look for spawning bass. Bass beds were scattered all over the place but we really could not see much on them as the waters were muddied up from all the rain.
Spinner baits had tagged a few good bass here and there to help keep a steady bite going, but the bait of choice today was definitely the Zoom Brush Hog. We not only got some good numbers, 16 bass for just a few hours of checking things out, but nailed three very nice bass as well.
For the most part the bite was really soft, watching your line was very important. Most the bass caught were in very shallow waters with Kissimmee grass and lily pads close together. Bass caught on the spinner baits were in the lily pads, casting them to the wind blown side of the pads and working them right thru the lily pads would trigger a strike.
The Kissimmee Chain has been fishing very good this year and with the spawn starting to kick in things can only get better. Weather has been pretty steady this year, with two days of cooler temperatures and then the typical warm up, it is definitely not like it was this time last year.
Kissimmee Chain of Lakes bass fishing has been doing very good for us. We have been focusing on mainly Lake Jackson as it has been producing not only some great numbers of bass, but some good size as well. We did a quick scouting trip out here to check out a few other spots. These spots in the past have produced some great trophy bass for us and have typically reloaded after a few months.
We hit the nail on the head this day. One of my favorite spots was holding a bunch of great bass and the action was pretty steady for us. We did start the morning our using live wild shiners, and as we moved to different areas we cracked out the artificial baits.
Zoom flukes in June Bug seemed to be the hot ticket with the artificial baits. Bass were relating tight to cover and seemed to prefer a mix of coverage. Lily pads with Kissimmee grass close by seemed to be the hot spots. Water temperatures started the day out at 52.7 degrees, yes folks we are in Florida, this has pushed the bass tighter to cover where we have been fishing and has made it much easier to target the bass. Once again we have seem bass with the tell tale sores on the tails from fanning beds and we have started to spot scattered beds around the lake.
Bass Fishing in Florida is still a hook setting bonanza. Sid returned once again for some great bass fishing action out on Lake Jackson here in Central Florida. We started the day out hitting the ramp very early so we were on our first spot just before 7am. Cooler temperatures than the day before and a fog that did not let go of us until just after 10am, looked like it was going to be a tougher day than we had been used to.
We started out on that first spot, which had been great at producing not only some good numbers of bass, but also some pretty good sized bass as well. Today was a day of all wild shiners and the bass did not let us down. Tossing free lined shiners to the edges of the lily pads was the way to go, one thing we did notice was the placement of the shiners today was the big key to catching the bass. Placing the bait a couple feet from the pad yielded little to no action at all, but if they were placed within inches of the pads, the bass played very good for us.
With the wind constantly changing directions on us, the Dig In Anchor system was awesome at holding us in place and allowed us to pin point our casts to the edges with no problem. This was a great bass fishing day for Sid, as he boated not only 21 bass in four hours, but also landed three catfish a pickerel and a big bowfin. Lot of action for Sid today and I got a pretty good work out myself zipping around the boat netting all of his fish today.
I still have a few open dates for December and January while February is booking up fast. We are expecting yet another very busy spawn season as we did this previous season, so book your bass fishing trips soon.
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