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Fishing report Updated April 4 2014

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     Specks (Crappie) are spawning in most area lakes in the canals and coves. Lily pads and scattered grass beds beds in shallow water are best. Apopka -Beauclair canal has been producing some good stringers of big specks. Fish up close to the bank around any tree limbs or roots in the water. A Ron's Zip-Jig under a small float works very well. For bank fishing, some good reports are coming from the docks at Gilbert Park on Lake Dora. Tight lining or fishing a jig tipped with a minnow under a float in mid-lake are the best bet to locate schools of feeding fish. Use a marker or your GPS to mark a spot when you catch a fish and then fish that area. Usually this will be along a break in the depth such as channels or underwater points.

    We have a new Custom made Jig in stock we have named the Captain Joe's Gold Red Rooster. Its a killer Crappie jig when tipped with a minnow.. On a recent trip to lake Monroe Captain Joe and Captain Lynda caught about 30 specks and kept 16 nice big ones. Most of them came on the Gold Red Rooster. We were fishing the deep holes along the seawall.

 

    Bass are also on the beds in most residential canals. Please release the big females so they can complete the spawn.

    The Lily pads in Lake Monroe is a good place to try this time of year. The I-4 shoreline and Mothers Arms are good spawning areas. Jig colors should be Pink, Orange or Gold. We have the Gold and Captain Joe's Gold Red Rooster ice jigs and Ron's Zip Jigs in stock. The deep holes along the 17/92 seawall are good for some big specks. You have to put up with the gar biting your minnow though.

    Look for bass around the mouths of residential canals and the feeder creeks on the St John's river as they move in and out of the spawning areas.

   

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Effective on Bass, Crappie and Bluegill.

 

Tackle Tip
Attach a small float about 3 feet above your Zip-Jig or Fish Bite. Cast to the edges of pads and grass and use a erratic jerk and retrieve to attract feeding Specks and pan fish. Tip the jig with a minnow for best results. You can now order Ron's Zip Jig online. Only $1.59 ea.

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Central Florida Feeding Times April 2014

      Tue 1

1:20 PM
6:20 PM
   Wed 2

2:15 PM
7:15 PM
Thur 3

3:10 PM
8:10 PM
   Fri 4

4:05 PM
9:05 PM
  Sat 5

4:30 AM
9:30 AM
 Sun 6

5:25 AM
10:25 AM
  Mon 7

6:15 AM
11:15 AM
  Tue 8

7:00 AM
12:00 AM
 Wed 9

7:45 AM
12:45 PM
 Thur 10

8:30 AM
1:30 PM
 Fri 11

8:10 AM
4:10 PM
Sat 12

9:50 AM
2:50 AM
 Sun 13

10:30 AM
3:30 PM
 Mon 14

11:10 AM
4:10 PM
 Tue15

11:55 AM
4:55 PM
 Wed 16

12:45 PM
5:45 PM
 Thur 17

1:40 PM
6:40 PM
Fri 18

2:35 PM
7:35 PM
 Sat 19

3:35 PM
8:35 PM
 Sun 20

4:35 PM
9:35 PM
Mon 21

5:05 AM
10:05 AM
Tue 22

6:05 AM
11:05 AM
Wed 23

7:00 AM
12:00 PM
 Thur 24

7:50 AM
12:50 PM
 Fri 25

8:40 AM
1:40 PM
 Sat 26

9:30 AM
2:30 PM
  Sun 27

10:20 AM
3:20 PM
Mon 28

11:10 AM
4:10 PM
Tue 29

12:00 PM
5:00 PM
Wed 30

12:50 PM
5:50 PM
     
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Lake Reports by Captain Lynda Hawkins

Harris Chain
    
  Lake Griffin now has a 10 inch min size for Crappie.
 

Shellcracker

St John's river Hybrid

 

St. Johns River
Fish the brush and trees along the deep banks for crappie. Drop a minnow below a float as close to the cover as possible. Slow troll a shiner in the river channel for Stripers and Hybrid bass. Use a 1/2 to 1 oz egg sinker rigged above a swivel to keep the shiner deep. Use a 1/2 Oz White Buck Tail jig to fish the deep holes in the bends of the river. Bounce the jig off the bottom for best results.
 

