Category Archives: Gary Simpson’s Fishing Report

Cold Water and Tough Fishing

You won’t see many reports as thin on content as this one.  Winter sometimes brings reports like this when air and water temps go low.  As touring bass anglers know, Florida strain largemouth bass seem much more bothered by sudden … Continue reading

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On the Verge of Big Bass Time

Bass anglers are fully on point these days, knowing that the pinnacle time to hook a trophy-size fish is at hand.  The thing is, however, it’s not really happening yet.  Lake George, the most famous of our early-season big-bass producers, … Continue reading

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Snook Succumb to Freeze

A generation ago, they were not even on the radar of the inshore Big Bend angler anywhere north of Crystal River. A string of winters warmer than they had been through the last of the 20th century, however, slowly changed … Continue reading

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Shallow ‘Specks’ Abound

Back when lake conditions seemed to change less from one year to the next, there was a rather large number of Gainesville-area anglers who claimed to be speckled perch experts.  In these days now long ago, these anglers figured they … Continue reading

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Gulf Rivers Shine

In last weekend’s fine weather, every gulf port produced great fishing.  Grouper anglers scored offshore.  Lots of reds and trout were taken in the shallows.  But it was two senior anglers just ‘junk fishing’ that came in with our favorite … Continue reading

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