Tuesday, May 26, 2009

Orlando Fishing Report 05/26/09

After 1 week of what was close to being nonstop rain, many Floridians are left with major clean up and some 30+inches of rain in some Central Florida areas. I wish all of those people the best in trying to recover from there loses.

The fishing has been very rough this past week, the lake I am on is at least 3 ft higher than it was last week, and the fish are no longer huddled up in my spots. I went from having my clients catch 25 fish in 4 hours, to getting less than 10 a trip. The high waters have caused these fish to become lethargic and spread out.

We are mainly catching these fish on deep diving crank baits or weightless sinkos. As for specific depths, I havent keyed in to that except anywhere. I have been catching fish in deep, and shallow water all week. The rains are letting up and its hot so hopefully in a few weeks the water will get back to normal.

Monday, May 18, 2009

"OrlandoTrophyBass.com" fishing Report 05/18/09

May is my favorite month of the year, great bass fishing, and it’s Cystic Fibrosis awareness month. Before I get to my report, I wanted to thank everyone who has come out and fished this year so far. As of May 16th during the Cystic Fibrosis Great Strides Walks in Orlando and Tampa, we raised over $1100 for Cystic Fibrosis research and closer to my $3000 goal for the year.
The Month of May has been another spot on month for catching bass. Watermelon red and green pumpkin seed flukes have been working the best for me. This month most of my clients have been catching 25 + fish in 4 hours off these two colors. The hours between 7 and 9 am have been the times most of the numbers are coming. However, later in the mornings have been when the bigger bass 4+ pounders have been caught, still using the flukes. If the bite really slows down I have them switch to a weightless black/blue sinko. We have not had much luck with shinners, a few here and there, despite having caught several fish that spit up the shinners they have been feeding on. Same goes for top water lures; they have been throwing poppers and horny toads with a few here and there, but when we switch to the fluke the action of that bait sinking in the water like a dead bait fish, just drives the bass nuts. The large majority of the fish are being caught in 7-9 ft of water, in clear water, over hydrilla. The water temperature has been holding steady around 80-82 degress. I expect nothing but great fishing during the month of June.

Capt Kevin Przybyl
“Casting towards a Cure for Cystic Fibrosis”