Category Archives: 2018

Warm Days Bring Hot Fishing

For some, the short span of time that sends spawning speckled perch into our lakes’ shallows is the pinnacle of the fishing year.  These anglers know that time is now.  Lochloosa lily pads have produced bunches of thick specks for … Continue reading

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Area Lakes ‘Busting Loose’

We used to call it the ‘bust loose’. It came in late January or sometime in February, on the heels of a spell of poor fishing resulting from a very cold season. When the water temps finally reached a level … Continue reading

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A Building Bite in Fresh and Saltwaters

Slow fishing was the rule through an unusually-cold January, and North Florida anglers were forced to be patient.  Now, finally-warming lakes, rivers, and flats are producing much better. Moses and Joann Reese stopped by the store Monday, excited to tell … Continue reading

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Water and Fishing Both Heating Up

Members of the Gainesville Bassmasters have long spent a week in Suwannee ahead of their annual bass tournament there.  Usually held in November, they wisely delayed the event up a couple of months this year.  Following their cool-weather getaway, club … Continue reading

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Icy Water Action Improving

Toward the end of a cold winter, there is often a rather sudden turnaround that takes the fishing from slow to great. Nicer weather last weekend promised to yield better action.  While it did that, the very low water temps … Continue reading

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