Category Archives: Gary Simpson’s Fishing Report

GTB Set for Customer Appreciation Day

The early morning / late evening speckled perch bite remains good on Orange, Lochloosa, and Newnan’s Lakes. But some fishers say the crappies seem increasingly particular about what they’ll bite. I experienced it firsthand this week. After failing to find … Continue reading

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Good Fishing All Around

Recent reports would suggest that the Spanish mackerel recently abundant on Seahorse Reef (off Cedar Key) have thinned out at best…and moved on altogether at worst.  But we’re pretty sure we know where they went.  A ways up the coast, … Continue reading

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Cool Snaps Make Fish Snap

Over most of America, the freshwater fish more sought after than any other might well be the crappie.  Locally, generations of Florida fishers have called crappies ‘speckled perch’.  The fish, of course, can be caught year-round, but the army of … Continue reading

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Cool Air = Great Fishing

The season’s first really cool air arrives to already-fine fishing in most of our fresh and salt waters. Fishing the heavy current just below Rodman Dam has produced near epic catches for weeks now.  Joe Bailey of Ft. McCoy has … Continue reading

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Salty Action Cranking Up

The 5th Annual Santa Fe Lady Raider Inshore Slam went out of Steinhatchee Saturday.  The vast majority of fishing tournaments are held in the spring season, when hardly a weekend goes by without multiple events along our stretch of gulf … Continue reading

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