George Welcome

Based on the summer fishing and the rainfall of this year we are expecting a very good 2008-2009 season. Rainfall has been at the level that spillway openings have been required to facilitate the movement of water northward through the St Johns tributaries.

Several trips this month have been very productive in numbers and have produces several bass in the 7 - 10 pound range. The predominate producer has been plastics both presented T-rigged, and Carolina rigged. The spillway in the southeast of the Farm has produced well for a multitude of baits that include: rattle traps, hard jerk baits, jigs, T-rigged plastics, and Carolina rigs. They have been both inside and outside of the cable. Prior to the spillway being open we had a period where on of the pipes had been open and west side of the current was very productive with the application of the Carolina rig.

In other areas of the lake we have found the Farm side to be most productive along the submerged irrigation ditches. In particular, the intersection of these ditches have been better than along the run of the ditches. Throughout July a lot of fish were found in the SW area of the Marsh, but that group of fish seems to have moved off, and it is my thought that they headed south into the Farm and settled in the ditches.

Weather over the period has been good with most days allowing for a full day of fishing. Thunder storms have come in the afternoon and most of them have been pretty nasty. Don't wait until your caught out there in one of these storms as this lake gets pretty raunchy in a big hurry. Temperatures have been in the 80's which calls for the drinking of plenty of fluids and the application of plenty of sun protection. Don't forget the sun glasses as the glare on the water from the sun can be very damaging.

See you out there. Say hi if you get the chance.

Annual Season Pre-sale:

Each year I offer a pre-season sale for the upcoming year. The spaces allocated to this sale go quickly so if you are coming in the 2008-2009 (October 2008 June 2009) you want to get in on this deal.

The way it works is quite simple. Book your trip within the next 30 days pre-paid and save $75.00 per day on your trip. It is not required that you pick the exact days at the time of booking as you have until October 1, to make that decision. Obviously I will cooperate on date changes if available. The booking rate for this deal is $300 per day.

Effective as of July 2008, I have no alternative but to raise my rates by $25.00. All rates will be adjusted, however I am lowering the rate for the 3rd person to $50.00, which in effect keeps a 3-person trip to the same rate as previous years.

Hoping to hear from you soon.

PS: No service fee applied to sale rate credit card charges.

No cancellation on sales trips - we will reschedule to your convenience.

Fish Species: LM Bass
Bait Used: artificial
Tackle Used: 7
Method Used: varied
Water Depth: 7'
Water Temperature: 80's
Wind Direction: varied
Wind Speed: calm


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George Welcome

About The Author: Captain George Welcome

Company: Imagination Bassin Guide Services

Area Reporting: Stick Marsh/Farm 13

Bio: Capt. George Welcome has been guiding on the Stick Marsh & Farm 13 for many years. His weekly fishing report for provide a good overview on what's biting and where. Capt. Welcome offers a first class customer oriented guide service and will do the best job possible to help you catch the bass of a lifetime! He wants to hear from you. So, if you have questions or comments, please email him.

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