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BED FISHING FOR BASS AND SPECKS

   

BED FISHING THE HARRIS CHAIN FOR SPECKS AND BASS

 Speck and Bass usually  begin bedding activity around the middle of January and continue into March. Look for the beds in shallow coves and residential canals. For Specks tip a jig with a minnow under a small popping cork and cast in bedding area. Retrieve with a jerk , stop motion to cover the most water. For Bass flip a small plastic worm or lizard directly into beds. This takes a lot of patience as the fish guarding the bed may simply ignore the bait. A good pair of polarized sunglasses help spot the fish. Please release all bass caught off beds !!

Shell cracker and Bluegill bed in the summer months in shallow water. Look for bedding fish in lily pads and edges of grass.  Best bait crickets or worms. Use your nose to find beds, you will notice a distinctive fishy smell around the area of the beds. Also look for movement around lily pads. The fish will "bump the pads" during spawning. Also look for "beading" on the surface of the water. This is a sure sign of bedding bluegill. Minnows feed on the eggs of spawning bream and attract feeding bass.

   This list covers some of the areas where you are likely to find spawning Fish.

  • Apopka Beauclair Canel: Enter from the West end of Lake Beauclair. Several canals branch off between the locks and Lake  Beauclair.
  • Grand island canal: Enter from the North shore of Lake Eustis.
  • E Canal: Enter from the North West shore of Lake Eustis.
  • 9th Street Canal: Enter from West shore of Lake Harris.
  • Residential Canals on Little Lake Harris: Enter from East shore of Little Lake Harris

    Hope this helps you catch a BIG ONE. Good Fishing. Joe

 Questions? Phone 1-352-383-1893

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