Dean Herdman

Nearly two weeks in a row of unusually cold weather took it's toll on many species in Florida in early January. Many salt water fishes were devastated as were some fresh water species. Exotics such as Tilapia and Armoured Catfish littered the lake after the water temps dipped into the 40's.

The buzzards and gators, nature's clean up crew, had to get busy feasting on carrion and once it warmed a bit things were a getting a bit odiferous. The cold temps also locked the jaws of the bass a bit till the water warmed back into the 60's. Hopefully that is all past us now and this last moon phase signaled a prespawn/spawn cycle.

February should provide us with warmer temps and better bites. The big ones are out there. Are you ready? Let's go fishing!

Fish Species: largemouth bass
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Water Temperature: 65
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Osprey on the Prowl
Osprey on the Prowl

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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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