Fishing has been really exciting the past few weeks. I have had many guests with a wide variety of skills which makes my trips really fun for me. The bass are biting and everyone I am taking out is catching fish. My more skilled guests have been catching around 15-20 fish, and my guests that rarely fish, or have never fished are catching about 8-10 fish in 4 hours. Most of these fish have been in the 2-3 lbs range. Almost every trip has lead to someone in the boat catching at least one fish over 5 lbs.
Black/blue sinkos have been my bait of choice, following rattle traps, and then watermelon red flukes. These three baits have really been putting my guests on fish the past month. My focus has been fishing open water 9-15 ft deep. I am looking for the edges in the hydrilla fishing away from the hydrilla back into it. I am also looking for 9-12 ft of water with deeper holes as far deep at 20 ft. I am then casting into the hole working back up into the shallower water. Working baits like the sinko or a Jig off the bottom are creating great strikes. Occasionally my guests will throw a deep diving crank bait and are getting strikes and fish as the work the bait up the banks of these holes.
Here are just a few of the pictures of fish my guest have caught over the past week.
Mark from Ft Lauderdale, had this 6 lbs bass fishing a 9 ft deep ledge at the edge of a 20 ft deep hole with a blk/blue sinko and ¼ oz red bullet weight.
This was Steve’s 4 lbs bass he caught with the same colored blk/blue sinko, caught on fathers day. This was the first of several fish he caught over 4 lbs that day, his other fish can be seen, as well as fish my other guest have caught, at http://www.youtube.com/user/OrlandoTrophyBass
Capt Kevin Przybyl
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