St Johns river bass fishing For week of 8/24/07

2007-08-24 21:21:30
St. Johns River, Florida - Freshwater Fishing Report
South of Astor to Hwy44
Steve Niemoeller

Last friday was started out fishing lakes off the main river with a lot of different lures ,mostly topwater that could be worked through and around the thick weeds, after lots of blowups and a couple lost fish we managed to get some to the boat that came on Highrollers 3.25 HR and a buzzbait .

Then it was time to go to the main river and see how it would be , as we approached where we were going to start the water was exploding with bass and skipjacks (AKA Ladyfish)chasing bait.

We each had a Steel Shad tied on and it matched the baitfish close enough that 32 bass were willing to eat them along with a bunch of the skipjacks .

Early this week we were back out and 13 bass fell victim to the Steel Shad in a couple hours.

They are hanging out on the points near deep water and in the river bends and are waiting on the baitfish to pass by.

Wednesday started out slow without any takers till 10;30 before that the river had been stopped and did not have any current but as soon as the current started moving the fish became active, most were taken on the Steel Shad again with a few on a topwater prop bait worked close to the pads in the main river on outside channel bends.

(Remember to take a Kid Fishing)

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till next time good luck and I'll see you on the water

Capt. Steve Niemoeller

Fish Species: Bass
Bait Used: top water plugs and Steel shads
Tackle Used: bait caster rods and reels
Method Used:
Water Depth: 1 to 15 feet
Water Temperature: high 80s
Wind Direction: east
Wind Speed: light breeze
Steve Niemoeller

About The Author: Captain Steve Niemoeller

Company: F& S water charters

Area Reporting: Central FL. Fresh and salt water

Bio: I am now a Full time Guide for . I fish the St. Johns river and Harris and Kissimmee Chains as well as the Mosquito Lagoon and Inshore Saltwater. Captain Steve Niemoeller is a full time professional guide located in Central Florida just minutes from Disney World and Orlando. Captain Steve can offer you more choices for your next fishing adventure. He offers Trophy Bass Fishing, Speck Fishing, and Fly Fishing. We will be fishing the St. Johnís River between Lake Monroe to the South and Lake George to the North. Captain Steve also fishes the Kissimmee Chain, the Harris Chain, and Multi day trips to the Stick Marsh Farm 13 are also available. Quality fishing products provided by the following ; Bass Assassin , , Stanley Spinner ,

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