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”