Orlando Florida Bass Fishing Guide Report
Spawning on the St Johns River in Mid December.I did see this happen in the
mid 90's when we had a very cold Dec like we are having in 2010.
The past two days we have been fishing a spawning area and catching fish that
are bedding.Yesterday and today we had fish that were busting shiners and not eating them just killing or running them off the beds.This afternoon the water temps
made it to 54 degrees and these fish became a little more aggressive and started eating.Bellies are full of egg's and one had egg's coming out as I unhooked her.
Last year we seen the major spawn hit in Late Feb and most of March because
our January was so cold these fish couldn't stay up shallow to get it done.
This year I am predicting that we will see a Major Spawn in early January.
The water temps have been staying in the upper 40's and low 50's with a few days
in the mid 50's I haven't seen 60 degree water in weeks but you can bet the next few
weeks with the weatherman calling for us to return to normal FL weather the fishing will become unreal.The past week I can't say we have been doing great on numbers of fish but each client has caught at least one Trophy over 8 pounds on their trip.
The artificial bite has been BAD with these cold water temps and about the only way
to get a bite is on Wild Shiners but with the weather warming up this week the artificial bite will pick back up quickly.
Thanks From Captain Ed Bussard and Bass Challenger Guide Service Guiding Clients To Trophy Bass In Central Florida For Over 31 Years
Barry Z with his St Johns River Trophy
About The Author: Captain Eddie Bussard
Company: Bass Challenge Guide Service
Area Reporting: Orlando Area Fishing Guide
Bio: Captain Ed Bussard and Bass Challenger Guide Service Guiding Clients To Trophy Bass In Central Florida For Over 28 Years.