Dean Herdman

Stick Marsh Prime Time

Finally a break from the heat, it looks as though the summer season as we know it has ended. The calendar has moved to November and this spells better, more comfortable fishing in store for us here in Central Florida. I simply love this time of year. The brutal heat is no longer a factor and the fish are becoming eager to feed in anticipation for the annual spawn.

One sure sign of the season that I have begun to notice is the annual arrival of snowbirds. If you are unfamiliar with this species they are easily identified as they are generally a slower moving easily confused migratory species that flock to our area from November through late April. They tend to be white crested and wrinkled and feed in packs around 6am and again at 4:30pm. Though not usually aggressive I tend to give them plenty of space because they can be unpredictable.

If the quality of fish we caught in October is any indication of what is to come in the next few months we are in for some great bass fishing action this winter. Although we didn't catch fish in great numbers of late we have hooked into some very nice fish on every outing. I believe the reduction in quantity was a direct result of the high water temps but that is abating and the big ones are definitely out there ready to bite. Many personal bests have been had by my clients recently with all of them going safely back to the water to be caught again.

So if you have been wondering when is the best time to go out to the Stick Marsh for some prime time largemouth bass fishing the answer is now. It doesn't get any better than this so choose a day or two when you can relax and call me toll free anytime at

866-BASS-066 or send an e-mail to for your reservation.

Oh and don't forget that the holidays are just around the corner and our gift certificate is an excellent choice for that special angler on your list. Details are on our website .

Fish Species: Largemouth Bass
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Water Temperature: low 80's
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Nice largemouth Jeremy
Nice largemouth Jeremy

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Dean Herdman

About The Author: Captain Dean Herdman

Company: Bass Professional Guide Service

Area Reporting: Stick Marsh Farm 13

Bio: Over the past two decades, it has been my pleasure to make the bass fishing dreams of families and anglers all over the world come true when they've come to the world famous Stick Marsh & Farm 13. Over the years, I've caught, and helped my clients catch, over a thousand bass weighing over 10 pounds. I'm grateful for the success my guide service has enjoyed, and I'm now grateful for the opportunity to retire and transfer my business to another incredible fisherman. As of August 3, Dean Herdman, a U.S.C.G. licensed Captain and a knowledgeable and avid bass fisherman, has become the new owner and master guide at Bass Professional Guide Service/ I'm confident that his skills and expertise will help bring new and existing clients the same great fishing experiences for years to come.

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