Dog Days of Summer Success in the Florida Everglades 8-4-12

The weather and the bite are a couple of things I can not controll. Just like the rest of the country, the everglades is experiencing the dog days of summer. It just get's plain miserable from mid morning untill the late afternoon. But even
in these unbearable temperatures I have been on a Zara Spook bite all day, everyday for the past month. It's has been a magical time of fishing. My customers been pleasantly shocked to see a topwater bite going all day. Yesterday on the way to the boat ramp, I told the clients that we would be on top all day and the bite would be constant. They thought I was just full of it. They boated over 60 bass in 8 hours all on a Heddon Zara Spook Jr. in chrome color. The fish have not been big but in the 1-6 pound range, but hey that's o.k. too. Here are a couple of photos of happy clients from England, Pennsylvania, Florida and Georgia.


  • capt louiecapt louie citrus countyPosts: 9,179 Moderator
    Sweet bite.
    "You'll get your weather"
  • Bass2bucksBass2bucks Posts: 653 Officer
  • Luftwaffe1989Luftwaffe1989 Posts: 170 Officer
    thats crazy how those two bass hit that lure, congrats!!!
    [SIGPIC][/SIGPIC] My second (wife):grin... My 1970 Chevrolet Chevelle 454 SS (LS6).
  • RollinRollin Posts: 1,525 Captain
    Topwater all day, that is awesome !!
  • RemoteRedsTroutRemoteRedsTrout Posts: 408 Deckhand
    Verrry nice! Thats one helluva fishery!! Ive been getting skunked a ton lately, past couple weeks tried 4-5 times at 4 different ponds mostly using buzzbaits, crankbaits, live bluegill one day and domestic shiners another day with my friend (he got the only bass a 2.5lber)

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