Fishing report Updated
Dec 1 2013
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With the cooler
weather the Specks (Crappie) are getting every-ones attention. 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.
The channel in Lake
Monroe is a good place to try this time of year. Jig colors should be Pink,
Orange or Gold. We have the Gold ice jigs and Ron's Zip Jigs in stock. Also
Lake Beauclair on the Harris Chain in the deeper water off Deer Island.
Look for bass to be
staging around the mouths of residential canals and the feeder creeks on the
St John's river.
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Attach a small float about 3 feet
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
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The specks should start to turn on in the deeper water mid lake. Drift Lake
Carlton with a jig tipped with a minnow. Gilbert Park on Lake Dora and Eustis Lake Walk on Lake Eustis are good for catfish
and pan fish
at night. The Lake walk can also produce some nice size bass. Fish the Howey
Bridge at night for Specks and Bass. Use a submersible light up next to the
Lake Griffin now has a 10
inch min size for Crappie.
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.
The deep water in mid lake is a
good bet for specks. Lots of limits are coming out of 15 to 18 ft of water fishing just
off the bottom. Good colors are Yellow/Orange and Pink. Trolling a
Rat-L-Trap around the fish attractor on the North end is producing some nice
Lake Yale water levels are very low and only small
boats can navigate the canal from the ramp to the lake.
Located in Seminole WMA
on Hwy 46
is a HOT spot for Channel Cats. This Lake
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.
of Soldier creek should start producing some specks as the water temp
middle of the lakes with Rat-L-Traps for Specks and Bass. Fish a shiner around
points for Bass. Cast the shiner rigged under a float to the edges of grass and
Flip a June Bug worm in heavy cover.
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
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.
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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.
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