Captain Joe's Gold Red Rooster Jig

WEKIVA RIVER

 Beetle-Spins will catch a variety of fish, slow troll along the edges of grass and pads or cast near the cypress roots or sunken logs.
 Cast a black shad plastic worm near stumps, fallen trees and lily-pads for bass. Troll  small crank baits  in the last stretch of river before the St Johns. A noisy top water lure such as the Rattlin-Rogue will also work.

Use a cast net to catch Menhaden shad in the river. Great bait for Stripers, Sunshine Bass and Largemouth bass.

 

Lake Dorr

 The deep water Around the docks on the west side of the lake are your best bet for specks. Slow troll a zip jig tipped with a minnow down deep.

Lake Yale

 Lake Yale water levels are very low and only small boats can navigate the canal from the ramp to the lake.

Bear pond

 Located in Seminole WMA on Hwy 46
is a HOT spot for Channel Cats. This Lake
is stocked by Fish and Game and even has fish feeders. It's a great spot to take the kids. Bank fishing only. Bass must be released.
Access is from SR46 just west of the Wekiva River bridge.
Nite crawlers are best bait for channel cats.

Black Water Creek

 To fish Blackwater Creek in Seminole WMA or to get permits to Drive into Seminole Forrest call Lake Forestry Station at 352-360-6675.
 They will Fax the permit form with the lock combination to you or you may have them fax it to Sorrento Bait and Tackle at 352-383-1185. The permit is free. We charge a $1.50 fee for the fax service.


Crappie (Speck)

 For directions to boat ramps and best fishing
spots drop by Sorrento Bait and Tackle on your next trip to Lake County.
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    We are just coming into the speck season and so far it looks to be a good one.  Lake Beauclair and Lake Monroe are both giving up some pretty large ones already.  The deeper water in Lake Griffin is giving up some pretty nice ones. Haven't had anyone catch a limit yet but the ones they are catching are nice.  Best bet is a Ron's Zip Jig tipped with a small minnow.  My favorite colors are the orange Fish Bite, Chartreuse or Pink Zip Jigs and the gold, pink or orange ice jig.

    Schooling bass are being caught at the mouths of all the canals and at the intersections of the canals using Rat-L-Traps, spinnerbaits, swimming worms & live shiners.  Moving water or any place there is plenty of shade is also working well.  Flipping the heavy matted grass is a sure bet for a nice bass.   The private lake I fish is all catch and release but it is loaded with some big bass.  A lot of the local small lakes are producing some nice sized schooler bass. Freelining a shiner (without a bobber or weight) is still producing some of the bigger fish.  A slow falling sinking weightless worm (Producto’s Hot Rod works great) or a white and chartreuse spinner bait reeled in as slowly as possible, are both working quite well.  Be sure to lift up on your rod tip occasionally then let it slowly fall to make the spinner bait look as natural as possible.    If you think you are fishing too slow, slow down even more.  These baits can produce some huge bass but they have to be worked very slowly.  (You want to feel the blades pulling or turning)  Lake Dora, Lake Harris, Lakes Cypress, Toho and Lake Hatchineha are still giving up some nice bass on large shiners and flipping the heavy Kissimmee Grass.  Try a frog or Gamblers Big Easy over lily pads, topped out hydrilla and along weed lines for largemouth bass.  Gamblers Big Easy Swim Bait is a fun bait to throw and seems to produce larger bass.

    When all else fails use the drop shot method.  This is very productive if you are a patient fisherman.  If you would like to learn about the drop shot method give her a call or stop in at Sorrento Bait and Tackle to see how it’s done.

Captain Lynda is now fishing some private lakes as well as Central Florida major lakes and rivers.

     For the fishing trip you’ve dreamed of, give Captain Lynda a call at (toll free) 1-866-383-1893, or cell number 352-267-0062.

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